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Sheriff’s Fourth of July 2019 Fireworks Enforcement Operation

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.

Eastvale- In response to the illegal use of fireworks, the Eastvale Police Department, in conjunction with City of Eastvale Code Enforcement, Riverside County Fire, and Riverside County Animal Control, developed response plans to educate the public and to enforce all laws related to the illegal use and possession of fireworks within the city limits. 

Beginning in June 2019, the Eastvale Police Department launched an educational campaign to curtail the use of illegal fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.  This campaign included video Public Service Announcements, Social Media Outreach, and press releases.  The goal was to decrease calls for service, injuries to the public, and property damage caused by the illegal use of fireworks.

On July 4, 2019, these agencies participated in a proactive operation to combat the illegal use of fireworks in the City of Eastvale.  This operation began on 4th of July at 17:00 PM and ended on July 5, 2019, at 2:00 AM.

  • Deputies responded to 31 calls for service related to fireworks that were received through the Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s on-line reporting site. 
  • A total of 14 citations were given to subjects in violation of the Eastvale Municipal Code which prohibits the possession and discharging of fireworks within the city limits. 
  • Approximately 100 pounds of unused fireworks were confiscated and collected by the Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team for destruction.    
Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept.

The Eastvale Police Department would like to remind everyone that fireworks are illegal in Riverside County and the City of Eastvale.  We would also like to encourage the reporting of the illegal use and possession of fireworks by calling our Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 951-800-950-2444 or through our online reporting on the Sheriff’s Department webpage.

Fireworks are Illegal in Eastvale

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Courtesy of City of Eastvale

Eastvale- Many cities and communities in or near Riverside County provide spectacular fireworks displays for their residents. The operators of these displays are licensed and have permits issued by the State Fire Marshal.

All fireworks are illegal in Riverside County – Let the experts entertain your family at one of these events throughout the southland.

ALL fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Riverside County. All fireworks are illegal because they cause serious injuries and very often, cause fires. Riverside County has very diverse terrain. The vegetation is very dry where fireworks can easily start a brush fire. Individuals who cause fires by using illegal fireworks will be held responsible for all suppression costs. These costs can run into the millions of dollars. Read more at the State Fire Marshal website.                                      

Those caught with illegal fireworks will be subject to fines, citation and/or arrest; including confiscation of all illegal fireworks. We urge you to leave the fireworks to the professionals!

The staff at the City of Eastvale News has compiled a list of Local 4th of July Fireworks Shows. Read about them below.

CORONA- 4th of July Parade, Celebration & Fireworks. A full day begins with Main Street USA parade! DETAILS: Thurs., 7/4/2019, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Parade: 9 a.m. Main Street, Corona CA, Music & Food & Fireworks: 5 p.m. -9 p.m., Fireworks: 9 p.m., Santana Park, 598 Santana Way, Corona, 92881

JURUPA VALLEY- Annual July 4th Family Fun & Fireworks. Live music, game booths, bounce houses & more. DETAILS: Wed. 7/3/2019, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks: 9 p.m., Patriot High School, 4355 Camino Real. Jurupa Valley, 92509 Fireworks: 9 p.m.

NORCO- July 4th Fest, Fireworks & SmashMouth Concert. A full day of fun at SilverLakes Sports Complex DETAILS: Thurs., 7/4/2019, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., SilverLakes Sports Complex, 5555 Hamner Ave., Norco, CA 92880

RIVERSIDE- July 4th Fireworks 2019: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. “Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery is located at the base of Mt. Rubidoux & has the best view of the fireworks on the 4th of July!” DETAILS: Thurs., 7/4/2019, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery, 4414 14th Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Chino: Crack Down On Illegal Fireworks


Chino – Throughout local area Facebook pages, a multitude of citizens have expressed concern regarding illegal fireworks, and what appears to be the blatant disregard for the law. Many want to know when that law is going to be enforced and citations issued.

It’s not just about breaking the law, or frightening our pets and young children, but in one of the worst droughts in recent history, the potential for starting a fire is extreme. House fires, wild fires, and serious injuries are a legitimate concern. A simple Sparkler can burn at temperatures up to 1800 degrees (F) and ignite clothing without a moment’s notice; firecracker-type M-80 and M-100 sticks can cause the loss of limb and life. And yet we still hear the snap, crackle and pop of danger throughout the 4th of July.

Public safety officials issued notices reminding residents that it is illegal to sell, purchase, transport, store or use fireworks in certain areas with penalties subject to fines, citations, arrests and confiscations (all with zero tolerance). While no fireworks are permitted in Riverside County or the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, some cities do have approval. In nearby Chino, yes, you can use fire marshal approved safe-and-sane fireworks. For Chino Hills, the answer is no.

In a news release from the City of Chino, it revealed that the Chino Valley Fire District, in partnership with the Chino and Chino Hills Police departments, issued 74 citations on Fri., July 4, and a total of 81 over the holiday period in the City of Chino. Offenders received a little extra sizzle in the form of either a $1,000 fine for possession or use of illegal fireworks (77 of the 81 citations), or a $500 fine for the inappropriate use of such. 56 personnel were deployed to patrol the streets, and 1,173 fireworks were confiscated. Fire personnel also responded and quickly extinguished one spot fire on the eastbound 60 freeway onramp at Central Avenue caused by a firework. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported this year. No citations were written in Chino Hills.

So, yes, laws are being enforced, and the statistics are even down a bit from last year. And with all the great 4th of July entertainment put on by cities near and far, it really is best to leave the fireworks to the professionals.





Fireworks Prohibited in Riverside County

City of Eastvale
Posted Date:6/4/2014 11:45 AM

The City of Eastvale would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to possess, discharge or sell fireworks. Residents should adhere to the “no fireworks” law throughout the City of Eastvale pursuant to Eastvale Municipal Code Sec. 8.22.030.

The illegal use of fireworks can cause serious injuries to people and significant property damage. Dry conditions, due to lack of rainfall have created further potential for fires caused by illegal fireworks.  Please leave the fireworks to the professionals!

Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend the professional fireworks display at the Annual Eastvale Picnic in the Park on Saturday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. at the new Eastvale Community Park: 12750 Citrus Street, Eastvale. Admission is FREE.

The City of Eastvale appreciates your understanding and cooperation with the no fireworks law and reminds everyone to be safe this 4th of July season!

Chino: Fireworks Spectacular

4th of JulyCity of Chino

Chino – Once again, the City of Chino will partner with Chino Girls Fastpitch to present the Chino Fireworks
Spectacular: “A Salute to Our Armed Forces,” on Saturday, June 28, from 3:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Ayala Park. During the event, the City will recognize Chino’s service men and women during a special presentation at 7:00 p.m. Event attendees will enjoy two patriotic performances by the band, “The Answer,” at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. as well as a spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. All are invited to spend the afternoon and evening at the park with family and friends. Food vendors will be open for business starting at 3:00 p.m., along with a variety of vendors. There will also be carnival rides at a minimal cost. For more information about the event, please contact 909-334-3258.