Georgia House Bill 110 defines fireworks as “any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect.” This new law authorizes the use of blank cartridges, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, bombs, sparklers, Roman candles and similarly constructed combustibles and explosions.
Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to purchase and use fireworks. The use of fireworks is permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. to midnight. However, on Jan. 1, July 3, July 4 and Dec. 31, the fireworks curfew extends to 2 a.m.
Fireworks are still prohibited within any school zone, function or transportation provided by a school. Fireworks cannot be exploded indoors or within 100 yards within a nuclear power facility, gas station or any facility engaged in the production, refining or blending of gasoline.
If you have any questions concerning consumer fireworks, contact the Hinesville Fire Department at (912) 876-4143. Or visit the website at www.cityofhinesville.org/fire for information and to submit questions through the Contact Us form.