Find a Professional Fireworks Display!

Fireworks - CopyEvery year around the 4th of July, the MHPD receives many calls for service from residents wanting to report the illegal use of fireworks in their neighborhood. In July 2023, our officers responded to 44 calls regarding the use of fireworks. 

Please remember that 911 is NOT for reporting fireworks! Our officers respond to all calls for service. You may think shooting off fireworks is an emergency, but it is NOT. We need to leave the 911 lines open for true emergencies, such as heart attacks or car accidents with injuries. If the 911 lines are tied up with reports of fireworks being shot off, those who need our help the most could be delayed and those few moments lost could cost them their lives. 

How to Report Fireworks
If you want to report the use of fireworks in your neighborhood, please utilize the non-emergency police line at (314) 298-8700. Try to have an address or description of the person shooting off fireworks ready.

DO NOT REPORT THE USE OF FIREWORKS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

You may also utilize this online form to report Fireworks via the Tips Online Form: https://marylandheightscom.rja.revize.com/forms/9146
 
Be patient if you are put on hold, as our Maryland Heights dispatchers prioritize calls and could be dealing with life-threatening situations. If there is a fire or injury caused by fireworks, 911 is the best number to call!

Fireworks are ILLEGAL in St. Louis County, which includes the City of Maryland Heights, per Section 9-2. Fireworks can be very dangerous and are illegal in St. Louis County due to the dense population. There is less space around residential areas and that means a bigger probability they could cause serious damage. 

Per the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in July. Fireworks can cause serious burns, eye injuries, loss of body parts, and even death. Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries each year. Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees which is hot enough to melt some metals. 

Did you know? 
  • Almost 10,000 people are treated in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries yearly
  • Most injuries occur to the face (12%), eyes (17%), and hands (34%)
  • The majority of firework-related injuries happen to children under the age of 15.
  • Fires caused by fireworks injure 50 and kill 15 people yearly. 
  • Per the National Fire Protection Association, more than 18,000 fires are started by fireworks, costing an average of $43 million in direct property damage yearly. 

It's also worth noting that the 4th of July is NOT fun for many pets in the area. More pets are reported missing on the 4th of July than on any other day of the year. Fireworks can cause severe burns and trauma to the face and paws of pets. Unused fireworks are potentially toxic to them due to substances such as potassium nitrate, arsenic, and heavy metals.

If our officers respond and find that you or your family are shooting off fireworks, they can confiscate them and you could be subjected to an arrest and/or fined by the Municipal Judge. 

We will be putting out signs around the community reminding everyone that fireworks are illegal in the weeks leading up to the 4th of July. The safest and most effective way to prevent injury or damage to property is to leave the fireworks displays to the professionals!

Save some money and check out some of these professional displays happening around the area:
 
  • Coca-Cola July 4th Fest
    Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka | July 1-4
    Fireworks at 9:05 p.m.
  • Alton Fireworks Spectacular
    Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, Alton, IL | July 3
    Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
  • Webster Groves Community Days
    Webster Groves | July 3-4
    Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. on July 4 in Memorial Field
  • Heritage & Freedom Fest
    Ozzie Smith Sports Park, O'Fallon | July 3-6
    Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4 and 10:15 p.m. July 5
  • Fireworks with the Gateway Grizzlies
    GCS Credit Union Ballpark, Sauget, IL | July 3-6
    Fireworks after the games
  • Celebrate Saint Louis
    Downtown St. Louis | July 4
    Fireworks at 9:40 p.m.
  • City of Bridgeton Fourth of July Celebration
    BMAC | July 4
    Fireworks at dusk
  • Saint Charles Riverfest 2024
    Frontier Park, St. Charles | July 4-5
    Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. on July 4 and July 5
  • Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
    Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, Chesterfield | July 4
    Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Ellisville's Independence Day Celebration
    Bluebird Park, Ellisville | July 4
    Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • 4th of July Freedom Festival & Fireworks
    Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood | July 4
    Fireworks start at dark
  • 4th of July Celebration in Florissant
    James J. Eagen Center at Florissant Valley Park, Florissant | July 4
    Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at the James J. Eagen Center in Florissant
  • Family Fun Fest
    Glazebrook Park, Godfrey, IL | July 4
    Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • Independence Day Celebration
    Central Avenue Spur, Eureka | July 4
    Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
  • Wentzville's Fourth of July Celebration
    Wentzville | July 4
    Fireworks in Progress Park at 9:30 p.m.
  • Annual 4th of July Celebration in Manchester
    Schroeder Park, Manchester | July 4
    Fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • July 4th Celebration
    Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro | July 4
    Fireworks start at dusk
  • Independence Day Fireworks in Grafton
    Lighthouse Park in Grafton, IL | July 5
    Fireworks display at 9 p.m. July 5.
  • Have a Blast
    Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights | July 6
    Fireworks at 9 p.m.