Firework Safety in Moline

Fireworks are illegal to possess or use in the City of Moline unless a permit has been issued for a professional display. These permits are issued by the Fire Marshal Bureau only if they qualify.

The Fire Marshal Bureau issues permits to licensed pyrotechnic professionals  for firework displays in the City of Moline. The Fire Marshal reviews specifications of the type of fireworks used, visits the site to identify potential hazards, and issues the permit in accordance once all code requirements are met.

Important information about using fireworks in Moline

  • Compliant fireworks may only be used on a resident's own personal property or the property of a person who has consented to the use of consumer fireworks on his/her property.
  • Use of compliant fireworks is prohibited on public property, including city streets, sidewalks, public parking lots, parks, etc.
  • Please be courteous of neighbors and use good judgment in igniting compliant fireworks.
  • Please call 309-797-0401 to report illegal use of fireworks to the Moline Police Department.
  • Report any fires in buildings, vehicles, or green spaces by calling 911 immediately.
  • Illegal use of fireworks will result in a fine due to violation of City Ordinance.

Fireworks Safety Tips

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers these recommendations:

  • Do not allow young children to play with fireworks. Sparklers, a “firework” often considered by many to be the ideal “safe” device for the young, burn at very high temperatures and should be not be handled by young children. Children may not understand the danger involved with fireworks and may not act appropriately while using the devices or in case of emergency.
  • Older children should be permitted to use compliant fireworks only under close adult supervision. Do not allow any running or horseplay.
  • Compliant fireworks should be used in a clear area, away from houses, dry leaves, or grass and other flammable materials.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies and extinguishing “fireworks” that fail to ignite or explode.
  • Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning “fireworks”. Soak used “fireworks” in water and throw them away.
  • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting “fireworks”.
  • Never light “fireworks” in a container, especially a glass or metal container.
  • Keep unused “fireworks” away from firing areas.
  • Store “fireworks” in a cool, dry place.
  • Check instructions for special storage directions.
  • Observe local laws.
  • Never have any portion of your body directly over a “firework” while lighting.
  • Do not experiment with homemade “fireworks”.

The Three B’s of Fireworks Safety

  • Be Prepared – Before lighting any firework
  • Be Safe – When fireworks are being lit
  • Be Responsible – After the fireworks are done

Do not forget your pets

  • Do not bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off when fireworks are ignited.