For Immediate Release
June 25, 2013
Media Relations Unit
Denver Police Department
1331 Cherokee Street, Room 402Denver, CO 80204-2720Phone: 720-913-6028Fax: 720-913-7029
Denver Police and Denver Firefighters Warn About IllegalFireworks
On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., the Denver Police Department in conjunctionwith the Denver Fire Department will host
a joint press conference “
Don’t Cross The Line
” to kick
-off the fireworks public awareness campaign. A Photo opportunity will beprovided with a visual demonstration. The press conference and demonstration will be heldat the Denver Fire Academy, Building F/Fire Academy Drill Ground, at 5440 Roslyn Street,Denver, CO 80216.
Don’t Cross The Line 2013
” is a public awareness campaign addressing the efforts to
enforce the illegal use of fireworks within the City and County of Denver, Consumers maypurchase fireworks legally within certain jurisdictions; however, the possession,manufacture, storage, sale, handling and/or use of fireworks is prohibited in the City andCounty of Denver. Firework enforcement teams comprised of Police Officers andFirefighters will begin enforcement June 28, 2013 and will end Friday, July 5, 2013. Theenforcement teams, in addition to on-duty police officers, will issue citations for violations.Violators can incur fines up to $999.00 or 6 months in jail. The public is encouraged toenjoy fireworks at the appropriate venue of the numerous free public displays conductedprofessionally.
The Law: Under the International Fire Code, Section #33, (
Adopted by the City & County of Denver)
“possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks areprohibited”
“No person shall construct, a retail display, nor offer for sale…explosivematerials, or fireworks”
“Any composition or device f
or the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for
entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration or detonation…, 1.4G Fireworks,
formerly known as Class C, or 1.3G Fireworks, formerly known as Class B-SpecialFireworks.
If you have to ligh
t or ignite, it’s illegal!!!