October 22, 2003
To: All Louisiana College and University Presidents
From: R.R. "Bob" Cate, Manager
Louisiana State Fire Marshall Office
RE: Use of Fireworks
This is to inform you of a recent change in the Louisiana Fireworks Law, which went into effect on August 15, 2003. As a result of this law. ALL fireworks displays, regardless the type of firework being used must be permitted and performed by a Licensed Pyrotechnic Operator.
It has been brought to our attention that numerous athletic events are having fireworks displays without the proper permitting. This memo will serve as "Notice of a change to the Louisiana Fireworks Law". Any infraction after this date may subject your College or University to legal action.
Please distribute a copy of this memo to any of your schools that may be affected by the change. If you have any questions, you may access the Law on our website, or you can reach me at 225-294-4297 for further information.