A state law legislating the sale of added fireworks takes effect Wednesday, and it has Charleston’s fire captain worried.
A 12 percent fireworks safety fee will be levied onto each sale, with earnings benefiting the veteran’s facility and fire departments. Shank isn’t sure the profits is worth the dangers positioned by enabling the public to manage stronger fireworks.
It’s just an unsafe thing we’ve gotten ourselves into, said Shank. That’s typically when someone’s going to get harmed.
Fireworks violations could be more difficult to impose, alerted Shanks, who predicts additional tasks for the city’s authority’s department.
Absolutely it would be complaint-driven. We would need to respond, then we’d have to do an investigation that would be time consuming, he stated.