Fireworks Safety

4th of July Safety Tips

IF IT EXPLODES OR LEAVES THE GROUND, IT IS ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA

Remember: Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.

Safe and Sane

Safe and Sane fireworks may only be purchased from a State Fire Marshal licensed retail stand from noon on June 28th to noon on July 5th. The State Fire Marshal's Safe & Sane book lists names of legal fireworks by company and assortment. Only fireworks that carry this California seal are legal in the State of California. Which fireworks are illegal? Click here to find out.

The Fire Marshal suggests the following safety tips:

  • Always read directions
  • Have an adult present
  • Use outdoors only
  • Do not use near dry grass or other flammable materials
  • Light one at a time
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Never experiment with fireworks
  • Fireworks are not toys
  • Have water handy
  • Never attempt to relight or "fix" fireworks
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets
  • Do not wear loose fitting clothing

Remember: Everyone Pays for Arson!

These fireworks are illegal in the State of California

Safe and Sane

Remember: Everyone Pays for Arson!

If you find a suspicious device...

  • DO NOT touch it
  • If possible, isolate the item and evacuate the immediate area.
  • DO NOT put it in water or a confined space like a drawer or file cabinet.
  • If possible, open windows in the immediate area to help vent any explosive gasses.
  • If you have any reason to believe this is a pipe bomb, DO NOT take a chance:

CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

Remember: Everyone Pays for Arson!

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