2018 Fireworks Stand Lottery Winners

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News Date: 
March 19, 2018
Firework Safety Poster, City of Salinas

On Monday, March 19, 2018, at 1:00 PM, the City of Salinas conducted this year’s fireworks sales stand lottery at the West Wing Conference Room, 200 Lincoln Avenue. 37 non-profit groups representing schools and school organizations, youth organizations, community organizations, and religious, fraternal and service organizations vied for 18 fireworks stands within the city limits. Twelve school organizations, two youth organizations, two community organizations and two religious, fraternal and service organizations were selected by random drawing in the presence of city staff and interested members of the public.

For the complete list of winners, see Press Release.

Mayor Gunter states, “The sale of “Safe and Sane” fireworks by these nonprofit organizations will allow continued opportunities and services to be provided for the youth and adults in our community. I encourage the residents of Salinas to support these local organizations during this year’s celebration of America’s Independence Day”.

Salinas Interim Fire Chief Brett Loomis states, “Only State approved “Safe & Sane” fireworks are allowed to be sold and used in the City of Salinas. The selected non-profit groups will be allowed to start sales beginning June 28, 2018 and ending no later than July 5, 2018”.

Dangerous and illegal fireworks such as bottle rockets and M-80s are prohibited throughout California, and persons found using or in possession of dangerous and illegal fireworks are subject to fines ranging from $1,250 to $50,000”.

Make sure you and your family celebrates safely during the 4th of July by following these Fireworks Safety Tips:

  • Buy and use only “Safe and Sane” fireworks.
  • Always read and follow instructions on fireworks packaging.
  • Closely supervise children during the use of “Safe and Sane” fireworks.
  • Never use fireworks around dry vegetation or areas likely to catch fire.
  • After firework has been used, soak in water before discarding.
  • Always keep at a safe distance.
  • Always have a garden hose and a bucket of water on hand when using
    • Fireworks.

If a fire escapes your control, call 911 immediately.