Enjoy this 4th of July SAFELY – Fireworks Safety for SLO County

Enjoy this 4th of July SAFELY – Fireworks Safety for SLO County

Enjoy this 4th of July SAFELY!

Information/Links compiled from Cal Fire SLO, Five Cities Fire Authority, Templeton Community Services District, San Miguel Firefighters Association.

Quick Reminders:

  • Avoid any activity that could spark an unwanted fire or injury.

  • All fireworks have the potential to cause a wildfire even California approved safe and sane fireworks like sparklers, fountains and smoke bombs can cause an ignition.

  • It’s illegal to sell, possess or use fireworks, even “safe and sane” ones, anywhere in San Luis Obispo County except for the cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach and within the community services districts of Templeton, San Miguel and Oceano.

  • Fireworks also are prohibited at all local state parks and beaches

Local Rules for Discharge, SAFE AND SANE ONLY:

Some Dos and Don’ts from Cal Fire:

California has zero tolerance for the sale and use of illegal fireworks. Illegal fireworks include:

  • Sky rockets

  • Bottle rockets

  • Roman candles

  • Aerial shells

  • Firecrackers

  • Other fireworks that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner

Fireworks Safety Tips:

  • Use only State Fire Marshal approved fireworks
  • Local ordinances should be verified before purchasing and/or using fireworks
  • Always read directions
  • Always have an adult present
  • Only use fireworks outdoors
  • Never use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials
  • Light one firework at a time
  • Have a bucket of water and a hose nearby

Fireworks Injury Prevention Safety Tips:

  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse
  • Back up several feet immediately after lighting fireworks
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Never experiment with fireworks
  • Never attempt to re-light or “fix” fireworks
  • Do not wear loose fitting clothing while lighting fireworks
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets
  • Fireworks are not toys