Ga. sheriff’s office posts hilarious advice on when it’s OK to call 911 on the 4th

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff’s office is poking fun at people who call 911 on the Fourth of July.

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The Troup County Sheriff’s Office posted a hilarious graphic instructing people when it’s OK to call emergency services on the holiday -- and when it’s not.


So when is it NOT OK to call 911 tonight? When people are setting off fireworks, when fireworks debris is landing in your yard, when your wife is too upset by the noise to sleep and when your pets are scared and hiding, according to the sheriff’s office.

The reasons why it’s OK to call 911 on July 4 made us chuckle.

Under the YES column:

  • People just set their house on fire.
  • Body parts are landing in my yard.
  • My wife won’t wake up.
  • My cat is shooting back.

We think if cats start shooting back, we should all run for the hills. But in all seriousness, here are Georgia’s law on fireworks:

It is legal to shoot off fireworks statewide on July 3rd and 4th until 11:59 p.m.

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It’s illegal to shoot off fireworks within 100 yards of a gas station, jail, nursing home or hospital.

It is illegal to shoot off fireworks under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

With that, stay safe and have a great 4th everyone!