Fireworks

2020 Fireworks Booth Selection / Issuance Process Important Dates to Remember

Preliminary Application Period
February 3, 2020 (8:00 a.m.) – March 20, 2020 (Noon)
Lottery Drawing of Qualified Applicants April 9, 2020 (3:30 p.m.) City Council Chambers - 50 Natoma Street
Notification Letters to Selected Applicants April 16, 2020
Final Permit Application Due May 15, 2020 (Noon)
Mandatory Booth Operator Training
June 4, 2020 (6:00 p.m.)
Station 35 – 535 Glenn Drive
Booth Inspection / Permits Issued
June 28, 2020
Permitted Fireworks Sales
June 28, 2020 (Noon) – July 4, 2020 (9:00 p.m.)

 

The Fireworks Booth Lottery was filmed on Facebook Live.  

Fireworks Booth Lottery Winners:

 NAME CATEGORY
 Sac Fallen Officer Resource Fund  Arts/Cultural
 Folsom American Little League Athletic
 Folsom Junior Bulldogs Football & Cheer Athletic
 Folsom Lacrosse Association Athletic
 Folsom Youth Basketball Association Athletic
 Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth Educational
 Vista Del Lago HS Music Boosters Educational
 Folsom Aerie No. 929 Fraternal Order of Eagles Fraternal
 Folsom Rotary Foundation Fraternal
 Folsom Women of the Moose Chapter 1588 Fraternal
 Kiwanis Club of Folsom Fraternal
 W.H. Nichols 940 Marine Corps League Fraternal
 Fifty5five Religious



Alternates:

1.  Knights of Columbus Council 6197
2.  Folsom Softball Club
3.  Folsom HS Athletic Boosters

 

The use of dangerous and illegal fireworks is still prohibited within all areas of the City of Folsom. Festival 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, Folsom, or call 916-461-6201 for additional details regarding these permit requirements.

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.

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.