Fireworks sales start soon. Californian cities that allow them

A telltale sign The 4th of July festivities are approaching: “Safe and Sane” fireworks stalls are popping up in malls and will open soon. The fireworks will begin going on sale across California on June 28, and firefighters expect the fires to have started from the fireworks. Fire crews are already anticipating busy days ahead. The Placer County Cal Fire Department wastes no time getting its personnel to the highest standard and its heavy equipment and aircraft ready for wildfires.” We’re probably, I would say, three to four weeks ahead of where we should be as far as our preparations and the activity we see with wildfires,” Estes said.Preparing also means educating and reminding communities of what is allowed and what isn’t when it comes to fireworks. “Illegal fireworks are anything that leaves the ground and shoots into the air,” Estes said. Legal fireworks bear this Safe and Sane seal – a requirement for all fireworks used in California. “Even Safe and Sane fireworks, if not used properly, can be a very dangerous ignition source for wildfires.” Just because you can buy legal fireworks near you doesn’t mean you can use them in your neighborhood. “It’s really each person’s personal responsibility to know if they are in a city or an unincorporated area of ​​the county they live in and to understand the rules and regulations for safe fireworks. and healthy,” Estes said. Cal Fire recommends using a professional fireworks display that is safer for your family and your community environment. “We really want to encourage people to have a great 4th of July and celebrating the holidays,” Estes said. “But be really smart about it.” Fireworks with the Safe and Sane label are the only ones non-professionals can use in California, but only certain cities , villages and counties allow them. For a complete list of communities in Northern California that allow safe and healthy fireworks, visit this link. alifornia goes on sale at noon, June 28. Sales will continue until noon on the 4th of July.

A telltale sign The 4th of July festivities are approaching: “Safe and Sane” fireworks stands are popping up in shopping malls and will open soon.

The fireworks will begin going on sale across California on June 28, and fire departments expect to respond to fires started by the fireworks.

Fire crews are already anticipating busy days.

“It’s always one of the busiest times – the week before and the week after July 4,” said Brian Estes, unit chief for Cal Fire NEU and the Placer County Fire Department.

Cal Fire wastes no time preparing its personnel to peak levels and preparing its heavy equipment and aircraft for wildfires.

“We’re probably, I would say, three to four weeks ahead of where we should be in terms of our preparations and the activity we’re seeing with the wildfires,” Estes said.

Preparing also means educating and reminding communities what is allowed and what is not when it comes to fireworks.

“Illegal fireworks are anything that leaves the ground and shoots into the air,” Estes said.

Legal fireworks bear this Safe and Sane seal – a requirement for all fireworks used in California.

“Safe and Sane doesn’t mean it’s still not fireworks,” Estes explained. “Even Safe and Sane fireworks, if not used properly, can be a very dangerous ignition source for wildfires.”

Just because you can buy legal fireworks near you, doesn’t mean you can use them in your neighborhood.

“It’s really each person’s personal responsibility to know if they are in a city or an unincorporated area of ​​the county they live in and to understand the rules and regulations about safe and proper fireworks. healthy,” Estes said.

Cal Fire recommends taking professional fireworks is safer for your family and your community environment.

“We really want to encourage people to have a great 4th of July and celebrate the holidays,” Estes said. “But be really smart about it.”

Fireworks with the Safe and Sane label are the only ones non-professionals can use in California, but only a few cities, towns and counties allow them.

For a complete list of Northern California communities that allow Safe and Sane fireworks, visit this link.

California Fireworks will go on sale at noon on June 28. Sales will continue until noon on July 4.

Bernard P. Love