Keeping Fireworks Operators & Spectators Safe

The death of four fireworks operators last has prompted the state to set new guidelines for not only operators, but spectators, as well.

At the Greenville town common the rules mean people will be pushed farther from the action. According to Greenville Fire-Rescue, barricades will be set up 350 feet from firework operators.

The new rules also require pyrotechnicians to pass an exam to become certified and licensed.

The Greenville Jaycees say the company they're using out of Pennsylvania has come to the state to comply with new rules.

The celebration kicks off at 9:15 Sunday night.


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  • by s Location: gville on Jul 2, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    When will Witn post a listing of Places and times for fire works across the east?
  • by J Location: Williamston on Jul 2, 2010 at 02:47 AM
    I agree with Anti,, Peeps have to be safe and respect the fireworks......does tho seem like another goverment issue
  • by Jim Location: SC on Jul 2, 2010 at 01:29 AM
    The socialist agenda continues. The state is everything, the people exist only to serve the state.
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    What a crock. The investigation into the accident on the outer-banks found that it could not have been prevented by these so called new guidelines and yet that is what is being held as an example of why the state made these new licencing laws and increased government regulation. Just another money sucking addition of the government that has actually now prevented many communities from being able to afford a 4th of July fireworks show this year. Get a clue people.
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