MEDIA ADVISORY 07/05/2016

//MEDIA ADVISORY 07/05/2016

#MediaAdvisory; 11:42AM; Citywide – City of Los Angeles; During a 24 hour period (midnight to midnight) on July 4th, 2016, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to approximately 36 fireworks related incidents, at least 6 of those incidents included various injuries to extremities, eyes, and burns. Since midnight July 4th, 2016, until this morning (8 AM), July 5th, 2016, the LAFD has responded to an additional approximate half dozen fireworks related incidents. The 2016 quantity of fireworks related incidents within the LAFD’s 470 square-mile jurisdiction are on par with previous years. The Los Angeles Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, even the so-called ‘safe and sane’ variety remain illegal in the City of Los Angeles. Those who use, possess or transport any type of firework in Los Angeles may be subject to criminal prosecution – or worse yet, painful and debilitating injury. Confiscation and citations regarding fireworks are handled by our friends at LAPD ; Erik Scott

2016-07-08T17:48:01+00:00