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Fourth of July Safe and Sane Fireworks Available in Anaheim for First Time in 30 Years
Sales and usage guidelines will ensure residents and visitors can Celebrate with Care
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 18, 2015) For the first time in 30 years safe and sane fireworks are back in Anaheim. 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.
Click here to download a flier to Buy One Get One Free. 30 of the sales generated by this flier will benefit the Loara High School Marching Band as they raise money to participate in the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC.
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 City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.