Have A Happy and Safe Forth of July!
City of Ione Fire Department Fireworks Safety
EXTREME FIRE DANGER WITH DRY LAWNS AND GRASSES
REPORT ANY UNSAFE USE OF FIREWORKS BY CALLING 9-1-1
The City of Ione has a “No questions asked” policy for anyone who turns in illegal fireworks. If you see someone using illegal fireworks call 9-1-1 and report the incident and location of where and who is using them. Severe injuries or death are caused each year by the use of illegal fireworks or misuse of safe and sane fireworks. Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks. The City of Ione Fire Department recommends the following tips for Safe and Sane Fireworks usage:
*All legal fireworks in California are called Safe and Sane Fireworks, and shall remain on the ground, they shall not be thrown or placed in an elevated position or altered in anyway.
*All Safe and Sane Fireworks must bear the California State Fire Marshal's seal.
* An adult over the age of 18 years must be present when Safe and Sane fireworks are being used by children. *Safe and Sane Fireworks may be sold only from June 28 to 12:00pm July 5. *Fireworks may only be used on the 4th of July in the City of Ione
*Always have a bucket of water to dispose of fireworks - don’t place them in the garbage until the next day, and assure they are soaked with water. *Always have a hose connected to water available in case of fire.
*It is illegal to sell, give or deliver dangerous fireworks to anyone less than 18 years of age.
*It is illegal to point or throw a dangerous firework into a crowd or at people. *The sale or transfer of Safe and Sane Fireworks may only occur at a fixed place of business which is licensed and permitted to sell Safe and Sane Fireworks.
*If fireworks explode or leave the ground, it is illegal in California. *Do not use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials, stay in the driveway or street area with our drought issues stay away from dry lawn areas.
*Do not use fireworks while under a canopy, covered balcony, covered patio or under a tree or bushes.
*Never attempt to relight or "fix" fireworks.
*Failure to comply may result in confiscation, citation and prosecution.