Yup, those boom-booms that we used to have to drive to Ohio to purchase are legal in Michigan.

This means more potential danger, fire and......well, NOISE. And anyone responsible for causing fires and personal injuries will be punished. Fire Departments have voiced their concerns and worries about the upcoming holiday.

Along with the usual gang of legal Michigan fireworks like black snakes, sparklers, poppers, etc., Roman candles, bottle rockets and missile rockets are also legal in our state - whereas a few years ago they were still illegal.

According to Metro Parent Daily, the state recommends that you:

  • Stand far away and back off after lighting.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s directions, and only buy fireworks from authorized retailers.
  • Do not get risky: Don’t make your own fireworks, point or throw them at people, or carry them in your pockets.
  • Keep a bucket of water or hose on hand in case of a fire. Then, when the fireworks stop burning, dunk them in the water bucket or spray with a hose.
  • Never try to relight a firework that didn’t ignite the first time, or reuse duds. Wait 15-20 minutes, and then put them in the water bucket or spray with the hose.

Firecrackers such as Cherry Bombs, M-80's and Silver Salutes are still illegal.

Don't bother your neighbors...don't show off for friends...STAY SAFE.