With Sergeant E. Flax, NPD
This time of year as the weather
gets warmer, the outdoor activities increase. Between
Harborfest and The 4th of July, there are no shortages
of Oooos and Ahhhhs downtown and around
And while the professionals do a good job of ensuring
that everyone enjoys the events and a safe atmosphere,
this months Downtowner is dedicated to firework
In the City of Norfolk, fireworks are prohibited
by City Code 25.2-42 which makes it a Class 1 Misdemeanor
to own, possess or set-off any fireworks or any
similar type material. Despite what you may have
heard, there are NO PERMISSABLE FIREWORKS IN THE
CITY OF NORFOLK.
Every year there are unnecessary fires and injuries
associated with the use of unregulated fireworks.
In the City of Norfolk, if you want to dispose of
fireworks you can call the non-emergency number
(757) 441- 5610 and we will send someone out to
I hope that everyone enjoyed Harborfest and has
a safe 4th of July. As a side note the Ocean View
Fireworks are July 3rd and Town Point Park Fireworks
are July 4th. The rain date for both is July 5th.
As always keep those tips and suggestions coming
to email@example.com and as always, I
look forward to seeing you in the Green Sector Downtown.
(Editors Note -- Eric Flax is retiring from
the Norfolk Police Department and this is his last
column. Thank you, Eric, for a job well done.)