Happy 4th of July from ALL the Firefighters of the Washington Township Fire Department.
State Law Prohibits Every Firework Type Except Caps
The Washington Township Fire District would like to pass along an informative
message from the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development,
Office of Safety Compliance:
Once again, we are entering the fireworks season and we would like to acquaint
you with New Jersey's Fireworks Laws.
New Jersey's laws on fireworks, N.J.S.A. 21:2-1 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 21:3-1 et
seq., are very restrictive. In some states, fireworks are permitted to be sold to,
and used by, the public. However, in New Jersey, only paper or plastic caps for
use in toy guns are legal.
Sparkler and novelty items, such as cigarette loads, trick matches, trick noise
makers, smoke grenades, toy propellants, snaps & pops, poppetts and
champagne poppers, as well as firecrackers, roman candles, rockets, etc., are
all illegal in this state. Do not be fooled by a salesperson who tries to tell
you that they are authorized to be sold by the Consumer Products Safety
Commission, or are sold by mail order houses, or are permitted to be sold in
other states, or are permitted to be shipped by the U.S. Department of
repeat - the only fireworks that can legally be sold and used in New Jersey are
paper and plastic caps for toy cap guns
The Fireworks Laws are jointly enforced by municipalities and the New Jersey
Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The law states that the sale or
possession of fireworks, with intent to sell, is a crime of the fourth degree.
Any person found guilty of possessing fireworks, including sparklers, with the
intention of selling them, can be fined up to $7,500 and/or imprisoned up to 18
months. Any person found using fireworks illegally can be fined up to $500
and/or imprisoned for up to 30 days.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday June 17th 4 Washington Twp Firefighters Graduated the Fire 1 program @ Camden County Fire Academy. Nick Ditullio Station 10-2, Nick Esposito, Joe Brown and Nicole Domingo Station 10-3
Nicole Domingo received the James Sylvester Award.
L to R Capt Garagoso Nick Ditullio
Battalion Chief Reisenwitz District
Deputy Chief Weitzman
L to R District Deputy Chief Weitzman
Nicole Domingo Nick Esposito Joe Brown
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Monday June 15th Firefighters Josh Lee and Alex Astore Graduated from the Fire 1 program @ GCIT. Congratulations Josh and Alex job well done.
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