Reporting Illegal Fireworks
With the Fourth of July days away, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and Oakland Fire Department (OFD) are working together to limit the impact of illegal fireworks in Oakland.
OPD and OFD are hoping to remove illegal fireworks from residential neighborhoods and prevent wildfires. All fireworks are illegal in Oakland and citable. Those caught with fireworks, even the “Safe & Sane” brand, can be fined up to $1,000.
OFD has firework collection barrels set up at the following fire stations:
• Station 1: 1603 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
• Station 3: 1445 14th Street
• Station 4: 1235 International Boulevard
• Station 5: 934 34th Street
• Station 18: 5008 Bancroft Avenue
• Station 20: 1401 98th Avenue
The collection sites are for residents that want to surrender unused fireworks and for OPD to drop off confiscated fireworks.
If you know someone or see someone who is in possession, selling, and/or lighting fireworks, you can call the OPD Fireworks Tip Line at (510) 777-8814 to anonymously report the sale, possession, and/or use of fireworks in the City of Oakland.