Think Safety: The weather has been extremely dry as of late. In fact, the National Weather Service (NWS) in June classified the Greater Chattanooga area as being in "persistent drought" condition. The current NWS Forecast is only predicting a 40-50 percent chance of thundershowers over the Fourth of July Holiday weekend. While a locally heavy rain might seem to make for wet conditions, it will remain extremely dry under the top accumulation of leaves and debris in our wooded areas without and extended steady rain for a couple of days, not to mention dry grass conditions in open areas. Please leave fireworks to the professionals and enjoy one of the many public displays in our area to keep our town fire safe.
Know the Facts: According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than twice the number of fires are reported on Independence Day than on any other day of the year in the United States. Two out of five of these fires are caused by fireworks. According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System, from 2010-2014, Tennessee fire departments responded to 859 fires caused by fireworks. Those fires caused $1.78 million dollars in property damage.
Per the Signal Mountain Municipal Code Discharge of fireworks by consumers
is not permitted in the Town.
Have a Safe and Happy July 4!