T-J Gas is now making fireworks available to the public with their temporary fireworks stand located at 1300 11th St. W., is now opened in Vinton between the Cobblestone Inn and Shopko. (at the end of West 11th St. off  of Highway 218)
The stand will be open now through July 8th.
The stand will be open daily from noon to dusk (weather permitting) and earlier on the weekends.
The stand will also be closing at 5 p.m. on the 17th of June due to a prior commitment.
You must be 18 to purchase.
Please note that Vinton prohibits the use of fireworks within city limits.
People in other communities should check with their city halls if there is a question on using fireworks in their community.
State Law states that fireworks can be used on private property from  9 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 1 through July 8 and again from Dec 10 through Jan 3

Safety Tips

  • Children should never play with or light fireworks.
  • Always keep a bucket of water handy in case of a malfunction or fire.
  • Read and follow all warnings and instructions before using fireworks.
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Don’t try to alter them or combine them.
  • Be sure that other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Sparklers burn at such high temperatures that they can burn clothing.
  • Light fireworks one at a time.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water.
  • Never put your head or any body part over the top of any fireworks product. Never look into a firework tube or hold to your head.
  • Spectators should keep a safe distance and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a “designated shooter”.
  • Be cautious of lighting any fireworks during strong wind conditions.
  • Always light fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface to insure stability.
  • Never aim, point or throw any fireworks at another person or at any property.
  • Please be considerate of your pets and other animals when using fireworks. Noise and lights often frighten pets and animals.
  • Buy fireworks only from reliable, licensed fireworks dealers.

Remember to report a fire or medical emergency, call 911.