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GFD Fire Training, Interior fire attack

Grinnell 4th of July Parade 5:00 pm
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GFD Fire Training, House Burn
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Do you know the Grinnell City Code on Fireworks?
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City Code on
41.12    FIREWORKS
41.12    FIREWORKS.
The sale, use or exploding of fireworks within the City is
subject to the following:
  1.   Definition.  The term “fireworks” includes any
explosive composition, or combination of explosive
substances, or articles prepared for the purpose of
producing a visible or audible effect by combustion,
explosion, deflagration or detonation, and specifically
includes blank cartridges, firecrackers, torpedoes,
skyrockets, roman candles, or other fireworks of like
construction and any fireworks containing any explosive or
flammable compound, or other device containing any
explosive substance.   
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)
  2.   Regulations.  It is unlawful for any person to offer for
sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any
fireworks; provided the City may, upon application in
writing, grant a permit for the display of fireworks by a City
agency, fair associations, amusement parks and other
organizations or groups of individuals approved by City
authorities when such fireworks display will be handled by
a competent operator.  No permit shall be granted
hereunder unless the operator or sponsoring organization
has filed with the City evidence of insurance in the
following amounts:
     A.   Personal Injury:   $250,000 per person.
     B.   Property Damage:   $50,000
     C.   Total Exposure:   $1,000,000
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 727.2)
  3.   Exceptions.  This section does not prohibit the sale
by a resident, dealer, manufacturer or jobber of such
fireworks as are not prohibited; or the sale of any kind of
fireworks if they are to be shipped out of State; or the sale
or use of blank cartridges for a show or theatre, or for
signal purposes in athletic sports or by railroads or trucks
for signal purposes, or by a recognized military
organization.  This section does not apply to any
substance or composition prepared and sold for medicinal
or fumigation purposes.
City of Grinnell Information:
Highway 146 to be Closed for Street Work
The City of Grinnell’s contractor will be on
site this weekend (June 23 - June 25) to
repair the crosswalks on West Street
(Iowa Hwy 146) between 6th Avenue (US
Hwy 6) and 11th Avenue. Access to
residents along West Street in this area
will be from side streets either north or
south of their driveway. Alleys can be
used as they were during last year’s
construction. If weather is not conducive
to this work taking place, it will be

There will be a detour in place for through
traffic. This detour will include 16th
Avenue, Penrose Street, and 6th Avenue.