Long Beach
Fire Department

Fire Headquarters
3205 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 570-2500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 06262017
4th of July Fireworks Safety Message
There is No Safe Way to Use Consumer Fireworks!
Jacob Heflin
Long Beach Fire Department
Arantxa Chavarria
Community Services Coordinator
Long Beach Fire Department



Fireworks are a traditional part of America’s 4th of July celebration, yet every year people take needless risks when they celebrate. Please remember that all fireworks are illegal in Long Beach and can be dangerous. Even fireworks and sparklers deemed "Safe and Sane” can be harmful and often result in serious burns, hearing loss and other injuries. 

NOTE TO PARENTS: We encourage responsible parenting and request that parents closely supervise their children, set expectations for proper behavior, and monitor their activities. Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.

Those who use, possess, store, or transport any type of fireworks in Long Beach may be subject to criminal prosecution - or worse yet, a painful and/or debilitating injury. It is simply not worth it!

Please join firefighters and their families at various public fireworks shows throughout our City. This is the safest and most enjoyable way to celebrate our Nation's independence.

So how can you celebrate the holiday safely? Attend a public firework display put on by trained professionals. 

Below is a listing of professional fireworks shows in the Long Beach area for 2017:

• Big Bang on the Bay, Alamitos Bay, July 3rd at 9:00PM
• Queen Mary, July 4th at 9:00PM
• Virginia Country Club, Private Show, July 4th 

You can also celebrate at any of these events happening over the weekend: 

• So Cal Corgi Beach Day, Alamitos Beach, July 1st from 10:00AM-10:00PM
• Queen Mary – Shipkicker, Harry Bridges Memorial Park, July 1st from 1:00PM-10:00PM
• Pirate Invasion. Shoreline Park, July 1-2 from 10:00AM-11:30PM
• Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade & 5K, 1 Granada Avenue, July 4th at 8:00AM

For additional details visit the Special Events website: http://www.filmlongbeach.com/

If you See Something, Say Something!  Call Long Beach Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711 or dial 9-1-1 if you observe dangerous or illegal activities. Together, we can all enjoy a safe holiday!

LBFD's Illegal Fireworks PSA 2017

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