(Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police will again offer residents and businesses a fireworks complaint line in anticipation of the Independence Day holiday. The number, 720.898.6919, will be in service and monitored regularly throughout the day from July 1 through July 6.
“Fireworks are illegal within City limits,” said Commander Kathy Foos. “However, each year we have residents who ignite them despite the ban and the extreme dryness that Colorado has been experiencing the last few years.”
“We have enacted a policy of ‘zero tolerance’ meaning if you are caught with fireworks, you will receive a ticket.”
Officers will take appropriate enforcement action for violations of both Arvada City Code (Use or possession of Fireworks and Criminal Mischief less than $1000) and/or the Colorado Revised Statutes (Arson, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Mischief Greater than $1000 and Intentionally Setting Wildfire).
The fireworks hotline has been used the last several years in an effort to keep 9-1-1 from being inundated with fireworks complaints and not allowing for other emergency calls. While 9-1-1 is still appropriate for emergency calls related to fireworks such as a fire or injuries, routine complaints will be transferred to the hotline.
“We want everyone to enjoy the Independence Day holiday without risking other persons or property by using illegal fireworks,” said Foos. “That would indeed be worth celebrating.”
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