KB POLICE DEPARTMENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Residents and Guests of Kure Beach:
This is a reminder that pyrotechnics are definite hazards to our dunes and properties due to probability of fire. In past years, there have been numerous fires in our dunes that were caused by the use of pyrotechnics. Other significant issues are caused by the trash and chemical signatures of pyrotechnics left behind on our beach.
Please be aware that NC General Statutes 14-414 address the possession and use of pyrotechnics within the State of North Carolina.
It is not the goal of our Police and Fire Departments to condemn the use of legal fireworks; however it is our goal to educate the public on the hazards they pose to the dunes as well as the marine environment. We are all working to preserve our beach for the use and enjoyment of future generations.
This public message is also to inform you that, if you are found using fireworks on the beach strand, you may be subject to fines and/or criminal penalties.
On behalf of the Kure Beach Police and Fire Departments, we sincerely thank all of the Kure Beach residents and guests for their continuing commitment to help protect and preserve our beautiful beach.