As we come upon another big weekend for fireworks, on KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor program, Logan Fire Chief Brad Hannig said it’s tricky to try and control the shooting off of fireworks in cities in Utah.
“There are some very difficult statutes that kind of limit our control. The fire chief or fire marshal doesn’t even have the authority technically to adjust them on the fly as maybe would be more prudent, especially in these emergency-type conditions. We have to make those decisions as the legislative body, meaning the council, has to make the decision of what the restrictions will be for the year prior to May.”
Hannig said then it has to be voted on and submitted to the county and technically it cannot be changed without more council meetings.