Posted on 06/28/2022

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Tuesday June 28, 2022, 1:19 PM

SBSD - Central

Advisory: Sheriff's Department Reminds Residents of Fireworks Ordinance in the City of Grand Terrace

Dear Bryan Lane,

DATE/TIME: June 28, 2022

INCIDENT: City of Grand Terrace Fireworks Ordinance

SUMMARY: The Sheriff’s Department, Central Station, and the city of Grand Terrace would like to remind all residents and visitors that fireworks may only be used on July 4th between the hours of 12:00 noon and 11:00pm. This applies to all “safe and sane” fireworks. Any other type of fireworks are considered dangerous and illegal and may not be used at any time. Refer to the following city ordinance code sections:

8.112.010 - Dates and hours of sale and discharge.
Safe and sane fireworks as defined by Section 12529 of the California Health and Safety Code may be sold within the City during the period of June 28th through July 4th, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. by persons possessing an appropriate permit pursuant to Section 8.112.020. The selling of fireworks without a permit is prohibited. Safe and sane fireworks may be discharged solely on July 4th, between the hours of 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.

8.112.020 - Dangerous fireworks prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, manufacture, transport, give, hold for others, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or wholesale, or use, discharge or explode, within the City, any fireworks which are classified as dangerous fireworks, as that term is defined by Subsections 12505 and 12561 of the Health and Safety Code of the State, except as provided in Section 8.112.030.

8.112.150 - Permissible locations for discharge.
The use of fireworks in the City shall be limited to private property. No fireworks shall be discharged on public, semipublic or private open areas such as parking lots, vacant properties, in a public street right-of-way or public parks.

8.112.160 - Prohibition on discharge.
It is unlawful for any person to ignite, explode, project, or otherwise fire or use, any fireworks, or permit the ignition, explosion or projection thereof, upon or over or onto the property of another without his consent, or to ignite, explode, project, or otherwise fire or make use of, any fireworks within ten feet of any resident dwelling or other structure used as a place of habitation by human beings. Fireworks shall not be discharged within 200 feet of any dry grass or brush-covered land.

8.112.180 - Establishment of a no fireworks safety zone.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks of any type within the No Fireworks Safety Zone established in Exhibit "A" attached to Ord. No. 285, which substantially conforms to Exhibit 5-3 of the General Plan Public Health and Safety Element.

Deputies will be actively patrolling for the illegal use of fireworks in violation of the city’s Fireworks Ordinance. The use of safe and sane fireworks should be done by adults, or under direct supervision of an adult.

Fireworks Safety Tips: If You Choose to Use Legal Fireworks
If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:
• Never allow young children to handle fireworks
• Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
• Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
• Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
• Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
• Never light them indoors
• Only use them away from people, houses, and flammable material
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person
• Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
• Never ignite devices in a container
• Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
• Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
• Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire
• Never use illegal fireworks

Refer: Lieutenant Bryan Lane

Station: Central Station

Phone No. 909-387-3545

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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