As we approach the Fourth of July, it is tempting use fireworks. If you hadn’t heard, all forms of fireworks are prohibited in Piedmont. An average of seven people are killed in firework-related accidents every year in California — don’t let this terrible tragedy happen in your neighborhood.
The Piedmont Fire and Police Departments wish to reiterate that ALL fireworks are illegal in the City of Piedmont. “Safe and Sane” are also prohibited and pose a dangerous fire hazard.
Modifying or launching fireworks into the air can be enforced as misdemeanors or even felonies. Those caught with fireworks can be fined from $1,000 to $10,000 and in certain cases, face imprisonment.
You can help keep our community safe by:
- Not using any type of fireworks
- Calling the police to report use of fireworks by others
- Reducing fuel sources – keep grass and vegetation maintained at your home
Piedmont Police and Fire Departments will have officers working on the 4th of July, dedicated to enforcement. Please report illegal fireworks by calling (510) 420-3000. All residents are encouraged to surrender fireworks. If you have fireworks, please come to the fire station and turn them in to the firefighters. You will be reprieved from citation for fireworks surrendered at the fire station.
There are free fireworks displays at both the Berkeley Marina and the San Francisco Wharf on July 4th at 9:00pm!