Anaheim Fire Department Encourages the Community
To Attend a Public Fireworks Display
Put on by Trained Professionals
Each year, the Anaheim Fire Department responds to injuries and fires due to the illegal use of fireworks. A number of people suffer eye injuries, painful disfiguring burns, and property damage due to fireworks. These incidents are related to the use of both the dangerous, illegal fireworks and the state-approved fireworks by amateurs and unsupervised children. Children are especially susceptible to firework injury. Nearly half of all firework-related injuries occur among children under 15 years of age. Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars, and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Even fireworks thought to be safe, like sparklers, can burn users and bystanders because they reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Eye damage accounts for 20 percent of all fireworks injuries and some of these injuries result in permanent blindness.
All fireworks, including "Safe and Sane," are prohibited in the City of Anaheim and in most cities throughout Orange County. It is important to know that you cannot buy fireworks in a city that allows them and then set them off in the City of Anaheim. Parents should note that they could be held liable for damages caused by their children’s use of fireworks.
Some fireworks are not only illegal, but pose a serious, immediate threat to personal safety. These especially dangerous fireworks, which are banned statewide, include firecrackers, bottle rockets, cherry bombs, M-80s, M-100s and others.
Any person, who uses, possesses, stores or offers for sale any firework is considered to be in violation of the law. Furthermore, a person who causes injuries or damages with fireworks will be held liable.
The Anaheim Fire Department encourages our community to celebrate our nation's independence by attending one of the many spectacular public fireworks displays operated by trained professionals. For recorded information in English or Spanish on public fireworks displays occurring throughout Orange County contact the information line at (714) 573-6225.
To report the illegal use, possession, manufacturing or sale of any fireworks contact the Anaheim Fire Department automated reporting line at (714) 765-5048.
The Anaheim Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday!