If you have started planning your activities for the Fourth of July holiday, Fullerton's firefighters have a big reminder they would like you to place at the head of your itinerary:
The sale, use or possession of fireworks, even the so-called “safe and sane” variety, is prohibited in the City of Fullerton.
The decision to ban fireworks was made when Fullerton residents voted in 1990 to outlaw fireworks sales and use in the city.
All illegal fireworks found in the city will be confiscated, said Fire Marshal Julie Kunze, and persons found using or possessing fireworks can expect legal action. She added this warning also applies to fireworks purchased elsewhere and brought into Fullerton.
As an alternative to fireworks, Fullerton's firefighters suggest citizens attend Fullerton's Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival on Sunday, July 4.
The festival will be held from 5-9:30 p.m. at the Fullerton High School Stadium, located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Berkeley Avenue and Lemon Street.
Games and food booths sponsored as fund-raisers by non-profit Fullerton organizations will mark the event, which will be topped off by an aerial fireworks display set to music by Pyrospectaculars of Rialto at 9 p.m.
Other activities lined up for the evening includes pony rides, jugglers, stilt-walkers, balloon artists, bounce houses, face painting, a unicyclist and more.
A nominal fee will be charged for the children’s rides.
Free parking for the fireworks festival will be available at the Plummer Parking Structure, located at the southwest corner of Lemon and Chapman Avenue; the Wilshire Parking Structure, located on Wilshire Avenue, one block east of Harbor Boulevard; and the North Orange County Municipal Court, 1275 N. Berkeley, west of Harbor.
Further information about the fireworks prohibition or year-round fire safety may be obtained by calling the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fullerton Fire Department at (714) 738-6500.
Further information about the Community Fireworks Show and Festival may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545.