The Great Outdoors with Mark and Chad: Fireworks Safety and Regulations

The Fourth of July is almost here, and normally that entails your friends, neighbors or family members shooting fireworks for the holiday.

However, not all fireworks are legal in the city and in this week's installment of "Outdoors with Mark and Chad", we have a look at local regulations and how to stay safe this fireworks season.

According to Lieutenant Jeremy Kopp, with the Wausau Fire Department, knowing the regulations for the state is something you first want to check on. "In the state of Wisconsin, they want to make sure that people are only buying fireworks that stay on the ground, otherwise, you need to get a permit in order to light fireworks off that leave the ground."

In addition, there some tips to remember when you do light fireworks that do not require permits. "These fireworks are extremely hot as well as sparklers... and they get extremely hot and we want people to be careful that they're not leaning over the top of them things like that and just the proper equipment and just read the directions so you know what it is going to do and know what they want you to do to be safe."

To have a look at your local fireworks displays and times, please check out our list below.

List of Fourth of July Events in Central and North-Central Wisconsin

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