FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 12292015
All Fireworks in Long Beach are Illegal.
Enjoy a Safe New Year!
With celebrations surrounding the arrival of the New Year, the Long Beach Fire and Police Departments would like to remind residents and visitors that ALL fireworks, including those marked “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in the City of Long Beach.
The Fire and Police Departments will be out in force on New Year’s Eve to ensure compliance of the Long Beach City Ordinance that bans ALL fireworks. Although both Departments seek voluntary compliance to ensure public safety, this duty often requires strict enforcement of all laws through arrest and citations. Anyone cited or arrested for fireworks violations may be faced with a $1,000 fine, sentenced to jail for six months, or both. The fines and penalties may increase depending on the fireworks’ classification.
For those who would like to enjoy fireworks, please plan to attend a safe and professionally controlled firework show to ensure the safety of your family, friends, and property.
Police officers will strictly enforce all laws, especially those associated with drinking in public, public intoxication, drunk driving, minors in possession of alcoholic beverages, underage drinking, and illegal barbecues on all public property, parks, and beaches. The use of personal barbecues in all city parks and beaches is prohibited. Use of permanent City installed barbecues is acceptable.
The Long Beach Fire and Police Departments encourage responsible parenting and request that parents closely supervise their children, set expectations for proper behavior, and monitor their activities. If you See Something, Say Something! Call the Long Beach Emergency Communications Center at (562) 435-6711 or 9-1-1 if you observe dangerous or illegal activities. Together, we can enjoy a safe holiday.