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June 28, 2011 > All Fireworks are banned in Fremont

All Fireworks are banned in Fremont

Submitted By Fremont PD

Please remember that the sale, possession, and use of all fireworks are banned within the City of Fremont. This ban includes the "safe and sane" variety of fireworks that are legal in some other cities. The ban, in effect since December 1986, has helped reduce the number of injuries, wildland and structure fires caused by fireworks.

Safely Dispose of Fireworks

Need to dispose of your fireworks? Deliver them to any Fremont Fire Station between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. any day of the week. Please do not leave fireworks if personnel are not present to accept them.

Safety Patrols and Enforcement

Fire and Police resources will be on patrol in Fremont during the peak times of concern to maintain an active vigilance against fireworks use.

In California possession of illegal fireworks is considered a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1000 or by imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year. If you are found to be in possession of a sufficient amount of illegal fireworks, you may be guilty of a felony and punished by a fine up to $5000 and/or imprisonment in a state prison or county jail. Parents may be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by their children's use of illegal fireworks. Please report any illegal fireworks to the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800, option 3.

Please be extremely careful during the Fourth of July holiday season and throughout the summer months with all outdoor activities. The abundance of dry grass and brush in the area has created an extremely dangerous fire condition.

Remember the Fremont 4th of July Parade

Taking place in its new Downtown location, this year's parade will feature more than 80 community entries. The parade will begin at the intersection of State Street and Capitol Ave at 10 a.m. on July 4th. It will proceed toward Paseo Padre Parkway, south to Walnut Ave and then west to California where it will end at the intersection of California and Beacon. The parade is organized by the non-profit organization, Fremont 4th of July Parade, and is 100% funded by community donations. The review stage will be located in front of the City Hall buildings on Capitol Ave.

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