City – RAs communities prepare to
honor Independence Day, please keep in mind
safe practices when using fireworks during your
celebration. Only Safe and Sane fireworks, purchased
at predetermined, Fire Department inspected
booths placed throughout the City of Pacifica
are allowed to be used during the Fourth of
July celebration. The City of Brisbane and City
of Daly City do not allow or permit the use
of fireworks. If a citizen is aware of illegal
fireworks being sold or used within their neighborhood
or use any kind of fireworks in the City of
Brisbane or Daly City, they are encouraged to
contact either the Fire Department or Police
Department with the information. Know that fines
and penalties for the distribution and/or use
of illegal fireworks have increased and will
be strictly enforced. <
in previous years the North County Fire Authority
will be augmenting staffing this coming Friday,
in preparation of potential emergencies during
the Fourth of July celebrations, but we need
the public’s assistance in avoiding the use
of illegal fireworks, which can cause fires,
injury or even death and may exceed or overwhelm
emergency response resources. <
of July celebrations traditionally present a
large fire danger to citizens. They are the
cause of a great number of fires and burn injuries
due to the misuse and mishandling of fireworks.
Nationally more than $36 million in property
is damaged each year due to fireworks. Annually,
hospitals across the nation report thousands
of cases of burn injuries caused by fireworks.
Those numbers only reflect the injuries reported
to hospital emergency rooms. Because many injuries
go untreated in hospitals, experts believe the
total number of firework related injuries may
be far more. Most firework burn injuries involve
children and are usually burns to the hands
and eyes causing vision impairment and disfiguring
scars. The Fire Department encourages everyone
to follow all directions on Safe and Sane fireworks,
and to take all proper safety precautions. <
Safety Information: (Fireworks Not Legal or
Allowed in Brisbane or Daly City!)
- Use only legal fireworks approved by the California
State Fire Marshal.
- Inspect all fireworks. Never use damaged or
- Never give fireworks to a small child.
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
- Light only one item at a time.
- Keep spectators at least 10 feet away.
- Drop any “dud” fireworks into a pail of water.
Safety: (Fireworks Not Legal or Allowed in Brisbane
or Daly City!)
- Use fireworks in a clear area at least 20
feet away from a house, wood fence or brush.
- Light fireworks in a large safe area of dirt,
pavement or gravel at least 10 feet square in
- Have a pail of water ready to place used or
malfunctioning fireworks in.
- Do not point fireworks at anyone.
- If someone is injured or a fire is started,
call 9-1-1 immediately. <