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June 26, 2012 Illegal Fireworks Enforcement
 
The Coral Springs Police Department will be adding additional officers to address illegal fireworks in the City of Coral Springs.
 
The personal use of illegal fireworks in our neighborhoods has prompted the Coral Springs Police Department to take a firm stance. In addition to road patrol officers, officers from specialized units will be patrolling the neighborhoods on July 4th confiscating illegal fireworks. Illegal fireworks are any fireworks that explode or fly in the air. Anyone caught possessing illegal fireworks will have them confiscated on the first offense and cited on the second offense.
 
As for legal fireworks, please follow these safety tips:
 
  • Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass
  • Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby
  • Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks
  • If fireworks do not go off, do not stand over them
  • Supervise children around fireworks at all times
 
Last year alone, fireworks caused four brush fires and injured one person in the City of Coral Springs. Police recommend attending a professional fireworks display. The City of Coral Springs will be having a fireworks display on July 4th at Mullins Park, located at 10000 NW 29 Street starting at 9:00 p.m.
Posted:6/26/2012
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