All pub­lic fire­works dis­plays shall con­form to the fol­low­ing min­i­mum stan­dards and conditions:

(A) All pub­lic fire­works dis­plays shall be planned, orga­nized and dis­charged by pyrotech­ni­cian, “Pyrotech­ni­cian” means an indi­vid­ual who by expe­ri­ence and train­ing has demon­strat­ed the required skill and abil­i­ty for safe­ty set­ting up and dis­charg­ing dis­plays of spe­cial fire­works.  All indi­vid­u­als shall have a license under the pro­vi­sions of the Pyrotech­nic Dis­trib­u­tor and Oper­a­tor Licens­ing Act. (225 ILCS 227)

(B) A per­mit must be obtained from the Coun­ty and approved by the Fire Chief or designee pri­or to any dis­play of pub­lic fire­works.  The per­mit shall include the name of the appli­cant and his or her address, the name of the Pyrotech­ni­cian and his or her address; the exact loca­tion, date and time of the pro­posed dis­play; the num­ber, type and class of fire­works to be dis­played the man­ner in which the fire­works are being stored pri­or to the pub­lic fire­works dis­play; and shall include the name and address of the insur­ance com­pa­ny pro­vid­ing the bond required.

(C) A draw­ing shall be sub­mit­ted to the Fire Chief show­ing a plan view of the fire­works dis­charge site and the sur­round­ing area with­in a five hun­dred (500) foot radius.

The draw­ing shall include all struc­tures, fences, bar­ri­cades, street fields, streams and any oth­er sig­nif­i­cant fac­tors that may be sub­ject­ed to igni­tion or that may inhib­it fire­fight­ing capabilities.

(D) When, in the opin­ion of the Fire Chief, such require­ment is nec­es­sary to pre­serve the pub­lic health, safe­ty and wel­fare, the per­mit may require that a Fire Depart­ment pumper and a min­i­mum of two trained fire­fight­ers shall be on site thir­ty (30) min­utes pri­or to and after the shoot­ing of the event.  The exhibitor shall repay the Coun­ty for all costs to fire­fight­ers for such time.

(E) All com­bustible debris and trash shall be removed from the area of dis­charge for a dis­tance of three hun­dred (300) feet in all directions.

(F) All unfired or “dud” fire­works shall be dis­posed of in a safe manner.

(G) A min­i­mum of two 2A-rat­ed pres­sur­ized water fire extin­guish­ers and one fire blan­ket shall be required to be at the fire­works dis­charge site.

(H) The per­mit shall be imme­di­ate­ly revoked at any time the Fire Chief or a designee deems such revo­ca­tion is nec­es­sary due to non­com­pli­ance, weath­er con­di­tions such as, but not lim­it­ed to, extreme­ly low humid­i­ty or high winds.  The dis­play shall also be can­celled by acci­den­tal igni­tion of any form of com­bustible or flam­ma­ble mate­r­i­al in the vicin­i­ty due to falling debris from the display.

(I) Areas of pub­lic access shall be deter­mined by the Fire Chief or design­er and main­tained in an approved manner.