Fireworks Safety

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Whether it is the sparkle of the bright lights, or the thunderous boom of the explosion, there is no denying the thrill that fireworks can bring to an Independence Day celebration. Unfortunately, when fireworks are misused, injuries and property damage can occur. A special study conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday. More than half of these injuries were the result of unexpected ignition of the device or consumers not using fireworks as intended.

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In addition, non-Safe and Sane fireworks are ILLEGAL for use by anyone other than licensed, trained professionals that are permitted to discharge them. Safe and Sane fireworks stands will be open throughout Rialto from June 28th through July 6th. Safe and Sane fireworks are defined as those fireworks that don’t fly, travel or explode. Fountains, sparklers, snakes and smoke effects, ground spinners, snap pops and other novelty fireworks fit this description.

However, firecrackers, rockets, roman candles, shells, and other aerial effects are NOT considered safe and sane fireworks. Anyone found with these illegal fireworks will be cited and the fireworks confiscated. The Fire and Police departments will be patrolling the City throughout the holiday period to ensure compliance with our rules on fireworks use.

IF YOU SEE ANYONE LIGHTING WHAT APPEARS TO BE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS DURING THE 4th, please call the Fire Department immediately using our Fireworks Hotline at (909) 421-7245. Operators there will take the information and dispatch personnel to investigate and take appropriate action. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report illegal fireworks unless you also suspect a fire, injury, or serious crime.

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