Fool’s freedom. The city of coburg’s public order department points this out in a recent press release.
Commercial new year’s eve rockets, firecrackers and bangers ("category 2") are only allowed on 31. December and on 1. January be burned. What many people do not know: only adults are allowed to launch these fireworks corpses.
Fireworks are prohibited in the immediate vicinity of churches, hospitals, children’s homes, old people’s homes and half-timbered houses. It is also important to keep a safe distance from livestock farms, gas stations, barns, stables and all easily flammable substances.
The sky lanterns, which carry their fire risk uncontrolled into the distance, remain generally forbidden on new year’s eve and new year’s day.
The public order office emphatically warns against possible fire hazards caused by fireworks for the many historic coburg buildings such as coburg fortress, ehrenburg castle, the state theater, the natural history museum, the town hall and the town hall on the market square as well as the arsenal in herrngasse. "In their vicinity, all fireworks are to be stopped as a matter of principle!" Says kai holland, head of the city’s public order department.
The police also strongly advise against using fireworks that do not have a permit in germany. In many cases, these untested fireworks have a much higher explosive force that poses a significant risk of injury.
However, the health risks for the fireworkers should not be underestimated, even with approved fireworks. Especially under the influence of alcohol the risk of accidents increases again. The range of possible injuries goes from ear damage to burned or torn fingers to severe eye injuries.
Who violates a burn ban, risks a fine under the explosives act, which in extreme cases can be up to 50 000 euros, reads the concluding note of the press release.