While its true that some cities allow the sale and use of “Safe and Sane” fireworks, in Los Angeles, possession or use of any firework or explosive device is illegal. If you’re caught with or using fireworks, you are at risk for arrest and procesution.
Looking beyond the legal scare tactic, there are some practical reasons why using fireworks at any time – and notably surrounding the 4th of July holiday is a bad idea.
- You can injure or kill yourself
- You may injure someone else – the most likely to be hurt are children
- You may accidentally set fire to your home.
- You may cause damage or fire to someone else’s residence
- You cannot compete with a professional fireworks display
In Los Angeles, there are a number of fireworks shows that offer fantastic displays of highly advanced aerial rockets and explosions. Many of these shows are now computer controlled, and fireworks technology has evolved to permit very sophisticated and specific reactions to altitude, speed, and other factors. Put another way, a professional fireworks show is great fun to attend.
MySafe:LA believes everyone should enjoy the 4th of July with all of the energy and enthusiasm the holiday deserves. That clearly includes attending a licensed, professional fireworks show. So, leave the rocket’s red glare to the pros – and enjoy the holiday without the possibility of a ride in an ambulance or the back of a police car. Learn more about fireworks shows in Los Angeles by visiting Safe July 4th Dot Org.