- Friday June 29th, 2012 :: 04:00 p.m. PDT
All Fireworks Prohibited in Arcadia! How about a professional show instead? See link for a list of shows.
With fireworks stands popping up in some surrounding communities, we would like to remind everyone, use or possession of any form of fireworks is illegal in the City of Arcadia. In addition to our officers watching for violations, the Arcadia Fire Department will also have area patrols through the 4th of July holiday. Violations may result in arrest or citation, and a seizure of all fireworks.
The best and safest source of 4th of July entertainment can be found at a professional fireworks show. Here is a link to a list of shows throughout Los Angeles County - http://safejuly4th.org/fwshows.htm
NOTE TO PARENTS: If your child has obtained any fireworks prior to June 28th, the items are probably illegal and dangerous, and should be turned over to your fire department or local police agency!
It is against the law to use, possess, store or sell “illegal fireworks”. State law provides for a fine of at least $500 and/or a year in jail upon conviction for violating fireworks laws. Some violations are a felony! Fireworks cause many burns, injuries and fires. Violators can be held responsible for damages, as well as having to pay a fine and/or go to jail.
Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.
ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: Any item that explodes, rises in the air or moves about the ground or any fireworks which is not approved and labeled “Safe and Sane” by the State Fire Marshal, is illegal in
California. The following are examples of illegal fireworks and should not be used.
Sky Rockets/ Mortars
Cherry Bombs Palomitas
Fire Crackers Helicopters
Illegal fireworks will not be labeled with the “Safe and Sane” seal on the packaging. The "Safe and Sane" label is pictured here,
Please remember even "Safe and Sane" fireworks are prohibited in the City.
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Arcadia Police Department
250 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007