Westland police recently issued a reminder to residents regarding local ordinances surrounding the use of fireworks in an effort to ensure that July 4 celebrations are legal, responsible and safe.
Consumer fireworks can be ignited, discharged or used only on each of the following days during the following hours:
Between 11 a.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan. 1; On the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days; On June 29 to July 4 between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days; On July 5 between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m., but only if that date is a Friday or Saturday and on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
Using fireworks while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics is prohibited, and igniting fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another without their express consent is prohibited.
Anyone calling the police department about a fireworks complaint should be as specific as possible about the location to make responding to the location faster and more effective by officers.
“We are able to respond quicker and provide better service with a specific location,” a department spokesman said.