Maui residents call for end to Illegal fireworks

WAILUKU, Hawaii — With New Year’s around the corner, Maui residents are complaining over social media about loud booms in their neighborhoods, which are irritating residents and frightening children and pets.

The Maui News reports local residents are calling for a stop to illegal launching of fireworks.

Maui police spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto says it is going to take the entire community to help police crack down on illegal fireworks.

But Okamoto says “officers need to witness the violation in order to issue citations.”

Fire officials, too, say they need to view the violation in order to bring charges.

Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto say people need to report their neighbors if they witness illegal fireworks on their street or report people who are selling or importing illegal fireworks to police.


Information from: The Maui News,

  1. Sunrise_blue December 11, 2017 7:30 pm Reply

    They should have discarded the fireworks. It depends. Do they need a license in Hawai’i to buy and sell explosives? 1.3 G classified. Yes. Very expensive business. Good for one year, until renewed again. Copied California laws or bylaws.

  2. Sunrise_blue December 11, 2017 7:54 pm Reply


    Do you need a pyrotechnician on new years day eve?

    Free, That’s it.

  3. Sunrise_blue December 11, 2017 8:05 pm Reply

    Most people are numb when dealing with fireworks issues. If you’re them, it’s all year around. Personally, I’ve only watched 5 live setup displays. 300 ft. Air. But some have specialized in being them. Personally, should not be ashamed of computers. Smarter. But them pyrotechnicians? Different. Or dumber. Still most people are interested. Not sure. I am not one to advertise for hirings. Just stop by with my car and I am there. The meetings, well that’s another story.

  4. Sunrise_blue December 11, 2017 8:21 pm Reply

    Because I am smarter than that guy. Pyrotechnician. Heh…

    Really. Yep. I have a degree in electronics.

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