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New Year’s Celebration Safety: Places of Public Assembly/Fireworks

Overview: Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events. But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism, or some other disaster. Routines change drastically, and people are suddenly aware of how fragile their lives and routines can be. Each disaster can have lasting effects — people may be seriously injured or killed, and devastating and costly property damage can occur. People entering any public assembly building need to be prepared in case of an emergency.

In addition, New Year’s Eve can be an evening of celebration, often including fireworks. The NFPA and TSFMO discourage the use of fireworks.

o Leave fireworks to the professionals – do not use consumer fireworks!
o After a fireworks display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, they may still be active
o This NFPA public service announcement, "Safe? Sane?" urges people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous.
o Consumer fireworks include sparklers and firecrackers. Did you know that the tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause 3rd degree burns .

A Permit is required to shoot fireworks in the Sevierville city limits.

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Fire Code Enforcement
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Fax 865.453.5518

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Fire Marshal JC Green
Office 865.868.1709