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Guidance on Firework Sales-Usage and Senate Bill 140
There has been some recent discussion regarding the allowance of additional roadside sales locations of pyrotechnics to include fireworks as a result of the recent passage of Senate Bill 140. FFMIA has had discussions with the Division of State Fire Marshal’s Office and it is the position of FFMIA that there has been no change to the sales provisions identified in existing sections of s. 791. Further, please see the note following s. 791.07 that in summary states no new facility may be opened after March 8, 2007 and the number of permits for temporary retail sales facilities, such as tents, engaged in sales permitted under s. 791.07 may not exceed the number of permits issued the previous year. See the full section of s. 791 here.
The bill may be accessed by clicking on the following link.
The bill identifies three (3) calendar days per year whereby consumers may celebrate with fireworks and specifically addresses homeowners’ association covenants thus prohibiting associations from enacting rules abrogating a homeowners’ right to use fireworks during a designated holiday. There is no further extension of existing law identified.
Please review these documents with your legal department for a local interpretation and if further clarification is required you may file a petition for declaratory statement with the Department of Financial Services, Division of State Fire Marshal.
Click here for a signed pdf of this guidance.
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If you know someone who you would like to nominate for Fire Educator, Fire Inspector, Fire Marshal or Fire Investigator of the Year now is the time. Please see the below applications for all the information on how to submit your nomination. Nominations are due September 1st of 2020.Click here to nominate someone for Fire Educator of the Year
Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative
The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association is proud to partner with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative as we collectively bring awareness to the health and life threatening hazards of our first responders. This collaborative is a growing network of fire service professionals and research specialists working toward a common goal of saving the lives of our firefighters through best practices and changing the culture of our activities post response. Please visit the Safety and Health website at https://www.floridafirefightersafety.org/ for more information.
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The FFMIA Board of Directors would like to thank the ad-hoc committee assigned to looking into remedies for the security access gates being installed in certain big box stores across the State of Florida. Thank you to committee Chair Cheryl Edwards, and committee members Karl Thompson, Shar Beddow, Douglas Carter and Alex Onishenko. A copy of their final report and other information is below.
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