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Chapter 6. Fire Protection

Sec. 6-32. Fireworks, firework shows and storage or use of explosives.

(1) The storage or use of explosives within the City of Marshfield is prohibited, except as authorized by a permit from the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department. The fee for such permit shall be $25.00, and shall be issued for such term on occasion as the fire chief or his designee deems appropriate, not to exceed one year, and subject to such conditions as the fire chief or his designee may deem necessary for public safety.

(2) Storage of explosives and explosive devices shall be in strict conformance with SPS 307 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, or any continuation, amendment or revision thereof, and violation of such regulations shall be a violation of this section.

(3) Storage and use of class "C" fireworks by individuals for personal use only shall not require a permit under this section.

(4) Any use of pyrotechnics in conjunction with theatrical, musical, or similar productions before a proximate audience, performers, or support personnel shall be carried out in accordance with NFPA 1126 Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience. The fire and rescue department shall be notified at least five business days prior to such display. The use of pyrotechnics indoors before a proximate audience shall only be permitted in buildings that are protected by a complete automatic fire sprinkler system. The provisions of NFPA 1126 governing the storage and use of class C fireworks are hereby incorporated herein by this reference.

(5) Flame effects for entertainment, exhibition, demonstration, or simulation before an audience, including their design, fabrication, installation, testing, control, operation, and maintenance shall be carried out in accordance with NFPA 160 Standard for Flame Effects Before an Audience. The fire and rescue department shall be notified at least five business days prior to such display.

The use of flame effects indoors before a proximate audience shall only be permitted in buildings that are protected by a complete automatic fire sprinkler system. The provisions of NFPA 160 governing the storage and use of class C fireworks are hereby incorporated herein by this reference.

(Code 1982, 5.18; Ord. No. 1007, 1, 1-27-2004; Ord. No. 1007, 2, 1-27-2004; Ord. No. 1220, 1, 2-28-2012)