Fireworks displays shall be conducted by a company holding a fireworks contractor certificate, and under the personal supervision of two certificate of fitness holders for firework displays as set forth in FC3301.5.2, and shall be subject to monitoring by the department as set forth in this section.
The fireworks contractor's personnel, the certificate of fitness holders conducting the display, and all other persons at the display site shall comply with the directions of department representatives, including any requirement different from or in addition to those set forth in the fireworks display permit, when, in the judgment of the department representative, such different or additional requirement is necessitated by a change in site or weather conditions or is otherwise necessary to ensure the safe conduct of the display.
No fireworks display shall commence until approval has been given by the department representatives on the scene. Department representatives may delay commencement of the display, or suspend or cancel the display, upon a determination that such action is in the interest of public safety, by reason of weather or other site conditions, the use of unapproved equipment or shells, the improper installation or unsafe operation of the display, the presence of any unauthorized person within the discharge site, the failure of any person to comply with the directions of the department representatives, or other good cause. In no case shall a display commence or continue when wind velocity exceeds 30 miles per hour (48.28 km per hour).
The representative of the fireworks contractor overseeing the conduct of the display shall provide a command post from which the fireworks display may be monitored by department representatives and a representative of the fireworks contractor responsible for the conduct of the display. Such command post shall be located onshore, in an area acceptable to the department that is outside of the discharge site, display site and viewing areas, and that has an unobstructed line of sight to such areas.
The representatives of the fireworks contractor overseeing the conduct of the display shall be present at the command post prior to the scheduled time of the fireworks discharge, and shall be in radio or telephone contact with the certificate of fitness holders conducting the display, the spotter, and for offshore displays, the tugboat pilot. Such representative shall relay to such personnel or pilot any directions of department representatives concerning the fireworks display, including authorization to commence the display. No fireworks display shall be authorized to commence until such representative is present at the command post.
At least one fireworks contractor employee shall be designated as the spotter, whose sole responsibility during the display shall be to watch the flight and behavior of the shells and to notify department representatives of any dangerous conditions occurring during the display, such as hazardous debris falling into the audience. The spotter shall be in direct radio or telephone communication with the command post.
The maximum height of discharge shall be determined by the United States Federal Aviation Administration for each display. In no case shall any shell break at a height greater than 1,200 feet (365 760 mm) above sea level.