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July 4th Weekend Begins Today

The 4th of July weekend will be upon us soon. Both the Santa Ana Police and Fire Departments are again strongly urging the public to refrain from the use of illegal fireworks.

Violators to the City’s Municipal Code on fireworks may receive a citation for possessing illegal fireworks, or even misusing or tampering with legal ones.

Police Officers, Firefighters, and volunteers will be working together to look out for illegal fireworks over the July 4th weekend. The patrols will focus on high-activity illegal fireworks areas as well as education.

Santa Ana legal firework sales will take place over the course of the weekend.

To report illegal fireworks please call 714-834-4211.

SANTA ANA FIREWORKS REGULATIONS

SAMC Chapter 14

SECTION 14-51. “DANGEROUS FIREWORKS” DEFINED.

For purposes of this article “dangerous fireworks” shall mean “dangerous fireworks” as defined in the State Fireworks laws and the regulations of the State Fire Marshal adopted pursuant thereto, as they may from time to time be amended.

SECTION 14-52. “SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS” DEFINED.

For purposes of this article “safe and sane fireworks” shall mean “safe and sane fireworks” as defined in the State Fireworks Law and the regulations of the State Fire Marshal adopted pursuant thereto, as they may from time to time be amended.

SECTION 14-53. DANGEROUS FIREWORKS PROHIBITED.

No person, firm, or organization shall manufacture, store, display, sell, offer for sale, possess, discharge, explode, fire, or set off any dangerous fireworks within the City of Santa Ana.

SECTION 14-54. DISCHARGING SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS.

No person shall discharge any safe and sane fireworks except on the days that sales are permitted each year as set forth in Section 14-55 below.

SECTION 14-55. SALE OF SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS.

No person shall display, sell, or engage in the business of selling safe and sane fireworks without first having obtained a permit to do so as hereinafter provided. No person shall sell any type of fireworks at any time except from 12:00 noon through 10:00 p.m. on July 1 and from 9:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 4.

SECTION 14-56. PERMITS, ISSUANCE.

(a) Permits for the sale of safe and sane fireworks shall be issued only to bona fide non-profit

organizations as recognized by the State of California organized for charitable, fraternal, patriotic service or religious purposes with their principal and permanent meeting place within the City of Santa Ana, and at least fifty (50) percent of the members residing within the City limits. (b) Permits for the sale of safe and sane fireworks shall limit each sponsoring organization to a single location in any given year. (c) Such permit shall expire. on July 4th at 8:00 pm of the year it was issued

SECTION 14-59. SALE OF SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS.

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell safe and sane fireworks to anyone less than eighteen (18) years of age.

SECTION 14-77. SEIZURE OF FIREWORKS.

The Fire Chief shall seize, take, remove, or cause to be removed, at the expense of the owner, all stocks of fireworks offered or exposed for sale, or held in violation of these articles.

SECTION 14-78. PROHIBITED AREAS.

No persons shall sell, store, display, or discharge any fireworks of any type in any public oil or gasoline station, or on any premises where gasoline or other inflammable liquids are stored or dispensed. No person shall sell, store, display, or discharge any fireworks of any type in any permanent structure, nor within forty (40) feet of the same, except that any purchaser may discharge fireworks in conformance with these regulations in front of his own residence.

SECTION 14-79. DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS.

No person shall throw, lob, toss, shoot or otherwise discharge any fireworks toward any other person or in any other manner which threatens the safety of persons or property.



By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

4 thoughts on “The SAPD and Santa Ana Fire Department are looking for illegal fireworks”
  1. It is scary during the summer in one of the worst fire areas in the world that people still buy and use illegal fire works. I am a security consultant for Vigilant Protection Group, http://www.vpgsecurity.com and every 4th of July weekend we put our security guards on high alert out of fear of illegal fire works.

  2. They must not have been looking very hard. Illegal fireworks were lit on just about every street in my neighborhood last night. The show lasted for over two hours and we never saw a single police car. In year’s past, we have seen a few.

  3. There isn’t a problem with fireworks, but there is a problems of drunks abusing fireworks.

    So instead of banning fireworks, there should be a ban on booze during the 4th.

  4. they were all over santa ana ….state line sure must of made alot money selling these fireworks…its business and its making money

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