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Gardena Police Department
Tuesday June 7th, 2011 :: 04:54 p.m. PDT

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Fourth of July Firework Enforcement 2011

The Gardena Police Department will be conducting strict enforcement of firework laws this fourth of July season in an attempt to educate the public of the dangers of using illegal fireworks and thereby preventing injuries caused by the possession and/or mishandling of fireworks, both legal (safe and sane) and illegal. There are many restrictions regarding the use of Safe and Sane fireworks. These restrictions can be found on the City of Gardena website. Illegal fireworks (not safe and sane) are not to be used at anytime.

Primarily, Safe and Sane fireworks may be possessed from June 28 at 1200 hours until July 4th, at 2200 hours. Safe and Sane fireworks may be discharged from 1200 hours to 2200 hours on June 28th, and 0900 hours to 2200 hours on June 29th through and including July 4th.

When using “Safe and Sane” fireworks please remember to:
1. Comply with the regulations/restrictions in the Gardena Municipal Code
2. Always read directions and use common sense
3. Have an adult present
4. Use outdoors only-away from flammable materials
5. Light one at a time, then move away quickly
6. Keep others at a safe distance
7. Never point or throw fireworks at another person
8. Never alter or take apart a firework
9. Do not give a firework to a young child under any circumstances
10. Have a bucket of water handy for emergencies and for dousing misfired/spent fireworks
11. Never attempt to re-light or fix malfunctioning fireworks

We encourage all parents to familiarize themselves with the City of Gardena regulations regarding fireworks in order to protect their children. Additionally, all of our citizens are reminded to use extreme caution when handling fireworks to prevent injuries. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Lt. Mike Saffell of the Gardena Police Department at 310-217-9686.

Public Information Officer
Lt. Steve Prendergast 310-217-6188
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Address/Location
Gardena Police Department
1718 W 162nd St
Gardena, CA 90247

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-217-9670

Steve Prendergast
Public Information Officer
sprendergast@gardenapd.org
310-217-6188

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