Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Dallas Police Department will be keeping an eye out for fireworks-related activities on the 4th of July holiday weekend. Last year, the partnership resulted in the confiscation of nearly 900 pounds. of fireworks and the issuance of 11 citations.
Considering several professional fireworks shows, which were canceled in 2020, will actually be taking place this year, officials hope it will reduce the number of people buying fireworks and using them illegally within urban limits. However, with these measures in place, they hope to curb whatever the temptation is still there and make it a safe holiday weekend for everyone to enjoy.
On July 3 and 4, teams of two DFR fire prevention officers and a DPD officer will be assigned to each police subdivision to monitor the use of illegal fireworks and respond to complaints received in expeditions; which will be staffed with a Fire Prevention Officer for routing of these calls.
Other Fire Prevention Officers and Inspectors will be employed in a secret location for consumption, pressing and storage of confiscated fireworks.
On the Fire Operations side, the DFR Emergency Response Office will deploy two wild boomers, on July 3 and 4 to patrol high-risk areas of the city, from noon to 2:00 am
In addition, Navy 1 will be put into service, on July 3, 4 and 5 to provide safety for those on the water at Lake Ray Hubbard. These active measures are intended to help reduce the reflex time required to find resources aside from grass fires and water rescue calls respectively during the holiday weekend.
Remember: Fireworks are illegal in Dallas and fined up to $ 2,000.
DFR wants to remind everyone that fireworks are illegal in the city of Dallas, and up to 5,000 feet outside the city limits. Anyone in possession or use of fireworks, will have their fireworks confiscated and will be issued a citation.