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Celebrate the 4th Responsibly, use Safe and Sane Fireworks Only

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and City officials are encouraging residents to celebrate responsibly by using only fireworks approved and labeled by the State Fire Marshal as “Safe and Sane.” The sale and use of “Safe and Sane” fireworks is legal in Pico Rivera.

Individuals caught selling, storing, using or possessing illegal fireworks (firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky rockets, Roman candles, mortars, M-80s and cherry bombs as well as those that are not officially labeled “Safe and Sane.”) are subject to a minimum fine of $500 and/or a year in jail. Violators will also be held responsible for any damage resulting from their use of illegal fireworks. Parents will be liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children’s use of illegal fireworks.

Residents with questions about fireworks, or who wish to report the sale, distribution or use of illegal fireworks are asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Pico Rivera Station at 562.949.2421.