This document provides information and establishes general precautions for Kansas State University personnel who plan to have a fireworks display or use pyrotechnic special effects on University property.
No exterior fireworks or interior pyrotechnic display are allowed on K-State property unless authorized by the Division of Public Safety. All provisions for a safe fireworks display or pyrotechnic special effects as outlined in this policy must be met. Random use of any fireworks or pyrotechnic special effects on K-State property is prohibited. This policy provides information and establishes general precautions for members of Kansas State University who plan to have a fireworks display or use pyrotechnic special effects as part of a University group activity.
Organizations, groups and individuals sponsoring public display of fireworks shall comply with rules, regulations and procedures as outlined in this policy, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. The requirements for pyrotechnic displays are in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The Kansas State Fire Marshals Office rules and regulations, and firsthand knowledge of existing on-site physical conditions. The storage and transportation of fireworks shall comply with current NFPA standards.
Interior Pyrotechnics Restrictions. Senate Bill No 254, passed in the spring of 2004, prohibits all pyrotechnical displays in assembled occupancies over 50. Exceptions are allowed in a very few cases. Requests for displays in sprinkled buildings and buildings constructed of fire restrictive materials may be evaluated and allowed. The University Fire Marshal and representative of the State Fire Marshals Office will review requests for interior pyrotechnics on a case-by-case basis.
Oversight: The Office of Public Safety has authority to suspend or terminate pyrotechnic displays at any time upon their own discretion and/or upon the advice of the Kansas State Fire Marshal, the producer of the event, or the local fire department.
Location: The prospective locations for fireworks displays or special effects productions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Once a site has been requested for use, it will be inspected by the University Fire Marshal, the company contracted to perform the fireworks display or special effects production and the University group making the request, to determine whether the fireworks display and/or special effects production can be accomplished on that site safely and without damage. At the time of this inspection, the actual size, style, type, and amount of fireworks will be discussed for approval.
Weather Conditions (exterior): If at any time the wind speed is 20 mph at ground level, or if unusually wet or dry conditions prevail, the exterior public display shall be canceled or postponed until weather conditions improve to an acceptable level.
The Universitys or University Organizations Responsibility: Contact the University Fire Marshal (532-5856, firstname.lastname@example.org) for review and approval that all the conditions of this policy have been met and to provide the name(s) of person(s) who will ensure compliance with the fireworks policy. The required permit will not be issued until all conditions of this policy have been met.