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North Haven Fire Department Share Tips for Safe Fourth of July Celebrations

Use of Fireworks is Illegal in Connecticut

NORTH HAVEN —  Chief Paul Januszewski and the North Haven Fire Department wish to share several important safety tips and reminders as residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

The North Haven Fire Department reminds residents that it is illegal in Connecticut for non-professional, non-licensed individuals to purchase, use, possess or sell fireworks. Items such as party poppers, snakes, smoke devices and anything that emits a flame are not legal for private use in Connecticut. 

Sparklers and fountains, which are not considered fireworks in the state of Connecticut, may be sold, but may not legally be sold to, or used by persons younger than 16. Only sparklers and fountains, which are non-explosive and non-aerial, are legal in Connecticut.

Celebrate Safely

  • Attend organized and permitted fireworks displays only.
  • Remember, alcohol/drugs and fireworks do not mix.
  • Never allow young children to go near fireworks.
  • Keep pets indoors and away from fireworks. The loud noises and flashing lights can be frightening and overwhelming for pets. Pets can become frightened and run from familiar environments and people, becoming lost. Read more here.
  • In case of a fireworks-related or other emergency, always dial 911.

The North Haven Fire Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!