The Wichita Fire Department (WFD) is seeking public input on the use of fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday season. In 2018, the City Council amended the fireworks ordinance, and WFD increased public education and enforcement in an effort to reduce the use of illegal fireworks and related injuries. In 2018, nearly 140 fireworks citations were issued and another 59 were written in 2019. Questions continue to be asked if these enforcement efforts are effective and/or necessary. 

The WFD will be making presentations to the District Advisory Boards and the Wichita City Council in early 2020 and would like to have public input.  To ensure we reach as many residents as possible, the WFD invites you to complete this survey.

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* 1. Do you have concerns about how the community currently uses fireworks in Wichita?

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* 2. Do you believe the Wichita City Council should make additional changes to the fireworks ordinance?

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* 3. Which kinds of fireworks should be legal in the City of Wichita?

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* 4. How many days should the public be allowed to set off fireworks in the City of Wichita? (Current City and State laws allow nine days sale/use June 27 through July 5)

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* 5. Currently, fireworks may be shot from 10 a.m. to midnight each day of the designated nine-day holiday period. Should the daily ending time be changed?

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* 6. Do you support the issuing of citations for those who violate the fireworks ordinance?

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* 7. Currently, citations for the illegal use of fireworks carries a $250 fine. Do you feel this should be increased to help deter use of illegal fireworks?

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* 8. Does the enforcement of the fireworks ordinance impact your personal use of fireworks?

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* 9. Do you live in the City of Wichita?

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* 10. In 2019, did you spend any time in Wichita between June 27 and July 5?

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* 11. In your opinion, how did illegal fireworks use in your neighborhood compare to illegal use in the previous year?

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