The Culver City Police and Fire Departments would like to remind residents and visitors that the sale and possession of all fireworks is illegal in Culver City, including “safe and sane” fireworks. All violators may be subject to fines and arrest if caught displaying or in possession of fireworks in Culver City.
It is important to recognize the potential dangers of using and handling fireworks. Here are some facts from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually.
Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July 4.
Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities: hand, finger, or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head.
Children ages 10 – 14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36% of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15).
Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
The risk of injury, especially to children and young adults, is of great concern to the Police and Fire Departments. Please be safe and remember that all fireworks are illegal in Culver City.
If you have questions, please call (310) 253-6208.