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Contra Costa Fire Launches County-Wide Illegal Fireworks Reporting Phone Line

by ECT

New Phone Line Connects Residents with Local Law Enforcement Non-Emergency Lines to Report Illegal Fireworks Use


CONCORD, CALIF. – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today announced the availability of a toll-free phone number for use by residents to immediately reach their local law enforcement non-emergency phone lines to report illegal fireworks use in their areas. The illegal fireworks reporting phone number is 1-833-885-2021.


The phone number features a voice menu that allows residents to quickly reach the correct law enforcement number for their location by entering the first three letters of their city’s name. It also allows the selection of “unincorporated area” as their location, connecting the caller to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office.


Use of fireworks of any type is illegal in Contra Costa County and exceedingly dangerous during current drought conditions. Con Fire urges anyone observing fireworks being used to report this to their local law enforcement non-emergency line by calling 1-833-885-2021.


Con Fire’s Fire Investigation Unit also asks residents to help them fight the dangerous use of illegal fireworks by reporting fireworks sales across the county to the Arson Tip Line at 1-866-50-ARSON. They caution residents not to hesitate on information that seems too little or unimportant to matter, adding some of the most valuable tips come from residents who were not aware what they saw was very important to the investigation of an incident.


At 1-866-50-ARSON, residents can leave a recorded message about fireworks sales, or any fire-related criminal activity in English or Spanish. Tips can be anonymous, but all tips are treated confidentially. Fire investigators sometimes need additional information, so inclusion of name and phone number is encouraged.


About Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) — A recognized fire service leader – – Con Fire provides fire and emergency medical services to more than a million people across its 304 square-mile District area, and through mutual aid, in and around the 20 cities and unincorporated communities of Contra Costa County, California. With few exceptions, county emergency ambulance transport services are provided by Con Fire through its unique sub-contractor Alliance model across the District and beyond to include some 520 square miles of the county. In 2020, the District responded to some 75,000 fire and EMS emergencies and dispatched some 95,000 ambulances, providing expert medical care on more than 74,000 ambulance transports. The District, with 26 fire stations and more than 400 employees, is dedicated to preserving life, property, and the environment.

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Street-Sweeper Jul 2, 2021 - 6:30 pm

Great idea!

I hope these idiots lose a finger or two this weekend.

Mark Wexler Jul 3, 2021 - 1:03 am

When assholes set off fireworks and my fence is caught on fire, I don’t bother with any other number but 9-1-1. When my neighbor has PTSD and about to take action against the offenders, I call 9-1-1. When the elderly ladies down the street call me that they are so stressed that they get heart palpitation, I call an ambulance for them by dialing 9-1-1.

Frank Jul 3, 2021 - 6:42 am

The city and county do not have enough people to enforce this, it’s like Beirut out here. Stay inside, keep your head down and take care of your freaked out pet.

DaTruth Jul 3, 2021 - 10:48 am

Antioch needs this year-round, the police dept do not care especially if you live A st to downtown. AND they need to close down that Romi’s liquor, nothing but trouble does that store brings.

Richard Jennings Jul 4, 2021 - 4:07 am

DATRUTH – You’re right about Romi’s — it should have been shut down ages ago. Now, I’ve noticed that the Antioch PD lists every call made to their dispatch center and the reason of the call is listed, EXCEPT calls from people complaining about the illegal fireworks and other similar noise. