Posted: Jul 1, 2013 6:07 PM by KOMU 8 Staff
Updated: Jul 2, 2013 9:21 AM
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Pubilc Safety Joint Communications said they would like residents to use the non-emergency phone number to report complaints of fireworks.
That number is (573) 442-6131.
The Boone County Public Saftey Joint Communications said it encourages residents to call 9-1-1 when injuries or fire are triggered by fireworks. It said non-emergency calls to 9-1-1 can prevent actual emergency calls from being connected in a timely manner, delaying the response time to someone who really needs help.
It also said those planning on discharging fireworks this weekend should remember that a number of locations prohibit that within their limits.