San Bernardino County, CA: San Bernardino County Fire Protection District informing the public about prohibited fireworks and “Safe and Sane” fireworks during the Independence Day Weekend 2022.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (Information):

San Bernardino County, California: The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District is informing the public about prohibited fireworks and “Safe and Sane” fireworks during the Independence Day Weekend 2022.

With communities across San Bernardino County, California facing a dangerous wildland fire season, the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District has increased its vigilance in enforcing state and county firework laws to protect public health and safety.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District, all fireworks are illegal elsewhere in the county; all fireworks that explode, shoot into the air or move along the ground are termed dangerous and are illegal anywhere in California.

Fire and law enforcement agencies will be conducting operations this year to stop attempts to smuggle tens of thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks with fines up to $1,250 for the first offense with the possibility of arrest.

Property owners may be cited if they allow fireworks to be possessed, stored or used on their property.

Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County.

In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for damages.

In regards to “Safe and Sane” fireworks, the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District said that “Safe and Sane” fireworks are only allowed in Adelanto, Chino, Colton, Needles and Rialto, as well as specific locations in Fontana, Grand Terrace, and San Bernardino.

The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District ask the public to please contact those fire station in these stated cities for more information.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Mike Horton, residents play an important role in our fireworks investigations.

If you see something, say something. Call the authorities or We-Tip hotline at 1-800-47-ARSON to anonymously report illegal fireworks at the following website: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/181cb02c67de47af8eaa598a49fae03c

Find more information including fireworks safety tips and locations of professional fireworks celebrations at the following website: https://sbcfire.org/fireworkssafety/

ZachNews wishes everybody a happy, safe, healthy and responsible Independence Day Weekend 2022, and many thanks to all of the firefighters, paramedics, emergency personnel, emergency volunteers and law enforcement agencies who will be serving, protecting and saving lives during the Independence Day Weekend 2022.

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