Concerned residents in San Bernardino County continue to
report the use of dangerous and illegal fireworks in many jurisdictions. While San Bernardino
County Fire officials follow up on these reports, the lack of evidence of
reported violations often hinder investigations. In order to issue citations or
make arrests, County Fire officials must have definitive proof of suspects
engaged in illegal activity. This criminal act carries a fine of $1,250 for the first offense with the
possibility of arrest.
aid investigations into these dangerous activities, the San Bernardino County
Fire Office of the Fire Marshal has created a new tool called The Illegal
Fireworks Reporter to report any use or sale of illegal
fireworks in San Bernardino County.
may make an anonymous report by accessing this platform through a QR code
distributed throughout San Bernardino County, as well as through links on SBCFire.org
the help of concerned residents, fire investigators and law enforcement will be
able to respond and conduct investigations that will increase community safety
and reduce the risk of damage or serious injury in San Bernardino County
“The Office of the
Fire Marshal takes the illegal use or sale of illegal fireworks very
seriously,” stated Fire Marshal Mike Horton. “The Illegal Fireworks Reporter
tool will allow us to partner with our residents more effectively to reduce
these dangerous activities. I’m very proud of the men and women at the Office
of the Fire Marshal who continue to find innovative solutions to keep our
make an anonymous report, residents may visit: https://bit.ly/SBCoReportFireworks
sure to include the date, time, and specific location of the alleged
photos and videos of incidents will aid in the investigation of alleged
violations. Photos and videos may be included in the submission of each report.
continues to be a one of the most effective tools in community risk reduction.
San Bernardino County Fire thanks each resident for doing their part
to keep our county safe.