With Independence Day just days away, there will be neighborhood parades, backyard barbecues and lots of celebrating! However, Town officials want to remind residents that shooting fireworks is illegal in Collierville as well as Shelby County. Although fireworks may be purchased across the state line, the Town’s ordinance bans the use of fireworks; violators may face fines and be held liable for damages and injuries.
“According to NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) there are more fires reported on the fourth of July, than any other day of the year and nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks,” said Fire Chief Buddy Billings. “The Collierville Fire Department encourages you leave the fireworks to the professionals and not use consumer fireworks. The safest way for you and your family to enjoy fireworks is to attend the spectacular public display at Cox Park conducted by trained professionals!”