Enjoy The 4th of July With Safe and Sane Fireworks
An average of over 18,000 fires are sparked each year in the U.S. by fireworks. Did you know that sparklers burn hot enough to melt some metals? These are just two facts about the use of legal and illegal fireworks from the state of California Fire Marshalls. "Safe and Sane" fireworks are the only fireworks allowed in California. If you are using "Safe and Sane" fireworks, we ask that you always follow the directions and have adult supervision.
California has zero tolerance for the sale and use of illegal fireworks. Illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and other fireworks that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner. If you do not see the Safe and Sane" seal on the fireworks, they are illegal to possess, sell and or transport in the state of California. If you are in possession of illegal fireworks, they will be confiscated and you may be cited and or arrested. Officers will be on the lookout for illegal fireworks.
As California Health and Safety Code 12700(b)(1) reads,
(b) A person who violates any provision of this part or any regulations issued pursuant to this part, by possessing dangerous fireworks shall be subject to the following:
(1) A person who possesses a gross weight, including packaging, of less than 25 pounds of unaltered dangerous fireworks as defined in Section 12505, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) or more than one thousand dollars ($1000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding one year, or both that fine and imprisonment. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1000) or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year or by both that fine and imprisonment.
The Officers of the Montebello Police Department along with Chief Keller would like everyone in our community to enjoy the 4th of July holiday responsibly and be safe.