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Tiburon California - Fourth of July Reminder No Fireworks in Marin 29 June 2022 ( news )
Tiburon , state California ( By Press Release office)
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MARIN COUNTY PRESS RELEASE
San Rafael , CA
– One gently floating ember from a cookout or a firecracker could ignite widespread tragedy in Marin County’s parched landscape . The
Marin County Fire Department
is urging all residents and visitors to remember that fireworks are illegal in the county , not just on the upcoming Fourth of July weekend but at all times .
Revelers might be tempted to bring fireworks into Marin and commence with risky activities , often fueled by alcohol consumption . It’s a serious no - no , so locals are asked to spread the word about resisting the temptation . Many locals know that and adhere to the law , but holiday visitors from other counties and other states might not know .
The fireworks ordinance will be enforced to reduce fire risk , protect natural resources and – most importantly – to preserve personal safety . The
Marin County Sheriff’s Office
plans to have extra deputies on duty for enforcement over the holiday .
“It won’t take much to trigger an historic - level disaster , ” said Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber . “The dry conditions are highly dangerous , especially when it’s windy . You can still have a good time without letting your guard down . Public safety and protecting property have to be high on your priority list . ”
Folks who would like to see legal fireworks are encouraged to attend the Marin County Fair , which offers a professionally handled fireworks display each night from June 30 through July 4 in San Rafael . The fair receives a permit from the City of San Rafael to conduct the nightly show .
Marin County Fire , the Sheriff’s Office , and rangers from
Marin County Parks
are joining first responders from local agencies to prepare for a summer coming - out party . All illegal activities and behavior issues witnessed by Marin County Parks rangers will be reported to law enforcement or fire agencies , and enforcement will take place whether or not an incident takes place on private property or at a County government property . A misdemeanor offense of using or possessing fireworks in Marin could cost an offender $410 – that’s $100 for the base fine plus $310 in penalty assessments and surcharges .
Even if temperatures are not high , beaches and pools are expected to be popular gathering spots during the holiday weekend . It could include shoreline excursions or poolside celebrations at which lapses in water safety . Parents need to make sure kids are water safe around all bodies of water , from the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco Bay to wading pools . Adults need to avoid distractions as they keep an eye on youngsters , including an overindulgence in alcoholic beverages . Drowning continues to be a leading cause of injury and death for children ages 1 - 4 . Wearing life jackets and having other floatation devices handy is a must .
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