FIRECRACKERS, TORPEDOES, SKYROCKETS, ROMAN CANDLES, AND DAGO BOMBS.
“Fireworks” means and includes any combustible or explosive composition or substance or combination of substances or, except as hereinafter provided, any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation. The term includes blank cartridges and toy cannons in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel them, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, dago bombs, and any fireworks containing any explosives or flammable compound or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance.
•Specifically permitted: Devices that emit a shower of sparks upon burning and do not contain any explosive compounds.
•Specifically permitted: Devices that do not detonate or explode.
•Specifically permitted: Devices that are hand-held or ground-based.
•Specifically permitted: Devices that CANNOT propel themselves through the air and that contain no more than 100 grams of the chemical compound that produces sparks upon burning. Snakes, small smoke devices, trick noisemakers and certain other novelties are also allowed.
Acccording to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, anyone using fireworks must have a permit from their local government or for certain agricultural purposes be exempted by law. It is illegal in Florida to use fireworks, which include: shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, rockets and firecrackers, when such use is not in strict compliance with Chapter 791.012, Florida Statutes. Floridians should not sign "waivers" in order to purchase fireworks. Signing a waiver will not clear you of responsibility should you be caught illegally using fireworks, which is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.