The Borough of Wyomissing recently amended the Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Ordinance for firework displays and consumer fireworks. “Consumer fireworks” are defined as “Any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances which is intended to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, as further defined by Act 43 of 2017. The term does not include devices as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices,” “novelties” or “toy caps” as described in such APA 87-1 or any successor standard, the sale, possession and use of which shall be permitted at all times throughout this Commonwealth.”
Consumer fireworks sales are permitted within the Borough. The use or ignition of consumer fireworks is prohibited within the Borough of Wyomissing. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Fireworks Law, Act 43 of 2017, also prohibits the use of consumer fireworks within 150 feet of occupied structures. Since substantially all of the Borough of Wyomissing is located within 150 feet of an occupied structure, under the authority of the Pennsylvania Borough Code, the prohibition is extended to the entire Borough of Wyomissing in order to protect the health, safety and property of the residents of the Borough of Wyomissing.
Novelty fireworks such as sparklers, novelties and toy caps are permitted to be used in the Borough.
Please report the illegal use of consumer fireworks to Zoning/Codes Officer Michele Bare at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fire Marshal Troy Hatt, at email@example.com.