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Bureau of Investigations - Special Operations
Fireworks Safety & Enforcement

Welcome to the Fireworks Safety and Enforcement Unit. Fireworks enforcement in New Hampshire is a cooperative effort between the Office of the State Fire Marshal, our local fire departments, and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Investigators assigned to the unit conduct inspection and enforcement activities throughout the state, and issue permits and licenses for the manufacture, transportation, storage, handling and display of fireworks, pyrotechnics, flame effects, special effects and consumer fireworks.

Unit members working closely with the Permissible Fireworks Advisory Committee, and is responsible for administering the list of communities which have restricted the sale, possession or display of Permissible Fireworks. Unit members are available to conduct public education for local police and fire service agencies, and for the general public relative to fireworks laws.

The unit also licenses and inspects all explosives magazines used for the purpose of storing display fireworks, and regulated pyrotechnic devices.

High Explosive Magazine permits and blasting related licenses are still issued by the NH State Police – Permits and Licensing Unit and can be reached at (603) 223-3873, or permitsandlicensing@dos.nh.gov

If you have a question, you can contact the Fireworks Safety & Enforcement Unit by calling (603) 223-4289 (Monday thru Friday during normal business hours), or you can email us at fmo.fireworks@dos.nh.gov

*Licensed operators and local departments calling to report an incident involving fireworks, pyrotechnics, or flame effects should contact the NH State Police Communications Center at (603) 223-4381, and request to speak with the on-call Fire Marshal-Supervisor.

PERMISSIBILE CONSUMER FIREWORKS DISPLAY FIREWORKS PYROTECHNIC AND FLAME EFFECTS BEFORE A PROXIMATE AUDIENCE
PERMISSIBLE FIREWORKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS FIREWORKS INJURY/FIRE REPORTING

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