The Long Beach Township Police Department is asking for the community’s cooperation to support a Safety and Quality of Life “ANTI-FIREWORKS” campaign. Hopefully, by educating the public on the many hazards of Fireworks, and the prohibition of their use, we can create and enjoy a safer and more peaceful July 4th weekend holiday.
In the past few years, hundreds of people have been treated in New Jersey hospitals for injuries related to and sustained from the use of illegal fireworks. Additionally, our own Long Beach Township community has registered countless complaints against the use of fireworks due to the excessive and alarming noise. And, from the risk of fire to homes, dune grass, fencing and other structures which has been experienced in the past.
The Police Department will be increasing patrols to address this issue and remind you that the possession of fireworks is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.
The community is encouraged to take advantage of legal public fireworks displays, such as the one scheduled in Beach Haven at the bayside of Taylor Road, which will be held the evening of July 4th.
The Long Beach Township Police Department looks forward to working with our citizens in creating a safe and enjoyable summer season.