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Fourth of July Safety Tips & List of Professional Fireworks Shows in LA County

Remember, Fireworks can hurt so safety first!!

Severe burns, amputations, blinding, and even deaths are often the result of 4th of July celebrations. As the holiday nears, many fires will be caused when unsupervised children use fireworks. Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks. The Fire Department recommends the following tips for Safe and Sane Fireworks use.

All legal fireworks in California are called Safe and Sane Fireworks.

  • All Safe and Sane Fireworks must bear the State Fire Marshal’s seal.
  • Have an adult present when Safe and Sane fireworks are to be used by children.
  • Always have a bucket of water to dispose of fireworks.
  • Always have a hose connected to water available in case of fire.
  • It is illegal to sell, give, or deliver dangerous fireworks to anyone under 18 years of age.
  • It is illegal to point or throw a dangerous firework into a crowd or at people.
  • The sale or transfer of Safe and Sane Fireworks may only occur at a fixed place of business which is licensed and permitted to sell Safe and Sane Fireworks.
  • If fireworks explode or leave the ground, it is illegal in California.
  • Do not use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials.
  • Do not use fireworks while under a canopy, covered balcony, covered patio or under a tree or bushes.
  • Never attempt to re-light or “fix” fireworks.
  • In many communities, the sale and use of Safe and Sane Fireworks may be prohibited. Be aware of your local laws. Failure to comply may result in confiscation, citation, and prosecution.

Please visit the Los Angeles Department page on fireworks safety here for more information: https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/safety-messages/fireworks-safety/

For a list of locations with professional fireworks shows in Los Angeles County on the 4th of July, please visit: https://www.lafd.org/news/celebrate-safely-public-fireworks-show-los-angeles

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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