Fireworks Safety

As the July 4th holiday approaches, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds everyone that ALL types of fireworks are
illegal in the City of Santa Monica. This includes so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which may not be used in Santa Monica EVEN IF
they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.

5601.1.3 Seizure of Fireworks. All fireworks shall be illegal in the City of Santa Monica including California State Fire Marshal
“Safe and Sane” fireworks. No person shall possess, transport, sell, or offer for sale any such fireworks.

The public is urged to avoid the use of consumer fireworks and instead, to enjoy displays of fireworks conducted by trained professionals. 

In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2014 emergency room
fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head.
 The risk of fireworks injury was highest for young people
ages 0-4, followed by children 10-14.

On Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day, and fireworks account for two out of
five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.
 (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission, NFPA).              

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