Monday, June 22, 2015

Advisory: Altadena Sheriff's Advise that Fireworks are illegal in Altadena.

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Monday June 22, 2015, 2:32 PM

- Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

Jim McDonnell,

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Advisory: Altadena Sheriff's Advise
that Fireworks are illegal in Altadena.

Altadena Sheriff's Advise that Fireworks are illegal in

The Altadena Sheriff's Station reminds all residents and visitors that
the best way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with family and
friends is by attending professional fireworks shows such as Americafest
at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium.  Fireworks Celebration at
Altadena Town & Country Club on Wednesday, July 1st. Party begins at
6:00 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Please RSVP with the
Front Desk, 2290 Country Club Dr. Altadena, CA 91001, (626) 794-7163.

The sale or possession of all fireworks is illegal in Altadena. Violators
are subject to confiscation and impound of vehicles; up to one year in
jail and fines up to $50,000. Call Altadena Sheriff's at (626) 798-1131
to report illegal fireworks.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department wants to remind everyone that the
use of fireworks not only causes fires, but results in severe injuries
and burns.

Altadena Sheriff's Captain Christopher Reed urges everyone to make safety
a priority on July 4th.

Even sparklers, which many people consider safe, can reach 1,200 degrees
Fahrenheit, causing serious burns and starting fires. Adults normally
don’t allow their children to get near anything that hot, but for some
reason they think it’s acceptable to put sparklers in the hands of little
ones on the Fourth of July.

Statistics show fireworks are among the most risky of consumer products.
 In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,700
people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2012 emergency room
fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 31% were to the
head. The most current statistics from the National Fire Protection Association
show that in 2009 more than nine out of 10, or 92 percent, of all
fireworks-related injuries treated in hospitals were caused by fireworks
that are allowed for consumer use by federal or state regulations.

NOTE TO PARENTS: If your child has any fireworks prior to June 28th, the
items are probably illegal and dangerous and should be

turned over to your fire department or local police agency!

Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children
using fireworks.

For more information visit the web site of the Los Angeles County Fire
Department at

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- Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

780 East Altadena Drive

Altadena, CA 91001


Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-emergencies: 626-798-1131

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