Fireworks Safety Tips

Updated June 09, 2021
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Only Safe and Sane fireworks are legal in the City of Roseville. The legal time of sale for these fireworks at designated booths begins at 12:00 noon through 10:00 p.m. on June 28. Then legal to sell June 29 through July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. The legal time period for discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks is from 12:00 p.m. on June 28 through 11:59 p.m. on July 4. 

Only fireworks registered with the California State Fire Marshal's Office as Safe and Sane are approved for use within the State of California. Fireworks may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Remember, any firework that flies in the air, darts across the ground or explodes is considered illegal in California. If it doesn't have the California State Fire Marshal's seal on the packaging, it's illegal. Roseville Fire inspects and permits firework booths throughout the City of Roseville to ensure that all stands are in compliance with state and local laws.

If you choose to use Safe and Sane Fireworks, below are some tips for staying safe: 
• Safe and Sane Fireworks must have the State Fire Marshal's seal, and can only be purchased at licensed fireworks stands. 
• 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. 
• Use common sense and keep a safe distance. 
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person. 
• Never experiment with fireworks. 
• Have a bucket of water and a garden hose handy. 
• Never attempt to re-light or "fix" malfunctioning fireworks. 
• Do not wear loose-fitting clothing. 
• Never carry fireworks in your pockets. 
• Fireworks are not toys. 
• Parents could be held liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks. 

To dispose of used fireworks, completely submerge fireworks in a bucket of water and allow them to soak at least overnight, preferably for 24 hours. Once they have had a chance to soak, drain any excess water and place your fireworks into a sealable plastic bag to maintain moisture. Once you have followed these safety tips, you can safely toss them in your outside garbage can for disposal. 

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