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Monterey Park Police Department
Wednesday July 4th, 2018 :: 02:59 p.m. PDT

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The 4th of July is here, and it’s a hot one. The Monterey Park Police and Fire Department wants to again remind you to have a safe legal 4

“Safe and Sane” fireworks are permitted within the City of Monterey Park. Discharge of the “Safe and Sane” fireworks is limited to the 4th of July from 10:00 AM until 10:00PM. No illegal fireworks or modified “Safe and Sane” fireworks are prohibited. Failure to comply may result in a citation and a fine of $500.00 to $1,000.00.
Statistics also show that this time of year there is an increase of structure and vegetation fires. In addition to the monetary loss of property due to the fires, there are many fireworks-related injuries especially involving children. An increase in firework–related fires and incidents may cause emergency responders to be tied up with preventable incidents and delay them from responding to ordinary day-to-day calls.
Don’t ruin a great week and holiday by ending up with a fine, or trip to the emergency room, or in jail. The Monterey Park Arson Task Force which is made up of police officers and firefighters will be out in numbers patrolling our city.
In general, if a firework explodes, flies, darts, or travels they are illegal in California. Due to the extreme fire danger in California, the City of Monterey Park Police and Fire Departments are requesting that you use “Safe and Sane” fireworks in a responsible manner.

The city of Monterey Park wishes everyone to have a safe fun holiday.

Address/Location
Monterey Park Police Department
320 West Newmark Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-307-1211

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