The City of Folsom Fire Department is asking the public to take the following precautions when using fireworks during the 4th of July period:
4th of July activities that require the closure of public streets and or use of public facilities may require the issuance of either a Special Event permit or Block Party permit prior to the event date. Please contact the City of Folsom Community Development Department Permit Counter at 50 Natoma Street, or call 355-7214, for additional details regarding these permit requirements. For more information or assistance, contact the City of Folsom Fire Department at 916-461-6300 or FolsomFire@folsom.ca.us
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.
Safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:
Fireworks Facts & Statistics
The National Fire Protection Association collects data nationwide on the use of fireworks.