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Fire Safety Information

Open Burning Prohibited

The Horsham Township Fire Code prohibits the open burning of trash or yard waste. Violations of the no burning law are subject to the issuance of citations and fines. For additional information please see Chapter 109, Section 307.1.2 of the Horsham Township Fire Code or contact the Fire Marshal’s Office for questions or concerns.
 

Block Parties

The Township issues permits to authorize neighborhood block parties. The Township requires that nothing be placed in the street which would prohibit emergency vehicles from having access.

Fireworks

House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 2017. House Bill 542 of 2017 changed the Pennsylvania Fireworks Law for consumer fireworks by allowing a person of at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess and use ANY consumer Fireworks in the state of PA. 

“Consumer fireworks” 

1) Any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances which is intended to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, is suitable for use by the public, complies with the construction, performance, composition and labeling requirements promulgated by the Consumer Products Safety Commission in 16 CFR (relating to commercial practices) or any successor regulation and complies with provisions for “consumer fireworks” as defined in APA 87-1 or any successor standard, the dale, possession and use of which shall be permitted throughout this Commonwealth. 

2) The term does not included devices such as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices,” “novelties” or “toy caps” which are permitted for sale and use in Horsham Township.