Fireworks

The Wheeling Fire Department wants to remind those living in the City of Wheeling that using most fireworks are PROHIBITED—in order to keep the city safe from any fire hazard.

FULL CITY ORDINANCE ON FIREWORKS (Click Here)

PROHIBITED FIREWORKS INCLUDE:

  • Bottle Rockets
  • Sky Rockets
  • Roman Candles
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Any other object that flies, propels or explodes

City Ordinance 1535.01 states that fireworks used to propel into the air are PROHIBITED. THIS IS TO PROTECT THE RISK OF A POSSIBLE FIRE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

A 70-foot per inch of shell is the safety zone  required to light fireworks. Most residential neighborhoods do not have adequate space.

There are LEGAL FIREWORKS that are permitted to be used in the city. They include:

  • Sparklers
  • Fountains
  • Party poppers
  • Snaps
  • Smoke devices
  • Various non-propellant noisemakers.