Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Weekly Tip - Enjoy a Safe 4th of July!

The Arcadia Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!  Please celebrate responsibly and remember - ALL FIREWORKS are PROHIBITED in the City of Arcadia.  The best and safest source of 4th of July entertainment can be found a professional fireworks show.  HERE is a list of shows throughout Los Angeles County.

Special note to parents regarding illegal fireworks:

If your child had any fireworks prior to June 28th, the items are probably illegal and dangerous and should be turned over to your fire department or local police agency!

It is against the law to use, possess, store or sell “illegal fireworks”. State law provides for a fine of at least $500 and/or a year in jail upon conviction for violating fireworks laws. Some violations are a felony! Fireworks cause many burns, injuries and fires. Violators can be held responsible for damages, as well as having to pay a fine and/or go to jail. 

Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks. Illegal fireworks will not have the “Safe and Sane” seal like the one pictured in this link, 

ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: Any item that explodes, rises in the air or moves about the ground or any fireworks which is not approved and labeled “Safe and Sane” by the State Fire Marshal, is illegal in California. The following are examples of illegal fireworks and should not be used. 

  • Sky Rockets 
  • Bottle Rockets 
  • Roman Candles 
  • Sky Rockets/ Mortars 
  • M-100 M-80 
  • Cherry Bombs Palomitas 
  • Fire Crackers Helicopters 

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