Fireworks, including Safe & Sane fireworks bearing the State of California State Fire Marshal seal, pose risks - often serious risks - to people, to property, and to the environment.
Every year, thousands of people are injured, several people die, and numerous fires are stated by people using fireworks. Many incidents involve Safe and Sane fireworks. From the International Fire Chiefs Association:
"The majority of consumer fireworks injuries occur in children under the age of 18, who are burned or injured from heated materials from “safe and sane backyard fireworks.” Most injuries occur to the face and extremities, with sparklers topping the graph for 5–9 year olds and small firecrackers topping the graph for 15–19 year olds. Whether they step barefoot on a spent sparkler, which burns at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees—hot enough to melt some metals—or feel the active sparks biting on their forearm, it’s a burn injury."
All fireworks, other than permitted professional displays, are prohibited in both Livermore and Pleasanton.
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Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm are required by law. But, more importantly, they are critical to keeping you and your family safe. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet.
Red Cross Resources for Free Smoke Alarms and Home Safety Information This program is currently on hiatus due to Covid-19.
Facts about home fire sprinklers: Automatic sprinklers are highly effective and reliable. According to NFPA's "U.S. Experience with Sprinklers" report:
- the civilian death rate was 81 percent lower in homes with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.
- the average firefighter injury rate was nearly 80 percent lower when fire sprinklers were present during fires.
- when sprinklers were present, fires were kept to the room of origin 97 percent of the time.
- the home fire death rate was 90 percent lower when fire sprinklers and hardwired smoke alarms were present. By comparison, this death rate is only 18 percent lower when battery-powered smoke alarms are present but automatic extinguishing systems weren't.
Many homes in Livermore and Pleasanton have automatic fire sprinkler systems. Responsibility for and protocols for maintaining residential fire sprinkler systems vary depending on the type of home: apartments, condo, single family, etc. Learn more about maintaining these systems.
The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program offers a free residential drop-off service at facilities in Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, and Livermore. These facilities accept a wide variety of wastes, such as motor oil, pesticides, pool chemicals and more.
In Livermore, Livermore Sanitation offers single family homes curbside pickup for motor oil, household batteries, and cell phones.