By Staff Reports
(Hesperia)– The City would like to remind residents and community members that the use of fireworks is illegal in all areas of Hesperia. Fire and law enforcement officials routinely confiscate fireworks and cite offenders with fines ranging up to $5,000.00.
Did you know that in 2005 emergency rooms reported almost 11, 000 injuries related to fireworks? Most of these were burns and eye injuries, and more than 40% occurred in children younger than 15. Injuries related to fireworks have continued to rise since 2002. In the past 10 years 182 deaths have been linked to fireworks and related incidents. On Independence Day in a typical year, more fires are reported in theU.S. than on any other day. The best thing you can do to protect your family is not to use any fireworks at home. Also, think about your pet. Animals have sensitive ears & can be extremely frightened & stressed. Keep your pet indoors to reduce the risk that the pet will run loose or get injured.
Those wishing to experience a fireworks display as part of summer time events or gatherings, including the Fourth of July, may do so at professional fireworks displays presented throughout our Victor Valley community as well as during the annual Hesperia Days event in September.