The Honolulu Fire Department issued 20,951 firecracker permits on Oahu this year. The last day to purchase permits was on Thursday.
That's almost double the 10,922 firecracker permits sold in 2013.
The sale of firecrackers begin on Dec. 26 and ends at midnight on Dec. 31. On Oahu, firecrackers may be used from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 through 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Individuals who purchase firecracker permits shall be reminded that a firecracker permit does not guarantee the availability of firecrackers for purchase, as firecracker inventories are determined by fireworks wholesalers and retailers.
According to Chapter 132D, HRS, the use of aerial fireworks is prohibited, unless the Fire Chief issues a display permit.
Firecracker Safety Tips
General Fireworks Prohibitions
It is unlawful for any person on Oahu to: