By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Residents can surrender illegal or safe & sane fireworks; no questions asked, and no law enforcement involved. These events are open to all San Bernardino County residents. You drive up, fire personnel remove the fireworks from your vehicle, and you drive away.
When & Where:
April 13, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 221, 200 E. 3rd St, San Bernardino
April 13, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 71, 16980 Arrow Blvd, Fontana
April 14, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 305, 8331 Caliente Rd, Hesperia
April 15, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 91, 301 Hwy 173, Lake Arrowhead
April 15, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 36, 6715 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
April 17, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 305, 8331 Caliente Rd, Hesperia
April 17, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 91, 301 Hwy 173, Lake Arrowhead
April 24, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm, Fire Station 36, 6715 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree
These events provide San Bernardino County residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of fireworks while also avoiding the risk of fines or enforcement action. The dangers associated with the usage of illegal fireworks is enormous, as recently seen in the City of Ontario, where two lives were lost and over $3 million in damage to homes in the neighborhood.
What else can I do?
Does your neighbor sell or use illegal fireworks? Are you concerned about the risks and danger to your property? The new Illegal Firework Reporting System offers a mechanism for the public to report the use and sales of illegal fireworks. Once a complaint has been filed, local law enforcement will be notified for follow-up and investigation. All reports go into a database that will assist fire and law enforcement agencies in targeting the problem areas throughout the county, thus focusing our patrol and interdiction resources to those specific areas. To file a report, visit www.sbcfire.org/SafetyTips/Fireworks.aspx. It only takes a few minutes and you can remain anonymous.
San Bernardino County Fire reminds residents that possession and use of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane”, are against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the likely event a fire or injury occurs due to the unsafe or illegal use of fireworks, the responsible persons may face criminal charges and be held liable for damages. Property owners may also be cited if they allow fireworks to be possessed, stored, or used on their property.
Residents are encouraged to safely turn in illegal and dangerous fireworks for proper disposal for their safety and the safety of their loved ones.