New Year’s Eve Safety

Staying Safe in The New Year

The year of 2019 has officially come to a close. A relief for most of us as we say farewell to another eventful year. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day both fall midweek this year, which means a lot of us will be celebrating but thinking about having to head into work the next day. The city of San Antonio offers plenty of events this weekend to help celebrate and welcome the new year of 2020. 

EventBrite offers a list of events that will be hosted in San Antonio. Each event is detailed oriented and will give you dates, times, price ranges, and crowd atmospheres. See which events are family-friendly and which are more for adults. Just remember to practice good common sense and make arrangements in order to get home safely by the end of the night.

Uber, Taxi, or Designated Drivers will be out there waiting to taking you home, so don’t risk starting off the new year with a drunk driving accident or DUI. New Year’s is notorious for being the most dangerous night of the year with the highest risk for drunk drivers. Please be safe. 

Fireworks in San Antonio 

Fireworks are basically a must-have for the New Year holiday. Bexar County has regulations set in place to protect you and the well fare of this city when it comes to setting off fireworks. 

Outside the city limits in unincorporated Bexar County, you can unleash small works with some limitations. If you want to ignite fireworks, you must be 600 feet away from a church, school, or hospital and 100 feet away from fuel storage facilities, like gas stations. “As long as you are away from a residence or even your neighbor’s home, you want to make sure you’ve got at least 100 feet away from structures,” Bexar County Fire Marshall Chris Lopez said. 

The purchase use and/or transport of fireworks is illegal within the San Antonio city limits. This is considered a Class C misdemeanor in the eyes of law and can carry a fine of up to $10,000 as well as jail time. 

According to the Bexar County website, when it comes to the use a fireworks a person may not: 

1) Explode or ignite fireworks within 600 feet of any church, a hospital other than a veterinary hospital, an asylum, a licensed child care center, or a public or private primary or secondary school or institution of higher education unless the person receives authorization in writing from that organization; 

(2) Sell at retail, explode or ignite fireworks within 100 feet of a place where flammable liquids or flammable compressed gasses are stored and dispensed; 

(3) Explode or ignite fireworks within 100 feet of a place where fireworks are stored or sold; 

(4) Ignite or discharge fireworks in or from a motor vehicle; 

(5) Place ignited fireworks in, or throw ignited fireworks at, a motor vehicle; 

(6) Conduct a public firework display that includes Fireworks 1.3G unless the person is a licensed pyrotechnic operator; 

(7) Conduct a proximate display of fireworks that includes Fireworks 1.3G or Fireworks 1.4G as defined in NFPA 1126 Standards for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience unless the person is a licensed pyrotechnic special effects operator and has the approval of the local fire prevention officer; or 

(8) Sell, store, manufacture, distribute, or display fireworks except as provided by this chapter or rules adopted by the commissioner under this chapter. 

These restrictions are for the benefit of the community and for your safety. If you are planning on buying and igniting fireworks this 4th of July, remember to use caution and be safe. 

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