Reminder about fireworks: They ain’t legal in NEJC

Not to be an aguafiesta here, but we are honor bound to remind everyone that it’s illegal to set off fireworks in northeast Johnson County. Prairie Village and Fairway sent along the following earlier this week:

Dear Fairway Resident:

I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable July 4th Holiday! Please keep in mind that fireworks are prohibited in Fairway with the exception of approved public displays. The hot dry weather is not helping to ease any concerns the Police and Fire Departments have with preventing accidents and fires over the next few days. I have copied the ordinance that prohibits fireworks below and ask that everybody help to keep the holiday as safe as possible. Thank you

5-302. FIREWORKS PROHIBITED: EXCEPTIONS.
No person shall store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, use, explode or
discharge any fireworks except for supervised public exhibitions or displays:
Provided, However that such public exhibitions or displays shall be conducted
only in accordance with any rules and regulations issued by the fire official.
Provided, further, however, that the provisions and prohibitions of this section
shall not be construed to prohibit the proper and lawful storage of fireworks, by
an actual wholesaler, for sale outside the city limits of Fairway, Kansas.
Questions? Contact Chief Mike Fleming at the Fairway Police Department
phone: 913-262-2364
email: mfleming@fairwaypd.org

From PV:

Just a quick reminder that all fireworks are prohibited within the City limits of Prairie Village. This includes but is not limited to: firecrackers, sparklers, roman candles, bottle rockets, and all other fireworks devices that may be shot into the air or propelled over the ground. The penalty is a mandatory court appearance with a fine amount determined by the judge.

Please be responsible and have a safe holiday!