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4th of July - Safety Tips, Garbage Collection and More


Fourth of July Safety Tips

North County Fire Authority

Fireworks, including the "Safe and Sane" type, are NOT ALLOWED in Daly City and Brisbane (part of the North County Fire Authority territory). 

The City of Pacifica is one of the few cities that allows the use of legal, "Safe and Sane" fireworks to be sold and used within Pacifica. 

The North County Fire Authority encourages everyone to follow all directions on "Safe and Sane" fireworks and to take all proper safety precautions:

  • Use only legal fireworks approved by the California State Fire Marshal.
  • Inspect all fireworks.  Never use damaged or leaking fireworks.
  • Never give fireworks to a small child.
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
  • Light only one item at a time. Use a shovel and drop any “dud” fireworks into a pail of water.
  • Keep spectators at least 10 feet away.
  • Use fireworks in a clear area at least 20 feet away from a house, wood fence or brush.
  • Light fireworks in a large, safe, level area of dirt, pavement or gravel at least 10 feet square in size.
  • Have a pail of water ready to place used or malfunctioning fireworks in.
  • Keep an extra pail of water, wet towels, charged garden hose or fire extinguisher on hand for emergencies.
  • Do not point fireworks at anyone.
  • If someone is injured or a fire is started, call 9-1-1 immediately.


Pet Safety Tips

More pets get lost on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. See the flyers below for ways to keep your pets safe over the holiday.




4th of July - No Change to Garbage Collection 

Daly City Residents and Businesses: There is NO CHANGE to your Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services if your pickup day falls on the 4th of July. Set your containers out as you normally would for regular pickup by 4am on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Republic Services offices, however, will be closed during the holiday.


 City Offices Closed Thursday, July 4 in Observance of the Holiday