(A) The license of an exhibitor of fireworks is effective for one year from the date of its issuance by the fire marshal. If an exhibitor of fireworks wishes to continue as an exhibitor after its then effective license expires, it shall apply for a new license pursuant to section 3743.50 of the Revised Code. The fire marshal shall send a written notice of the expiration of its license to a licensed exhibitor at least two months before the expiration date.
(B) The license of an exhibitor of fireworks authorizes the exhibitor to conduct public fireworks exhibitions in this state if it complies with sections 3743.50 to 3743.55 of the Revised Code and with the rules adopted by the fire marshal pursuant to section 3743.53 of the Revised Code.
The license is not transferable or assignable, and is subject to revocation as provided in section 3743.70 or division (D) of section 3743.99 of the Revised Code or pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code if the exhibitor fails to comply with sections 3743.50 to 3743.55 of the Revised Code or the rules adopted by the fire marshal pursuant to section 3743.53 of the Revised Code.
If the license of an exhibitor is revoked, the exhibitor shall cease conducting public fireworks exhibitions immediately. Subject to division (D) of section 3743.99 of the Revised Code, the exhibitor may not reapply for licensure as an exhibitor of fireworks until two years expire from the date of revocation. The fire marshal shall remove from the list of licensed exhibitors the exhibitor's name, and shall notify fire chiefs, fire prevention officers, and police chiefs or other similar chief law enforcement officers of municipal corporations, townships, or township or joint police districts in this state of the revocation.
(C) Each licensed exhibitor of fireworks or a designee of the exhibitor, whose identity is provided to the fire marshal by the exhibitor, shall attend a continuing education program consisting of not less than six hours of instruction once every three years. The fire marshal shall develop the program, and the fire marshal or a person or public agency approved by the fire marshal shall conduct it. A licensed exhibitor or the exhibitor's designee who attends a program as required under this division, within one year after attending the program, and on an annual basis during the following two years, shall conduct in-service training for other employees of the licensee regarding the information obtained in the program. A licensed exhibitor shall provide the fire marshal with certified proof of full compliance with all applicable annual training requirements of the United States department of transportation and of the occupational safety and health administration. A licensed exhibitor shall provide the fire marshal with notice of the date, time, and place of all in-service training not less than thirty days prior to an in-service training event. An individual exhibitor who has no employees shall not fulfill continuing education requirements through a designee.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 06-29-2001