Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2009

Play It Safe on the 4th

 Even sparklers and “safe and sane” fireworks can reach 1,000° Fahrenheit, with the potential for serious burns and property damage. Combine that with Southern California’s dry summer climate and Pasadena’s brushy hillsides, and it’s a recipe for disaster this Independence Day.

That’s why the Pasadena Municipal Code outlaws the possession, sale, use or discharge of any kind of fireworks inside the city limits. Police and fire crews and a cadre of volunteers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend to confiscate fireworks and watch for suspicious activity, fire hazards or signs of fire. Offenders will be subject to citation or arrest and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The best and safest way to celebrate the holiday is by watching the Americafest professional fireworks extravaganza at the Rose Bowl Stadium with family and friends. Find tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

To prevent any flare-ups, the Fire Department will apply a fire retardant called Phos-Chek to brush areas surrounding the stadium. The main ingredients are phosphates and fertilizers to help re-vegetate the trees and grassland.

For more information call Pasadena Fire Department at 744-7276 or Pasadena Police Department at 744-4501

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