What are the rules for fireworks in Midland?
Possession and discharge of fireworks within the city limits or within 5,000 feet of the city limits is prohibited by law.

Any firework that must be ignited by a heat source is illegal to possess or discharge. Small items such as "poppers" are not prohibited. Individuals are subject to confiscation of all fireworks found in their possession and a fine up to $2,000 plus court costs.

Fireworks also may not be discharged on federal, state, or county roadways. If individuals plan to discharge fireworks on private property not belonging to them, they must have a written letter of permission from the land owner.

The Midland Fire Department also reminds citizens to use caution when discharging fireworks. Eye and burn injuries are common among children, and they should be supervised by an adult. Devices such as sparklers may reach temperatures exceeding 1,000 degrees.

Grass fires are another potential risk during fireworks season. Have at least one of the following extinguishing agents available while discharging fireworks: water, sand or dirt, or a portable fire extinguisher. Never hesitate to call 911 if a fire develops.

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1. What version of the International Fire Code has the City of Midland adopted?
2. Can work on my construction project begin before the plan review process is complete?
3. Can I use a BBQ grill on my porch or balcony?
4. How do I maintain a smoke detector?
5. How do I set up a fire protection system inspection?
6. What are the rules for fireworks in Midland?
7. Can a day-of fire protection system test be scheduled?
8. Can a building be occupied before the fire protection systems are tested and approved?
9. Can stock or merchandise be placed in a building before the fire protection system are tested and approved?
10. When is a Knox Box (key box) entry required on a property for emergency access?
11. Can a contractor go vertical with a building before the fire lane is installed or before the fire hydrants have been tested and approved?
12. Does the Midland Fire Department charge fees for plan submittals?
13. Who performs the hydrant flow tests?
14. What is the minimum size that numbers for an address need to be?
15. How much notice do we need to give to schedule initial inspections and final inspections?
16. What is the city of Midland’s protection class rating?
17. How many fire stations do we have?
18. Do we participate with the Knox program?
19. How do you obtain a Knox box?
20. Who is the county Fire Marshal & what is their number?
21. What edition of IFC do we use?
22. What edition of NFPA 72 do we use?
23. Do we enforce life safety 101 in the city limits?
24. When using the Existing Building Code what constitutes a high rise?