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Burbank Police Department, California
Friday June 29th, 2018 :: 11:02 a.m. PDT


Enjoy the 4th of July Safely - Designate a sober driver and remember, ALL fireworks are DANGEROUS & ILLEGAL in Burbank

The Burbank Police and Fire Departments would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day. We would also like to remind the community that the possession or use of any fireworks is illegal in the City of Burbank. Burbank Police will be on the lookout for fireworks throughout the Fourth of July holiday period. Anyone caught in possession of fireworks will have them confiscated and be subject to a citation or arrest.

Fireworks, even those marked as ‘safe and sane,’ are dangerous and against the law in Burbank. In recent years, fireworks have been one of the leading causes of injuries requiring hospital emergency room treatment. Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures, scars, and even death or disfigurement. Serious injuries each year typically harm the eyes, head and/or hands.

We encourage everyone to enjoy the amazing professional fireworks show hosted by the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department at the Starlight Bowl. For tickets, visit

Additionally, Burbank Police want to remind residents that celebratory gunfire is not only dangerous, but illegal. A stray bullet from a gun can kill someone. Shooting a gun into the air is a felony and if you are
caught, you will be arrested and prosecuted. If you see someone fire a gun into the air, call the police.

Finally, we remind the community that drone (UAS) operations are unlawful within the city limits under federal law, with limited exceptions, as well as the Burbank Municipal Code, which makes it illegal to operate drones near fireworks, police and/or fire operations, at night, or over people, among several other restrictions.

Please celebrate the Fourth of July holiday safely and responsibly. Do not fire guns into the air and do not use illegal fireworks.


Burbank Police Department, California
200 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-238-3000

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