Gallatin Fire Department Advises to Avoid Shooting Fireworks at Home

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Gallatin Fire Chief Jeff Beaman has advised that due to the extremely dry current conditions, city residents, visitors, and businesses should not shoot personal fireworks.

“With the chance of rain this weekend, we will continue to monitor conditions and will quickly notify everyone should the status change,” said Beaman. “We know this isn’t a popular announcement, but the potential for fires is too great to ignore.”

Gallatin’s Fire Marshal Mark Hall has not issued any burn permits for open burning and will not until the area receives enough rain to impact the current drought conditions across Tennessee. Any open burning requires a permit from the City of Gallatin Fire Department.

The Nashville region has only received 0.88 inches of rainfall for the month of June, well below the normal average. By comparison, in June 2021 Middle TN received 2.21 inches of precipitation. With dry conditions, lower humidity, and expected wind conditions, our area is currently at high risk for fire.

“We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the professional fireworks on July 4th at Triple Creek Park,” said Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown.

The Gallatin Fire Department is working closely with the fireworks provider to prepare the site and make sure the proper fire extinguishing equipment is ready during the show.

The 2022 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks on Monday, July 4th at Triple Creek Park. Festivities start at 3 pm with fireworks beginning at approximately 9 p.m. The event also features food trucks, local vendors, and activities for children.

The day’s main attraction, the City’s Official Independence Day Fireworks, is presented by Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee. The fireworks show is 22 minutes long and includes 1,160 shells ranging from 2½” to 6”, which can reach 600 feet in the air.

Spectators in Gallatin are encouraged to enjoy the full fireworks experience by tuning in to the radio station WHIN 100.7 FM to hear the musical score to which the show is choreographed.

The Gallatin Fire Department will bring back the “bubble mountain,” a 50’ wide by 10’ high soap foam play area. The bubbles will start at 4 pm and will continue for approximately an hour. The fire department also plans to have other interactive water-related activities to keep kids (and adults) cool and entertained.

For more information on Gallatin’s 2022 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks please contact Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown’s Office at 615-451-5961.