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June 28, 2011

News Conference
Thursday, June 30, 2011  11:30 a.m.

Los Angeles County Fire Department
Cecil R. Gehr Training Center
1320 North Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby
Los Angeles City Fire Chief Millage Peaks
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge John Torres
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
Representative from the Grossman Burn Center

Fire and law enforcement officials would like to encourage everyone to have a safe 4th of July holiday 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.  There will also be an opportunity to ask participating chief officers questions relating to concerns and preparations for the 4th of July holiday weekend.  

Static displays of fire department and law enforcement vehicles. "Safe and Sane” and illegal fireworks displayed.  The ATF will be detonating fireworks to demonstrate the potentially lethal power of illegal fireworks.
For further information, please contact Media Relations Section, at 213-486-5910.