The Plainfield Police Department is reminding residents of fireworks being illegal in the village, including during the July 4 holiday. The Plainfield Village Fireworks and Explosives Ordinance prohibits the sale, possession, use and discharge of fireworks or other explosives.
“This Fourth of July season, we strongly encourage everyone to leave the fireworks to the professionals and attend a properly licensed, professional fireworks show,” Commander Ken Ruggles stated in a press release.
According to the release, The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 11 fireworks related deaths in 2015 and an estimated 11,900 injuries, 8,000 of which happened between June 19 and July 19, 2015.
The Plainfield Police Department will assign officers to address fireworks complaints during the holiday. Violators of the ordinance will receive a $100 citation and have the fireworks confiscated. Public fireworks displays can only be granted to licensed pyro technicians through the Plainfield Fire Protection District.