Fillmore - Illegal Fireworks Enforcement and Safety
7/3/2013 7:05:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
4th of July Illegal Fireworks Enforcement and Safety
City of Fillmore
Date & Time:
June 28, 2013 ' July 5, 2013
Fillmore Police and Fire Departments
The Fillmore Police and Fire Departments want to ensure the citizens of Fillmore enjoy a safe Fourth of July week. Citizens are reminded that 'Safe & Sane' fireworks sold in Fillmore are legal between June 28th, 12:00pm ' July 5th, 12:00pm. The use of any non-approved 'Safe and Sane' fireworks that explode or launch into the air are Illegal and will result in criminal charges and/or a $1,100 fine. If you witness any illegal activity please report it. An anonymous tip line has been setup to report violators. Please call 805-524-1500 ext. 350 to report illegal activity.
Below are several safety tips to insure you and your family enjoy a safe Independence Day Celebration.
' If you witness a crime or fire in progress involving illegal fireworks, call your local authorities by dialing 9-1-1.
' Only Safe and Sane fireworks bearing the seal of the State Fire Marshal are legal in the city of Fillmore. All other fireworks, including altered Safe and Sane fireworks and those that explode or leave the ground are illegal.
' Kids should not play with fireworks. Fireworks are intended for use by adults in open spaces with plenty of active supervision for every child present.
' Always have a bucket of water on hand to dispose of fireworks and a hose connected to water ready in case of fire.
' Fireworks, including sparklers and flares, can cause serious burns as well as blast injuries that can permanently impair vision and hearing. Teach your children what to do if their clothing catches on fire ' 'stop, drop and roll' ' and how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sgt. Anthony Aguirre
Media Release Date:
July 1, 2013
Sgt. Anthony Aguirre (805) 524-2235
Captain Monica McGrath