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Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Information

CAL FIRE is warning the public of the state's zero tolerance regarding the use or sale of illegal fireworks.

CAL FIRE is working closely with local law enforcement and firefighting agencies to seize illegal fireworks and prosecute those found in possession of them.

Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and other miscellaneous types that explode, go up in the air, or move about the ground in an uncontrollable fashion. Those convicted could be fined up to $50,000 and sent to prison or jail for up to one year.

In 286 communities in the state, "safe and sane" fireworks are permitted. However, State fire officials want to remind those who choose to purchase legal fireworks this year to make sure they purchase only those with the "Safe and Sane" State Fire Marshal seal they are only used in the community where they are purchased. It is illegal to sell, transport, posses, or use any fireworks in areas where they are not allowed. Even "Safe
and Sane" fireworks can be dangerous if used unsafe.
Always read directions.

Always have an adult present.

Use fireworks outdoors only.

Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.

Light one at a time. Keep a safe distance.

Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

Never experiment with fireworks.

Have a bucket of water and a hose handy.

Never attempt to re-light or "fix" fireworks.

Do not wear loose fitting clothing.

Never carry fireworks in your pockets.

Fireworks are not toys.

Use only State Fire Marshal approved fireworks........

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Defensible Space Days

This past week CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority kicked off Defensible Space Days to remind the public the importance of having that safety zone around your home. County Supervisors Jacob and Slate-Price joined Ray Fernandez Chief Administrative Officer of the County's Public Safety Group, CAL FIRE /San Diego County Fire Authority Chief Howard Windsor and Ron Lane Director of Office of Emergency Services in stressing the importance of  having defensible space. Fire department personnel were out in force to pass out informative fliers and answer any questions. Please remember that this was not just this past week and all of us need to be prepared, if you need any information or have any questions please contact your local fire department.