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Hawai‘i County Fireworks Permit and Sales Locations

December 18, 2017, 9:09 AM HST
* Updated December 18, 9:11 AM
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The Hawai‘i Fire Department announces that fireworks permits will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, for the upcoming New Year’s celebration.

Fireworks sales will begin on Dec. 26 and will end at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

  • Fireworks permits:
  • Parker Ranch Shopping Center Food Court, Kamuela, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

Fireworks permits will also be sold at the following firecracker vending outlets:

  • KTA Puainako, 50 E. Puainako St., Hilo
  • KTA Kona, Kona Coast Shopping Center, 74-5594 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
  • KTA Keauhou, 78-6831 Ali‘i Drive, Keauhou, Kona
  • Pacific Fireworks Kona, 74-5629 Kuakini Highway, Ste. 155, Kailua-Kona
  • J. Hara Store, 17-343 Volcano Highway, Kurtistown
  • BJ Alan Tent Kona, 74-5586 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona
  • BJ Alan Tent Kona, 74-5454 Makala Boulevard, Kailua-Kona
  • BJ Alan Tent, 75-1000 Henry St., Kailua-Kona
  • BJ Alan Tent, 325 Maka‘ala St., Hilo
  • BJ Alan Tent, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo
  • Long’s Puainako, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo
  • TNT Tent, 381 E. Maka’ala St. Hilo

Fireworks permits will also be available for purchase beginning Dec. 26:

  • Fire Administration Office, Hilo County Building, 25 Aupuni St., Ste. 2501, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 29.
  • Kona Fire Prevention Office, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, second floor, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 29.

Each permit costs $25 and will entitle the holder to purchase 5,000 individual firecrackers. Multiple permit purchases are authorized. Permits shall only be issued to persons 18 years of age or older and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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Permits are not required for the purchasing of novelties and paperless firecrackers.

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Setting off of fireworks for the New Year celebrations are allowed between 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Permits shall be visibly displayed at the site of use, during the time of the firing.

Fire Chief Darren Rosario would like to remind the public that it is illegal for anyone to:
1. Remove the powder or pyrotechnic contents from any firework;
2. Throw fireworks from, at or into any vehicle;
3. Set off any fireworks:
At any time not within the specified time periods;
Within 1,000 feet of any Hospital, Convalescent home, Care home for the
elderly, Zoo, Animal Hospital or Shelter, or Church when services are held.
On any school property without authorization from the said school official;
On any Public way such as a highway, alley, street, sidewalk, or park.
4. Offer for sale, sell, or give any fireworks to minors; or for any minor to possess,
purchase, sell, or set off, ignite, or otherwise cause to explode any fireworks,
except under the immediate supervision of an adult;
5. Set off any aerial luminary devices, commonly called Sky Lanterns or Hawaii
Lanterns; or any other aerial devices, such as bottle rockets, sky rockets,
roman candles, cakes, mortars or shells.

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The Hawai‘i Fire Department asks everyone to help them prevent fires, and also to avoid the unnecessary injuries caused by fireworks each year.

You can help by:

  • Using extreme care when setting off fireworks. Children playing with fireworks should be under an adult’s close supervision at all times. Even the smallest of fireworks can cause severe injuries that will quickly ruin the Holidays. Help us to help you start the New Year off safely.
  • Fireworks should be set off in an area well away from dry grass or flammable materials.
  • Be sure fireworks are completely extinguished before being disposed of.
  • And most importantly, have a fire extinguisher and/ or a water hose ready to use in the event of an unplanned or unexpected fire. Be sure the water hose(s) can reach all areas of where fireworks activities are being conducted, especially around the entire house. It’s also a great idea to wet down any dry, grassy area before and after setting off fireworks. Doing it before will also let you know the capability of your water source.

For more information on the purchasing of fireworks permits or the use of fireworks, call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (808) 932-2911 (Hilo) or (808) 323-4760 (Kona).

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