Can Pennsylvania Residents purchase fireworks?
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. You are probably aware that a new PA fireworks law took effect on October 30, 2017. At the outset, let me say that it has brought welcome, reasonable, and long awaited change. My intention here is not to give you the many details of the new law.( For all the details Google PA Fireworks Law, Act 43 of 2017 ) Rather, let me boil the new law down to the most essential points that directly affect you in your purchase of consumer fireworks.
The first point and the cornerstone of the new law is that Pennsylvania residents are no longer required to secure a township permit in order to buy aerials or firecrackers. Thankfully, EVERYTHING IS LEGAL FOR EVERYONE! A second point, and one less publicized, is that consumer fireworks can now be legally discharged in Pennsylvania. There are several regulations governing their discharge with the two most prominent as follows: First, the individual is to be at least 18 years of age. And secondly, any discharge on public or private property must be done with the express permission of the property owner.
In closing, with any privilege comes responsibility. I encourage you to please approach these new privileges with RESPECT, COMMON SENSE, and SAFETY. Please come and visit our store. We would love the opportunity to serve you.
Thom Hill, owner North of the Border Fireworks
Do you have m80's, dynamite, cherry bombs, or other non-aerial explosives?
Non-aerial explosives any larger than a firecracker have been banned by the Federal Government for some time. There is no way for a consumer to legally buy these kind of explosives.
What is 2-for-1 and 3-for-1 pricing. How does it work?
Every item we sell is either 2-for-1 or 3-for-1. We don't jack up our prices like other places to make the same amount of profit-the savings go right to you. You can buy just one of any item too! Our registers take the full price of the item and takes a percentage off: 50% for the 2-for-1 items and 66.6% off the 3-for-1 items.
What is the quality of your product?
It is excellent. We have a great relationship with our supplier who meticulously and carefully selects all the fireworks we have in the store. In this way, we only pick up items that have been verified to reliably ignite, perform excellently, and provide the best displays of any other fireworks on the market.
Where are the really big ones?
The Federal Government has put a limit on the size of shells and amount of powder in each shell. There is nowhere that you can legally buy shells that are over 3" in diameter or have more than 60 grams of powder inside. Large cakes can have a total of 500 grams of powder in the entire configuration, but the shells are still limited to 3" and 60 grams each.
How long are fireworks good for?
Fireworks, like a fine wine, actually dry out and get better with age, provided that they are kept dry. Storing fireworks in a humid environment such as a hot attic or musty basement can negatively affect the performance of your devices.
Can a firework device ignite accidentally?
All modern devices use what is called a "safety fuse." This means that no matter how hot a room in your house or the trunk of your car gets, the fireworks will not ignite. In fact, a flame must actually be in contact with the fuse for a short period of time before it will ignite and activate the display.
What is the difference between fountains and aerials?
The main difference between ground fireworks and aerial is that ground fireworks perform their display on the ground by emitting sparks, smoke, and noise while aerial fireworks are first launched into the air before they display. Both are safe when used properly, while sober, and with common sense.
Is it legal to ignite fireworks in Pennsylvania
Yes, however, you need the permission of the property owner before you light them off. No matter where you do it, make sure to clean up the cardboard and clay from the area.
What kind of deals can I get?
NOTB Fireworks provides you with the opportunity to save even more money by providing numerous and flexible pricing options. We frequently run sales where everything is 3-for-1. Our VIP program nets you free rewards dollars for every $100 you spend, and our high-roller rollback pricing feature gives you the 3-for-1 pricing structure for life, provided you spend $750 within one year.
Unfortunately, we can't offer custom deals for every customer or give away more than we already do. Thank you for understanding.