Think Safety First for the 4th of July

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To:      All News Outlets

From:  Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer

Date:   June 25, 2013

RE:      Think Safety First for the 4th of July


As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to think safety first while enjoying your holiday activities throughout Mono County.

As a reminder, pursuant to Mono County Code Section 10.18, the use or discharge of fireworks, including safe and sane fireworks, are prohibited, except for in designated areas within the county. If you are using fireworks of any kind in a designated area, please remember to read and follow all instructions, have water and a fire extinguisher readily available, and always supervise children. Mono County Sheriff Deputies will issue tickets and/or confiscate fireworks being used outside the designated areas.

As you enjoy your campouts and family BBQ’s, please remember with the extremely dry conditions, to use extreme caution with your campfires and grills. Only light fires and grills in designated areas, never leave a fire or grill burning unattended, and always have plenty of water and a fire extinguisher available.

The Fourth of July holiday is a time to celebrate! As you enjoy your celebrations and parties, please remember to have a designated driver. Keep the many travelers of the Mono County roadways safe – please do not drink and drive.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a very fun and safe Fourth of July holiday!