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Signal Hill Police Department
Sunday June 7th, 2015 :: 12:13 a.m. PDT


The Signal Hill Police Department has an important message for you! All fireworks are illegal in the city of Signal Hill.

The Signal Hill Police Department has an important message for you! All fireworks are illegal in the city of Signal Hill.

All fireworks including “Safe & Sane” fireworks are illegal in Signal Hill. This Fourth of July, the Signal Hill Police Department encourages Signal Hill residents to attend licensed firework shows conducted by professionals.

A few Southern California cities may allow the use of "safe and sane" fireworks; however, fireworks of any form are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities. In addition, all fireworks are illegal in many of Los Angeles County's 88 cities which, includes the city of Signal Hill. Although fireworks laws are in place, there are still numerous local residents who believe that they are allowed to use fireworks, as the practice is a tradition and performed in neighborhoods across the Southland. The use of any fireworks in the city Of Signal Hill is a criminal offense and it is crucially important that you understand that serious penalties exist and that a conviction will result in a criminal record.

Under California Health and Safety Code laws, it is illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess fireworks. Using illegal fireworks in Signal Hill is a criminal offense punishable by fines of up to $1,000, one year in jail, or both. Sale or distribution of illegal fireworks can subject one to heightened charges and penalties. Additionally, certain products and projectile devices – including M-80s, M-100s, mortars, and Roman Candles – are defined as explosives under California law. Possession or use of these explosives is a felony offense punishable by terms of imprisonment as high as 16 months in a state correctional facility. If fires do occur, individuals may also be at risk of being charged with arson, a serious felony offense punishable by lengthy terms of imprisonment. Parents of children who cause damage or injuries using fireworks can also be held liable.

For information on fireworks shows in your community, click on the link below:"> or call (888) 654-FIRE

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Signal Hill Police Department
2745 Walnut Ave
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 562-989-7200

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