State Laws & Regulations in Rhode Island

 

CONSUMER FIREWORKS  
Specifically permitted

Hand-held and ground based sparkling devices including fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, sparklers & novelties devices as defined in APA Std. 87-1.

Age to purchase: 16

Specifically prohibited Aerial Consumer, Display Fireworks, and Pyrotechnics Unless permits are obtained
AERIAL CONSUMER, DISPLAY FIREWORKS & PYROTECHNICS  
Permits Apply to local authorities at least 15 days before display date.
Insurance Required – no less than $1,000,000
Operator Must be at least 18 and hold a valid Certificate of competency issued by State Fire Marshal. State license required, $50 fee. Apply to State Fire Marshal. Test required $10 fee, license valid for 1 year, renewable on March 1 $50 fee. At least 2 operators required during display. Also Fire Dept personnel must be present, expenses to be paid by permittee.
MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, Manufacturers and dealers must obtain license from State
TRANSPORTATION Fire Marshal.
ENFORCING AUTHORITY

State Fire Marshal

1951 Smith Street

North Providence, RI 02911

401-294-0861

LAW NUMBER General Laws, Sec 11-3-1 et seq. and Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Fireworks Law Div of Fire Safety Rules & Regs FSR-3 6/76 as amended 06/2010

American Pyrotechnics Association