Safety zone set for PTC fireworks

The Peachtree City Fire Department has released a map showing the 700-800 feet safety zone established for the annual fireworks show over Lake Peachtree. This year all PTC festivities will be held on Saturday, July 3.

In order to ensure a safe environment for residents and visitors viewing the fireworks presentation, a buffer of 700-800 feet in all directions from the area of discharge must be maintained. All safe areas will be marked by red or yellow security tape, placed in the area by July 2.

Even though much of the Picnic Park area is affected, the All Children’s Playground will remain open for play until 8 p.m. At that time all persons must be cleared from the area, since this is in the safety zone and no patrons can view fireworks from that area. The safety zone is based on the nationally recognized and adopted requirements and requirements from the fireworks contractor. The required safety zone also includes specific areas on the water.

The Peachtree City Fire Department will have boats and personnel on the water to monitor the area. Boaters must control their craft from drifting into the danger area zone which will be marked by flotation buoys. Any violation of the rules will result in a delay of the fireworks show. Also, any violators to the safety rules and safety zones on land and water will be subject to police arrest.

The Fire Department also reminds residents that no consumer fireworks are allowed to be used, sold or possessed on any city-owned or controlled property.

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