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Henrico County is following a plan of reduced operations.

View a list of county government closings and operational changes that will continue to be updated.

Fireworks

Henrico Fire suggests parents teach their children to leave fireworks to the professionals. Henrico County prohibits the sale, possession, or use of fireworks  including sparklers. 

  • Exceptions include road flares and paper caps containing no more than .25 grams of explosive content.
  • Possession of fireworks in Henrico is a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable with up to $2500 fine and up to one year in jail.

Injury

  • July 4th is a summer holiday filled with fun, but it is also a holiday that sends over 10,000 people to the hospital every year.
  • Loss of fingers, blindness, loss of hearing, and burns
  • Sparklers associated with the most injuries for children under the age of five.
  • Sparklers can burn as hot as 2,000 degrees

Of those injured:

  • 60 percent are fireworks users and 40 percent are bystanders
  • Males make up 75 percent of all injuries.
  • More than 50 percent of those injured are children

Fire Damage


For more information, contact Henrico County Division of Fire at 501-4900.

Contact Us

Fire

Main Receptionist
(804) 501-4900

firedept@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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