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Posted on: June 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] The Cedar Hill Fire Department July 4th Fireworks Public Safety Announcement

Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.

Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. With many professional firework shows being canceled this year, it is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year

The Cedar Hill Fire Department and the Cedar Hill Police Department will be out enforcing the City’s fireworks ordinance. The current City Ordinance prohibits the possession and use of fireworks in and about the City limits. 

Any  violation of the City of Cedar Hill’s City Ordinance carries a fine of $2,000.00 per occurrence.  

Please see the fire safety link below from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) :

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Fireworks

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/FireworksSafetyTips.pdf

For fireworks reports, call the non-emergency dispatch 972-223-6111.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of Celebration!

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