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El Cerrito Police Department
Wednesday June 29th, 2022 :: 03:55 p.m. PDT


Fireworks are Dangerous and Illegal

Fire and law enforcement leaders remind residents and visitors that all fireworks, regardless of type or labeling, are illegal everywhere in Contra Costa County.  There are no “Safe & Sane” fireworks, regardless of labeling, they are all dangerous and uncontrollable. Additionally, the potential for serious injury posed by these illegal devices and the risk of causing catastrophic wildfires during this time of extremely high fire danger is great.

This year, the El Cerrito Police Department is partnering with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department and the Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole and Hercules Police Departments to make an impact on illegal fireworks. Officers from these agencies will be out doing directed patrols to identify the individuals and locations responsible for setting off these hazardous fireworks. You can do your part, too! If you know who or where fireworks are coming from, call the non-emergency police dispatch line at (510) 237-3233 to report it. 


El Cerrito Police Department
10900 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-237-3233

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