As reported by the O.C. Grand Jury, the Orange County Fire Chiefs Association incorporated their view of legal fireworks in their “4th OF JULY POST ACTION REPORT 2007.” In it the President of the Association wrote:
“Even with aggressive public education and enforcement efforts, the public, as well as the public safety agencies and hospitals, continue to be adversely impacted by the use of State-approved (so-called “Safe and Sane”) and illegal fireworks.
"Based on the data we have collected and evaluated, our surveys show little or no decline in property loss or injuries over several years. Instead, the use of non-State approved (illegal) fireworks continues to climb, and when combined with injuries and damage resulting from the use of State-approved consumer fireworks, has created a situation where the occurrence of property damage and personal injury exceed that of any holiday period."
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