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Fire Department reports on busy fireworks patrols

Posted Aug. 15, 2019

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It is illegal to sell, use or possess fireworks in Fort Worth city limits.

First responders handled more than 2,800 calls for service related to illegal fireworks use during a five-day period in July.

The Fire Department operated fireworks patrols July 3-6. The patrol was a collaborative enforcement effort that included the Fire Department Arson & Bomb Unit, Emergency Management Office, Fire Communications Office, Community Risk Reduction and the Bureau of Fire Prevention.

The enforcement objective of the fireworks detail was to support the Police Department in confiscating fireworks and issuing citations for violations of the city ordinance that prohibits the sale, use and possession of fireworks in city limits.

Fire crews handled 2,836 calls for service this year compared to 2,798 in 2018.

The fireworks detail issued one citation during the detail and confiscated five pounds of fireworks. Officer safety concerns limited the number of citations issued and the amount of fireworks confiscated.

The Arson Unit assisted with multiple fire investigation, injuries, assaults and resident complaints.

Cost to deploy Fire Department personnel during the fireworks sweep is estimated at more than $44,000.

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