Celebrate Safe: Illegal Fireworks

Illegal Fireworks

Possession of just one illegal firework is a misdemeanor and punishable by fine or imprisonment.

How can you tell if a firework is illegal?

Look for identifiers. Illegal fireworks include those described as cherry bombs, bottle rockets, mortars, aerial shells, M-80's and firecrackers. Illegal fireworks can also easily be identified by the lack of a seal of approval from the California State Fire Marshal. If the firework can leave the ground or explode in the air, it is illegal.

How does a legal firework become illegal?

Any Safe and Sane firework that is altered or changed in any way can be considered illegal. Purchased fireworks from stands in Merced support organizations who support the community. These types of fireworks are legal and can be used in your Merced neighborhood starting June 28th, 2018 at 12:00pm and ending July 6th, 2018 at 12:00pm.

Be a good neighbor - don't use illegal fireworks

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