Summer of Safety: Dallas Fire Officials to Monitor 4th of July Fireworks Activities
Dallas Fire-Rescue will lead efforts to monitor fireworks related activities over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Fire Inspectors will respond to complaints of illegal fireworks at White Rock Lake, Mountain Creek Lake, Samuell Grand and Trinity Levee/ Bridge.
On July 3rd and 4th, Dallas Police Officers will join Fire Inspectors in patrolling neighborhoods for illegal fireworks use and responding to complaints received through fire and police dispatch centers. Teams will be assigned throughout the city responding to calls as they are received. Last year, the efforts of both resulted in the confiscation of nearly 1,300 lbs. of fireworks and the issuance of 13 citations.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks injure thousands of people every year with the majority being children and teenagers. The risk of fireworks injury is two and a half times higher for children ages 10-14 than the general public.
FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN DALLAS
Dallas Fire-Rescue wants to remind everyone that fireworks are illegal in the City of Dallas and up to 5,000 feet outside the city limits. Anyone in possession of or using fireworks will have the fireworks confiscated and a citation will be issued. Fines can be up to $2,000.