For Americans, the Fourth of July usually signifies summer fun, vacations, and the gathering of family and friends. Independence Day can also bring tragedy in the form of serious injuries and fires from the unlawful use of fireworks. As the 4th of July holiday approaches, the Wheat Ridge Police Department and the Office of the Mayor would like to remind citizens that ALL fireworks, including sparklers and fountains, are illegal within the city limits.
Heading into the July 4th holiday, emergency service provider’s resources are significantly impacted by the increased number of complaint calls for the illegal use of fireworks. The Wheat Ridge Police Department will be strictly enforcing local and State ordinances prohibiting fireworks. The police department will have extra staff patrolling our neighborhoods, our parks and the greenbelt. Local fire stations are accepting surrendered fireworks from community members.
Help keep Wheat Ridge safe during the upcoming holiday by minimizing the risk of fire, property damage and personal injury caused by fireworks. I encourage all Wheat Ridge citizens to have a safe Fourth of July holiday by enjoying one of the many planned Fourth of July celebrations held throughout the Denver-metro area.
Hear the 4th of July Audio Message —> City of Wheat Ridge – July 4th Message