Do you have an opinion about the use of illegal fireworks in Los Angeles? Have you seen fireworks being used? Do you have pets? Are you a veteran? A homeowner?
The best way to create change is to share real and authentic opinions and experiences. With good data, change is possible.
There are several safe and secure methods for reporting fireworks in Los Angeles. These include:
Use the MyLA311 smartphone app. It’s free and available here: www.lacity.org/MyLA311
The LAPD has an online fireworks form that you may fill out:
The form may be found at: https://complaint.lacity.org/Complaint/fireworks
IMPORTANT: Do not dial 9-1-1 unless you see someone being injured or at risk of immediate injury, or a fire or other emergency.
Instead, use this telephone number: 1-877-275-5273
We get asked “why” a lot. The popular impression is that fireworks are no big deal. Unfortunately, even looking back over the past 10 years, fireworks cause a lot of misery.
Here’s a peek at what we’re talking about (national statistics):
A proven method of deterring some people who use fireworks is to post a yard sign on your front lawn or side yard. Try to make the sign visible from the street. If you have neighbors that are also opposed to the use of illegal fireworks, promote the idea of everyone having a sign. Download the sign materials – they’re FREE – and then have FedEx Office make the yard sign for you. It’s inexpensive and can be very effective.
Everyone should be able to enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year, and on other holidays. The best way to do this is to attend a professional, public show.
Not only is igniting fireworks dangerous, it ignores the people who live in your neighborhood. We believe it’s essential to think about your neighbors and here’s a few reasons why:
Fireworks have a long tradition in many cultures. The world is changing, and there is growing evidence that fireworks often end up ruining family gatherings rather than being a source of joy.
From our friends at the Los Angeles Police Department: