How does the State Fire Marshal promote fireworks safety in Ohio?
The Department of Commerce actively reviews and works to increase fireworks safety, both in showrooms and for public exhibitions. The Department focuses on the regulation and education of the fireworks industry and those involved in the exhibition of fireworks.


The Division of State Fire Marshal operates a Fireworks Incident Team (FIT) to respond to the scene of any fireworks accident to investigate and assist local authorities. Investigations by FIT have led to both administrative and criminal action being taken against exhibitors who fail to follow the regulations.

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1. What types of fireworks can be legally discharged in Ohio?
2. Are any fireworks completely safe?
3. What types of fireworks are illegal to discharge in Ohio without a license and permit?
4. How many fireworks stores are in Ohio?
5. What is a purchaser form?
6. Are there penalties for failing to follow Ohio's fireworks laws?
7. How many injuries result from fireworks use?
8. How does the State Fire Marshal promote fireworks safety in Ohio?
9. What is the process for fireworks exhibitions?