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Fremont CA Fire Department
Tuesday June 29th, 2021 :: 12:22 p.m. PDT


All Fireworks are Banned in Fremont; Fines up to $50,000

We would like to remind residents that ALL fireworks are banned in the City of Fremont. Fremont’s public safety departments would like to remind Fremont residents, businesses, and visitors 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 fires, and structure fires caused by fireworks in the city of Fremont.
Fire and Police resources will be on patrol in Fremont during the peak times of concern to maintain an active vigilance against wildland fires along our hillside and fireworks use. In California, possession of illegal fireworks is considered a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine, 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 and/or imprisonment in a state prison or county jail. Penalties for the possession and/or use of illegal fireworks range from $1,000 to $50,000. Parents may be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by their children’s use of illegal fireworks.
Fremont Police and Fire are anticipating a high call volume during the Fourth of July holiday season. We ask that community members help do their part to keep our city safe and only dial 9-1-1 during a true or potential emergency. To report non-emergency illegal firework use, call the Fremont Police Department Dispatch Center at 510-790-6800 x3. Please be prepared to provide dispatchers with details, such as the specific location, description of involved persons, and any immediate danger to areas with dry brush and vegetation susceptible to fire. All firework calls will be prioritized with other pending calls for service.

On July 3 and July 4, community members are encouraged to report illegal firework activities via the Fremont App. Additional police resources will be monitoring and relaying information to field personnel. Complaints with specific details such as an address, and description of those involved will receive higher priority. For details on how to download the app, please visit:
Please be very alert during the Fourth of July holiday season and throughout the summer months with all outdoor activities, and when in or around dry vegetation. The combination of dry grass, low relative humidity, warm temperatures, and strong winds can quickly contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Fremont CA Fire Department
3300 Capitol Ave
Fremont, CA 94538

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-494-4200

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