No Classes in Belleville for Fireworks Permits

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(KTVI) - The City of Belleville will not offer classes to residents hoping to set off consumer fireworks on the Fourth of July.  No class means no permit, either.

There might be some disappointed citizens in Belleville.  Some people were really looking forward to setting off the good stuff this Fourth of July.  But, the mayor, fire department and Illinois State’s Fire Marshal said partiers need a little training to handle pyrotechnics like cakes, cones and mortars.

But by Monday, no one in city government believed they could dedicate the time or money necessary for training everyone by July fourth. This is according to the Belleville News Democrat.

That does not mean there will be no spark whatsoever in Independence Day Plans.  Partiers can still set off novelty fireworks like sparklers, party poppers and snakes.  And, the “good stuff” could still be in Belleville’s future.  The BND also reported the city is looking at offering the classes in time for New Year’s Day party plans.

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