The use of consumer fireworks was legalized in Iowa last year, sparking complaints from both citizens and local law enforcement. This year, many cities have set their own rules for firework use, with some prohibiting them completely. On this edition of River to River , host Ben Kieffer talks to Jeremiah Terhark, owner of Iowa Fireworks Company; Tat Treeloar, Fire Chief for the city of Waterloo; and Tom Daubs, Public Information Officer for the Marion Police Department, about the upcoming July 4th holiday and the patchwork of fireworks laws across Iowa. Iowa Fireworks Company saw a huge demand for fireworks in the first year of legalization. "We did have 32,000 customers coming to our 21 locations last year," Terhawk says. This year, they've expanded to...
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