STAR-BULLETIN / 2004
Neil Dacanay, left, and Kryz Bedan light sparklers to celebrate New Year's Eve in Kalihi.
Play it safe with fireworks
The sale of fireworks begins on Wednesday and ends Dec. 31.
Permits, which are required to buy traditional firecrackers, are available for $25 each at any satellite city hall. Multiple permits can be purchased.
Only licensed retail sites can sell fireworks. Each licensed retailer can sell up to 5,000 firecrackers per permit.
The use of aerial fireworks is prohibited unless the fire chief issues a display permit.
The Honolulu Fire Department cautions that the improper use of fireworks can lead to severe injuries and a significant risk of starting fires. Here are some safety tips to handle fireworks:
» Use only approved fireworks from a licensed retail outlet that posts its retail license.
» Always read and follow all warnings and instructions listed by the manufacturer for the safe handling and use of fireworks.
» Never point or throw fireworks at a person, building or animal.
» Never ignite fireworks indoors. Make sure your outdoor area is safe for fireworks use.
» Light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from buildings, dry vegetation and flammable materials.
» Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
» Keep a garden hose or bucket of water nearby in the event of a fire.
» Adults should always supervise the use of fireworks by children. Sparklers can pose a danger to children who are not supervised.
» Never experiment with homemade fireworks.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2006
Aloha Tower Marketplace will host a fireworks display.
New Year's Eve public fireworks displays
» Fronting 4599 Kahala Ave. at 9:15 p.m.
» Fronting Halekulani Hotel at midnight.
» Aloha Tower Marketplace at midnight.
» Ihilani Resort & Spa at midnight.