St. John officials stress safe fireworks use

Published 1:34 pm Monday, December 31, 2018

LAPLACE — Residents may use fireworks on New Year’s Eve from dusk until 1 a.m. and New Year’s Day (Tuesday) from dusk until 10 p.m.

All discharging of fireworks by the general public shall be done with the supervision of responsible adults. Anyone under the age of 15 shall be prohibited from discharging fireworks without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible party.

No fireworks will be allowed to be discharged closer than 500 feet from any hospital, church, nursing home or school that is occupied.

No fireworks shall be modified in anyway from their original design, nor combined with any other devices in an attempt to increase the energy or loudness of the discharging.

Violators upon conviction in a court of proper jurisdiction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less that $50 or not more that $500.

— Submitted by St. John Communications.