FMPD Advisory for New Year’s Celebrations

As the New Year approaches the Fort Myers Police Department would like to remind those celebrating to practice caution and obey the law. DO NOT shoot off firearms into the air. A bullet can travel for miles and still be deadly.

Show restraint if you are consuming alcohol especially if you plan to drive or go boating.  Please remember that fireworks are Illegal in Florida except for sparklers, snakes. glowworms, fountains and a few other fireworks that do not leave the ground. Fireworks that explode or shoot into the sky such as firecrackers, bottle rockets or mortars are not legal and can result in a warning or a citation with fines.

Hundreds of injuries are reported every year throughout the state due to the improper handling of illegal fireworks please make sure you, or a member of your family, are not one of them.