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News Release

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Media Relations

2013 Anti-Fireworks Campaign NA13105rh

What:
News Conference

When:
Friday, June 21, 2013
9:30 a.m.

Where:

Los Angeles County Fire Department
Cecil R. Gehr Training Center
1320 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90063

Who:
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L.Osby
Los Angeles City Fire Chief Brian Cummings
Los Angeles County Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers
Los Angeles Police Department Commander Andrew J. Smith
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge John D’Angelo
Representative from the Grossman Burn Center

Why:
Fire and law enforcement officials would like to encourage everyone to have a safe 4th of July and promote families to attend a Professional Fireworks Show to reduce fires and injuries. Law enforcement officials will discuss the enforcement and penalties regarding illegal fireworks. The public safety agencies in the greater Los Angeles area have joined together to promote safety awareness through the use of the #SummerSafetyLA campaign of Twitter and Facebook.

Visuals: 
Static displays of fire department and law enforcement vehicles. “Safe and Sane” and illegal fireworks displayed.  The LACOFD Arson Unit will be detonating fireworks to demonstrate the potentially lethal power of illegal fireworks.

Contact:
For additional information contact LAPD Media Relations Section, at 213-486-5910.



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