Fireworks are prohibited on the city limits of Springfield and may be confiscated by authorities. Section 5601.1.3 of the adopted City Fire Code states the possession, manufacture, storage, offer or exposure for sale, selling at retail, handling and discharge of fireworks are prohibited. An exception is granted for the use of the fireworks for a public display with a valid permit. Novelty items, described as snappers, party poppers, toy smoke devices or glowworms, and some sparklers, have been declassified as explosives from the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations
Each year, thousands of Americans, half of them children, are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-caused injuries.
54% of the children injured by fireworks are under the supervision of adults.
26% of the children injured by fireworks are simply bystanders.
10% of the children injured by fireworks suffer permanent damage.
24% of the children injured by fireworks suffer eye injuries.
24% of the children injured by fireworks suffer injury to the hands.