Stay Safe This Fourth Of July Holiday

Chino Valley Fire District

Chino Valley – The Chino Valley Fire District reminds residents that fireworks of any kind are prohibited in the City of Chino Hills and in the unincorporated County areas.  State Fire Marshal approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks can be used in the City of Chino, except in the area south of Pine Avenue and in the area east of Euclid Avenue between Merrill and Kimball avenues.


“Safe and Sane” fireworks do not fly or blow up and are registered with the California State Fire Marshal as a “Safe and Sane” firework.  In the City of Chino, these fireworks can only be used or possessed in residential areas from noon on July 1st through midnight July 4th, and not on school grounds, parking lots, commercial areas or parks.


The Chino Valley Fire District, Chino Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department/Chino Hills Police Department will be enforcing zero tolerance for illegal fireworks.  The penalty for using illegal fireworks is up to a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail.  Parents/guardians will be held liable for any fire suppression costs, damages or injuries caused by their children’s use of fireworks.


The Chino Valley Fire District encourages residents to enjoy the various professional fireworks shows scheduled throughout the county.  Below are some helpful tips for the use of “Safe and Sane” fireworks.


  • Always read and follow the directions
  • Have an adult supervise all fireworks activities
  • Buy from a reliable fireworks vendor
  • Ignite fireworks outside and have a water source available
  • Never experiment with fireworks, modify fireworks or try to make fireworks of your own
  • Ignite fireworks one at a time
  • Never reignite malfunctioning fireworks
  • Store unused fireworks in a cool, dry place
  • Never throw fireworks or carry them in your pocket


“Please make safety a priority while using fireworks to celebrate the July 4th Holiday” said Fire Chief Tim Shackelford.


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