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Road & Roundabout Firework Safety

Today the Carmel Police Department reminds citizens of Carmel Fireworks Ordinance 6-158. (Go read it now, or skip to the bottom of this article now, and come back here when you’re finished.) This is most likely similar in other Indianapolis area communities as well.

Road & Roundabout Firework Safety

For the record, it’s probably illegal to set off fireworks in the middle of, or on, the ample roundabouts that dot the Carmel landscape. No matter how tempting it may be, DO NOT DO IT!

We know, everyone likes to set off fountains in the middle of the street. But that’s probably not a good idea to start with. And it’s an even worse idea in or near a roundabout since most people don’t know how to drive a roundabout on a good day.

Drivers would probably get distracted and run you over while you’re lighting the firework ablaze. Or they may run over the embers in a vehicle with some sort of gas and/or oil leak, and the results would not be good.

Err on the side of caution. Stay safe, our friends. Set off your fireworks on your own property. Away from the roads and the roundabouts and away from anything that might catch on fire that shouldn’t be on fire. We don’t want to wake up on the 5th of July and hear about you being involved in a fireworks related accident.

Carmel Fireworks Ordinance 6-158

Here are the official Carmel Fireworks Guidelines:

Sounds associated with the legal consumer fireworks during the following days and times:

Between the hours of 5:00pm and two hours after sunset on June 29th, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 5th, July 6th, July 7th, July 8th and July 9th.

Between the hours of 10:00am and 12:00 midnight on July 4th.

Between the hours of 10:00am on December 31st and 1:00am on January 1st.

As always, if the fireworks are being set off in a dangerous manner, i.e. landing on the roof of someone’s home, and/or causing harm to life or property please call 317-571-2580 for non-emergencies or 911 for life threatening emergencies.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Reminds You to Follow Indiana Fireworks Laws (IC 22-11-14-6)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 1:10 PM

This weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer and along with that comes an increase in the use of fireworks. Area residents are reminded that Indiana has several laws governing fireworks and many town and cities have additional ordinances that citizens must follow.

In addition to laws, common courtesy when lighting fireworks goes a long way in avoiding neighborhood conflicts. Letting neighbors know your plans is a great idea or, better yet, why not invite your neighbors to join in the fun? Remember, not all your neighbors, especially those with young children or different work hours, enjoy the loud noises produced by fireworks.

The basic rule of thumb for fireworks use by residents in unincorporated areas of Hamilton County is that fireworks may be ignited from 9am-11pm on most nights with an extension on holidays, including Memorial Day. Fireworks may only be used on a person’s own property or on the property of a person who has given permission. Lighting fireworks in a street or in a parking lot is not permitted. Juveniles under the age of 18 must have an adult present to use or possess fireworks.

Towns and cities may have further restrictions on times or locations fireworks may be used so residents should seek advice from local agencies. If there are problems with neighbors and fireworks or noise, please call the non-emergency dispatch number at 317-773-1282.

Indiana State Law (IC 22-11-14-6) Violations; offenses; time and dates of allowable usage of consumer fireworks

Sec. 6. (a) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally violates section 2(f), 4.5, 5(c), 5(d), 7, 8(a), 8(c), 8(d), 10, or 11(c) of this chapter commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(b) A person who ignites, discharges or uses consumer fireworks at a site other than:
(1) a special discharge location;
(2) the property of the person; or
(3) the property of another who has given permission to use the consumer fireworks;
commits a Class C infraction. However, if a person recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally takes an action described in this subsection within five (5) years after the person previously took an action described in this subsection, whether or not there has been a judgment that the person committed an infraction in taking the previous action, the person commits a Class C misdemeanor.

(c) A person less than eighteen (18) years of age who possesses or uses a firework when an adult is not present and responsible at the location of the possession or use commits a Class C infraction. However, if a person possesses or uses a firework when an adult is not present and responsible at the location of the possession or use within five (5) years after a previous possession or use by the person as described in this subsection, whether or not there has been a judgment that the person committed an infraction in the previous possession or use, the person commits a delinquent act under IC 31-37.

(d) A person who ignites, discharges, or uses consumer fireworks:
(1) after 11 p.m. except on a holiday (as defined in IC 1-1-9-1(a)) or December 31, on which dates consumer fireworks may not be ignited, discharged, or used after midnight; or
(2) before 9 a.m.;
commits a Class C infraction. However, if a person recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally takes an action described in this subsection within five (5) years after the person previously took an action described in this subsection, whether or not there has been a judgment that the person committed an infraction in taking the previous action, the person commits a Class C misdemeanor.

