With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds everyone that safety is paramount when it comes to fireworks. To protect yourself and others, only buy fireworks from permitted stands in Loudoun County because those fireworks have been tested and approved. These are distinguished from other fireworks such as firecrackers, Roman candles, missiles, bottle rockets and shells, which are not allowed in Loudoun County without a permit.
“Throughout the National Capital Region, local fire marshals work closely as a group with the fireworks industry to ensure only permissible fireworks are sold to the general public where allowed, pursuant to local fire codes,” according to Linda Hale, Chief Fire Marshal of Loudoun County. “Be aware that use of non-permissible fireworks is a violation of the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code, a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could result in jail time of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500.00.”
Chief Hale encourages the public to attend one of the many public fireworks displays that will be held throughout the county. She notes that all display sites are inspected for safety before a show is allowed to proceed.
More information, including a list of retail stands, permissible fireworks, and public fireworks displays, is available by calling the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600 or online at the link below
Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office