The fireworks booth lottery was held Wednesday, April 4th.  Below are the applicants who were chosen:

Folsom High School Music Boosters Arts/Cultural/Other
Sweet Dreams Foundation Arts/Cultural/Other
Folsom Lacrosse Association Athletic
Folsom Fusion Girls Basketball Athletic
Sierra Marlins Swim Team Athletic
Folsom Youth Football and Cheer Athletic
Mad Dawg Wrestling Club Athletic
Vista Del Lago Music Boosters, Inc. Educational
Friends of Folsom Fraternal/Service/Veterans
Folsom Women of the Moose Chapter 1588 Fraternal/Service/Veterans
Knights of Columbus Council 6197 Fraternal/Service/Veterans
 Folsom City Host Lions Club Fraternal/Service/Veterans
 Fifty5five, Inc. Religious



2018 PRELIMINARY APPLICATION   Applications due:  March 30, 2018, Noon
Lottery Drawing of Qualified Applicants Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 3:30 PM
City Council Chambers - 50 Natoma Street
Notification Letters Sent to Applicants Thursday, April 12, 2018
Final Permit Application Due Friday, May 4, 2018 - Noon
Mandatory Booth Operator Training Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Station 35 - 535 Glenn Drive
Booth Inspections/Permits Issued Thursday, June 28, 2018
Permitted Firework Sales Noon, June 28th thru July 4th, 9:00 PM



Safe and Sane Fireworks

The sale, use, and discharge of 'safe and sane' fireworks are allowed in the City of Folsom from noon on June 28th through midnight on July 4th.  Fireworks must be used as the manufacturer directs and under adult supervision.  Fireworks must not be used in open space areas or around combustible vegetation.  For a list of specific locations in the city of Folsom where all fireworks are prohibited click here.

Illegal Fireworks

All fireworks other than those classified by the State Fire Marshall as "safe and sane" are classified as dangerous and are illegal to possess, use, sell or discharge in California.  These fireworks will be seized and violators will be cited and fined.  Examples of dangerous fireworks are firecrackers, Roman candles, bottle rockets and aerial shells or mortars.

Alteration or modification of safe and sane fireworks is a violation of State Fireworks Law and may be prosecuted as a felony under Penal Code Section 12301.

The minimum fine for use or possession of illegal fireworks in the City of Folsom is $1,000

Fireworks Ordinance

Firework Safety Tips

Safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:

1.  The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays put on by professionals who know how to safely handle fireworks.
2.  If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area.
3.  Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
4.  Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.  Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
5.  Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
6.  Stand several feet away from lit fireworks.  If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it.  Put it out with water and dispose of it.
7.  Always read the directions and warning labels on fireworks.  If a device is not marked with the contents, direction, and a warning label, do not light it.
8.  Supervise children around fireworks at all times.

Fireworks Facts & Statistics

The National Fire Protection Association collects data nationwide on the use of fireworks.  Their data and information can be found here.