Fireworks

Leave fireworks to the professionals

Fireworks are beautiful to look at. They are part of our nation’s tradition and often a part of family values. They are also, for the most part, illegal in California. Why? Because children are injured. People are killed every year. And homes and wildland burn as a result of stray fireworks. 

The State Fire Marshal approves a unique kind of fireworks – called “Save and Sane” fireworks. These devices to not fly, nor do they explode. But, they are still dangerous. As an example, water boils at 212 degrees (f). A safe and sane sparkler burns at 1,200 degrees (f) or hotter. A burn from a sparkler can change a child’s life forever. 

Leave fireworks to the professionals. Go see a public show

Still thinking about buying fireworks? Think about your neighbors. Children. Pets. Vets.

Did you know?

  • The risk of fireworks injury is 2 1/2 times higher for kids ages 5-14 than for anyone else.
  • Sparklers, fountains, and novelties alone accounted for 36% of the emergency room fireworks injuries each year.
  • It’s illegal. You risk fines and imprisonment.
Child with fireworks
Sparklers Burn at 1200 Degrees - they should never be treated as toys

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