NISD: Celebrate Independence Day safely and legally, but leave fireworks to the pros
The Fort Worth Fire Department reminds residents and visitors that the private use of fireworks is not only dangerous, but also illegal inside the city limits.
The sale, discharge or possession of fireworks in Fort Worth is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000. Any fireworks that are discovered may be confiscated.
Law enforcement personnel will be on patrol throughout the July Fourth holiday period to target fireworks violations. To report a violation, call 817-392-4444 or report them online. If you have been injured, are reporting a fire or experiencing some other emergency, call 911.
And if you want to ensure a safe Independence Day celebration for your family, check out one of the many public fireworks displays in the area. Leave the fireworks to the professionals.