As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the City of Murrieta is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. With fireworks being illegal in Murrieta and Riverside County, we are taking comprehensive measures to address this issue and provide resources for our residents to report any illegal activities.
Joint Efforts for Fireworks Control
Murrieta Fire & Rescue and the Murrieta Police Department are collaborating to tackle the issue of illegal fireworks. To enhance safety measures, the City of Murrieta will deploy additional units from Murrieta Police Department and Murrieta Fire & Rescue for increased patrols solely focused on fireworks-related incidents. These dedicated efforts aim to protect our community from potential risks and hazards associated with fireworks misuse.
Strict Enforcement and Penalties
The City of Murrieta would like to remind everyone that fireworks, including all types and sizes, are strictly prohibited within our jurisdiction. Our law enforcement agencies will enforce these regulations, and fireworks found will be confiscated. Those caught with illegal fireworks may face citations of up to $50,000 as a consequence of their actions. We urge community members to comply with the law and prioritize their safety and the safety of their neighbors.
Online Firework Reporting Portal
To ensure the prompt reporting of fireworks incidents and reduce the strain on our emergency dispatch center, we have launched an online firework reporting portal. If you witness fireworks being used in violation of the law, we encourage you to promptly report them through our convenient online system at www.MurrietaCA.gov/Fireworks. By utilizing this portal, community members can play an active role in maintaining public safety and supporting our efforts to control illegal fireworks.
Pet Safety During Fireworks
The City of Murrieta understands that fireworks can be distressing for pets, particularly dogs. To help pet owners ensure their furry friends' well-being, we recommend the following tips:
1. Make sure your dog's microchip information and tags are up-to-date.
2. Designate a safe space in your home away from doors and windows, equipped with their favorite bed, blankets, and toys.
3. Provide plenty of exercise during the day to help them release energy.
4. If possible, stay home during firework shows to provide comfort and reassurance.
5. Create a calming environment by using music, television, or a sound machine to muffle the loud noise.
6. Engage your pets with enrichment activities like puzzles and chews to keep their minds occupied.
As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, we urge everyone to prioritize safety, be mindful of the severe risk of wildfires, and consider the well-being of our veterans, neighbors, and pets. Let's make this Fourth of July a memorable and safe occasion for all members of our community.
For more information and updates, visit www.MurrietaCA.gov/Fireworks.