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Fourth of July Safe and Sane Fireworks Available in Anaheim for First Time in 30 Years, Beginning Today
Sales and usage guidelines will ensure residents and visitors can Celebrate with Care
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 28, 2015) For the first time in 30 years safe and sane fireworks are back in Anaheim, on sale at Honda Center beginning today at 12 noon. As voted by residents in last year’s June General Election, the Anaheim community can Celebrate With Care in select areas of the City. Residents are asked to read guidelines below, to ensure Anaheim can enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July in the safest manner possible.
“It is important that we honor America, but to do so safely,” said Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman. “When we Celebrate with Care, we are ensuring all residents and visitors can enjoy fireworks, but in a manner that is safe for everyone. Fireworks are time-honored tradition, but when illegal or discharged illegally they can pose a serious threat to life and property. Let’s all remember to do our part and celebrate this Fourth of July with care.”
As voted by residents in last year’s June General Election and adopted as an ordinance by our City Council, our neighborhoods can Celebrate With Care in select areas of Anaheim.
PURCHASING SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS IN ANAHEIM
Honda Center Fireworks Tent –Honda Center Parking Lot , 2695 E. Katella Avenue
June 28: 12 noon to 10 p.m.; June 29 – July 3: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; July 4: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
APPROVED FIREWORKS DISCHARGE DATE AND AREAS
Safe and sane fireworks can only be discharged on July 4 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. in select areas. Fireworks are permitted on private residential properties only, not on public property, in industrial or commercial areas, nor high-risk fire areas. Please click here for a map.
FIREWORKS FREE ZONES
All fireworks are prohibited in the wildland urban interface area in east Anaheim (east of the 55 fwy/south of the 91 fwy). See map for reference. To report illegal fireworks, please call 714-765-1900. In the event of a fire or medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Provisions of the Anaheim Municipal Code will be enforced by Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Anaheim Police Department, and the City’s Code Enforcement officers. Violators may be issued citations.
The community is also welcome to enjoy the Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration, hosted by the Anaheim Hills Community Council. This family-friendly, annual event includes a Firecracker 5K/10K Run, Pancake Breakfast, the annual Yankee Doodle Dog Show, a Patriotic Parade, food and live music, and a Fireworks Show Spectacular in the evening. Please click here for details.
For more information on the fireworks in the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net/fireworks. To see a video message from Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Bruegman, please click here.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.