Local Fire and Law Enforcement Agencies and the California State Fire Marshal Discuss Coordinated Attack on Illegal Fireworks

At a joint news conference Wednesday morning, representatives of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Sacramento City Fire Department, Cosumnes Fire Department, Folsom Fire Department, Roseville Fire Department, and the Wilton Fire Department along with representatives of the Sacramento City Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Citrus Heights Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Galt Police Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, CAL FIRE and other representatives of the Greater Sacramento Area Fireworks Safety Task Force, will announce that they are once again targeting individuals who use illegal fireworks and those responsible for bringing them into California and will, for the eighteenth year in a row, institute a “Zero Tolerance” enforcement procedure.

In addition, the Task Force will discuss its annual campaign to enlist the public’s help in protecting their communities from the threat of illegal fireworks.

The Greater Sacramento Area Fireworks Safety Task Force is a safety coalition made up of representatives of local government, the fire service, the 405 non-profit organizations and charities who sell state-approved fireworks in the Greater Sacramento Area, the media and the state-approved fireworks industry.

A copy of the safety videos and PSA’s will be available on DVD at the press conference along with other background material. This information is also available online at