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Fireworks - Celebrate Safely!


 
SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS

 

California State Fire Marshal approved Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed to be sold and used in the City of Visalia. All safe and sane fireworks sold and permitted in the City will have the official label of the State Fire Marshal.

 

 

 

APPROVED FIREWORK BOOTH LOCATIONS 2018

If you plan on celebrating with safe and sane fireworks this holiday, please make sure to purchase them from one of the safe and sane booths located at various corners throughout the City. (See map below for Firework Booth locations)

  

HERE ARE SOME SAFETY TIPS WHEN USING SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area.
  • Alcohol and fireworks don’t mix.
  • Never place any part of your body over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged hose nearby.
  • Dispose of fireworks by wetting them down and place them away from buildings or combustible material.

FOURTH OF JULY PET SAFETY TIPS

  • Going to a Fireworks Display? Leave your pet at home
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag in case it runs off during the fireworks display.
  • Never light off fireworks of any kind near or towards pets. 

ILLEGAL FIREWORKS

 

 Any firework that flies in the air, darts across the ground or explodes is considered illegal in California. If it doesn't have the California State Fire Marshal seal on the packaging, it's illegal. The Fire Department utilizes fire investigators to enforce fireworks laws. Discharge and possession of illegal fireworks carries fines starting at $1,000.00 for the first offense, and increases with each additional offense. The discharge of illegal fireworks is dangerous and can cause injury or death. Additionally, illegal fireworks cause millions of dollars in lost property and damage each year.

 

TURN IN ILLEGAL FIREWORKS AT VISALIA FIRE STATIONS

Visalia Fire Department Urges Public To Make Free Drop-Off

Visalia residents can legally dispose of illegal fireworks year-round, no questions asked.

“If you have illegal fireworks, come turn them in. We don’t need to know how you got them and we won’t ask questions or require your name or information,” shares City of Visalia Fire Chief Doug McBee. “What’s most important is that we get these dangerous fireworks out of our City.”

Illegal fireworks can be turned in at the following locations:

•          Fire Station 51, located at 309 South Johnson Street

•          Fire Station 52, located at 2224 West Monte Vista

•          Fire Station 53, located at 5025 West Walnut Avenue

•          Fire Station 54, located at 440 West Ferguson Street

•          Fire Station 55, located at 6921 West Ferguson Avenue

Drop-offs are accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily. The drop-off program begins today and will continue year-round as a service to Visalia residents.

 PUBLIC DISPLAY SHOWS

For information on Independence Day Community Festival & Fireworks Spectacular @ CASA, CLICK HERE 




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