Wildland Firefighting: Coordinated Attack on Illegal Fireworks Critical in Dry Year for CA

06/27/2013
With years of evidence in hand that illegal fireworks are a threat to both people and property, California police and fire officials are joining forces with the state-approved fireworks industry in the Greater Sacramento Area Fireworks Safety Task Force to continue their annual crackdown on dangerous pyrotechnics as the Fourth of July nears. As in the past, financial support from the industry and the nonprofits that sell "Safe and Sane fireworks" -- which studies have shown tend to suppress the use of illegal fireworks in communities where they are sold -- will underwrite vigorous enforcement of state laws that ban the sale, possession and use of illegal fireworks. Law enforceme...

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