With Fourth of July holiday festivities on the immediate horizon, Portland Fire & Rescue has announced that beginning this year, they will be partnering with Portland Police Bureau in an active illegal fireworks confiscation and citation program.
They have distributed a flyer with additional safety information, and there is also a video available online.
Read on for some excerpts from PF&R press release.
“Using illegal fireworks in the City of Portland will get you a ticket.
In an effort to reduce fireworks related fires and injuries, the Portland Fire and Portland Police will be patrolling the streets of Portland this season on the lookout for the use of illegal fireworks.
If you are caught using or are in possession of illegal fireworks in City of Portland, you will be cited and fined. The first offense is a fine of $100 and confiscation of the illegal fireworks, the second offense will be $200 and confiscation, and if you are caught a third time, the fine will be $400 and confiscation of the illegal fireworks.
Remember, illegal fireworks are defined as ‘any fireworks that explode, flies into the air, or behaves in an uncontrolled manner.'”
[A list with illustrations of legal vs. illegal fireworks is included in the attached flyer.]