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Posted on: June 23, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Discharge of Fireworks Start Date and Safety Information

PERMITTED DISCHARGE DATES

--Citizens may discharge fireworks June 30th to July 3rd between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. and July 4th between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:30 P.M.

FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS

--The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays put on by professionals who know how to safely handle fireworks.

--If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area.

--Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.

--Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.

--Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.

--Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a devise does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.

--Always read the directions and warning labels on fireworks. If a devise is not marked with the contents, direction, and a warning label, do not light it.

--Supervise children around fireworks at all times.

PERMITTED SALE DATES

--In Valley Center the sale of fireworks is permitted on June 30th and not after July 4th.

DISHCARGE FROM/UNDER VEHICLES

--Fireworks are not permitted to be discharged from, into, under, or on any vehicle whether it is moving or standing.

DISCHARGE/ROADWAY

--Fireworks are not permitted to be discharged on a public roadway or the right-of-way adjoining a public roadway.

NOT PERMITTED

--Bottle Rockets and Skyrockets are not permitted.

Fireworks Safety Tips referenced from USFA Summer Fire Safety (www.usfa.dhs.gov).

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