(e) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally uses consumer fireworks and the violation causes harm to the property of a person commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(f) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally uses consumer fireworks and the violation results in serious bodily injury to a person commits a Level 6 felony.

(g) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally uses consumer fireworks and the violation results in the death of a person commits a Level 5 felony.

(h) A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to collect or remit to the state the public safety fees due under section 12 of this chapter commits a Level 6 felony.

SOURCE: Hamilton County Sheriff

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Fireworks at Victory Field

Fireworks at Victory Field after the Indianapolis Indians game on April 14, 2016.

Indianapolis Speedrome VIP July 4th Fireworks Night Tickets on Sale Now

For the 66th year, the Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome®  celebrate America’s birthday with Fireworks night.  This season’s blast-off extravaganza is set for Wednesday, July 4, 2012. VIP advanced tickets for the Westside Auto front stretch grandstand are just $15.  These are said to be the best seats in the house. Charge by phone at (317) 353-8206.

The racing starts at 7pm with Circle City Pyrotechnics’ Fireworks launching after dark.  Circle City Pyrotechnics, the title sponsor of the Junior Faskart Chase for the Cup, is the new official fireworks company of the historic fifth-mile track.  The motorsports lineup on July 4th is headlined by a 100-lap Late Model Figure 8. Also on the agenda are Stocks, Roadrunners, Hornets, Hornet Figure 8, Junior Faskarts, and Junior Hornets.

The Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome® is located at 802 South Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 in the historical district of Irvington and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn®.  For more information, call the track hotline is (317) 353-8206 email info@speedrome.com, or visit www.speedrome.com.

Vans Warped Tour at Klipsch Music Center on July 10, 2012

The Vans Warped Tour, featuring more artists than you could possibly listen to in an entire summer, is coming to Klipsch Music Center on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 and kicks off at noon.

For the newbies out there, the schedule of the times bands are playing is not set until the morning of the show so get to the show early if there’s a particular artist you want to hear!

And for the parents there is the Reverse Daycare Tent, which is an air-conditioned chill zone for parents who escort their teens to the concert but crave a break from the heat and the music. In the the Reverse Daycare Tent parents can relax, enjoy a cool beverage and interact with some of the family-friendly products and services in the tent.

Currently scheduled artists include:

  • A Loss for Words
  • After The Burial
  • All Time Low
  • Anthony Raneri
  • Anti-Flag
  • Ballyhoo!
  • Bangups
  • Bayside
  • Blessthefall
  • Born of Osiris
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Brian Marquis
  • Champagne Champagne
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
  • Cold Forty Three
  • Danielle Barbe
  • Dead Sara
  • Echo Movement
  • Emily’s Army
  • Every Time I Die
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Fireworks
  • For Today
  • Four Year Strong
  • Funeral Party
  • G-Eazy
  • Hyro Da Hero
  • I Fight Dragons
  • Iwrestledabearonce
  • Koji
  • Lost In Society
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Make Do and Mend
  • Man Overboard
  • Matt Toka
  • Mayday Parade
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Miss May I
  • Mod Sun
  • Motionless In White
  • New Empire
  • New Found Glory
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Owen Plant
  • Pierce the Veil
  • Polar Bear Club
  • Rise To Remain
  • Senses Fail
  • Skip the Foreplay
  • Sleeping with Sirens
  • Stepdad
  • Streetlight Manifesto
  • Super Water Sympathy
  • T Mills
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • The Constellations
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Green
  • The Silver Comet
  • The Used
  • Title Fight
  • Tomorrows Bad Seeds
  • Tonight Alive
  • Tony D’angelo
  • Transit
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Vampires Everywhere
  • Vanna
  • We Are the In Crowd
  • We Are the Ocean
  • We the Kings
  • Wick-It the Instigator
  • Yellowcard
  • You Me At Six

Tickets are $33.00, plus service fees.

Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets

Would you like to go to The Vans Warped Tour on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 for FREE courtesy of Live Nation?

To enter please fill out the form below or e-mail us with your full name,valid e-mail address by 11:59pm on Sunday, June 24, 2012 and one (1) lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a pair of tickets.

Your information is confidential and will only be used for contacting the winner and for prize fulfillment purposes.

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Giveaway Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Open to Indiana residents
  • Fill out the form above or e-mail us with your full name & valid e-mail address to be entered to win by 11:59pm on Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • You MUST be able to attend the show
  • Tickets will be mailed to the winner

The winner will be notified by Wednesday, June 27, 2012 via e-mail.