City kicks off zero tolerance on fireworks campaign

The City of Fairfield is kicking off its zero-tolerance policy for fireworks use, focusing on possible injury or death resulting from using fireworks. The explosive message opens with the words “Only Dummies do Fireworks!” and shows how dangerous fireworks are by demonstrating with test dummies, while urging residents to celebrate the holiday safely. 

The recreational or civilian use of fireworks can result in personal injury, death, emergency room visits, and extensive property damage. On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day around the July 4 holiday for firework-related injuries; 44% of those injuries are burns. Sparklers burn at 2000 degrees, which is hot enough to melt metal, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Police and Fire Departments’ staffing will be increased in the days surrounding the July 4 holiday. A dedicated team of proactive officers will be on duty to respond to calls related to fireworks and disturbances. Citations may be given to any citizen found using, making, selling, or buying fireworks.

To report the use of illegal fireworks or other neighborhood disturbances, please contact the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300, or call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency or active crime. 

The City wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July! And remember, Only Dummies do Fireworks!  VIDEO