Ventura County Law Enforcement Says Have A Fun But Safe Holiday Weekend » News Talk 1590 KVTA


Thursday, June 30, 2022

This sign above is for Oxnard PD, but it represents what every other law enforcement agency is saying over the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Ventura County Law Enforcement and Fire Department wants everyone to be fun but also safe 4e of July.

They basically have two messages for everyone, have fun but do NOT drive impaired and do NOT use fireworks in Ventura County.

The only limited exception is in the town of Fillmore where you can only use the so-called “safe and healthy” variety.

Elsewhere in Ventura County, ALL fireworks of any kind are considered illegal and you could face fines of up to $1,000 and even jail time.

Again, this includes the so-called “safe and sane” variety.

You may be able to purchase them from Fillmore, but their use outside of Fillmore is strictly NOT permitted.

Even the Los Padres National Forest is off-limits to any kind of fireworks display.

And local law enforcement is urging residents to ‘drop a dime’ on anyone they see using fireworks BUT only if you can give the location where the fireworks are happening.

It is not enough to hear the sound of fireworks.

They also ask that you do NOT call 9-1-1 unless there is an immediate danger to life or property.

Otherwise, to report people using fireworks here is the list of non-emergency lines to use…

In Oxnard, you can call their cell phone line at 805-307-6308 or their fireworks hotline at 805-394-5884.

Oxnard also has a non-emergency number at 805-385-7740.

In Ventura, the non-emergency line to report fireworks is 805-650-8010.

In Fillmore, the non-emergency number to report fireworks is 805-524-2233 or 805-654-9511.

In Simi Valley, it’s 805-583-6950 or 805-583-6917.

In Port Hueneme, it’s 805-986-6539.

For sheriff’s offices in Camarillo, Ojai, Thousand Oaks or Moorpark, call 805-654-9511.

Again, use these non-emergency numbers if you know the location of illegal fireworks, not if you just hear them.

And again, do NOT use 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency where there is an immediate threat to life or property.


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