Dallas police issue Fourth of July safety reminders | Texas

dallas, Texas — As the Fourth of July approaches, the Dallas Police Department is reminding residents that fireworks are both dangerous and prohibited within city limits.

The department advises attending public fireworks displays and leaving the lighting to professionals. Possession of fireworks can result in fines up to $2,000. Residents are encouraged to report firework violations by calling 9-1-1.

Discharging firearms into the air is also cautioned against, as it is both reckless and dangerous. Such actions can lead to one year in jail and fines up to $4,000. In severe cases, individuals may face deadly conduct charges, resulting in two to 10 years in jail and fines up to $10,000.

Pet owners are urged to ensure their pets' ID tags are up-to-date and securely fastened. For those planning to grill, the department emphasizes grilling outdoors only, keeping children and pets away, and never leaving the grill unattended.

Swimming safety is also highlighted, with reminders to never swim alone, avoid alcohol around water, and never leave children unattended near any body of water.

The Dallas Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.


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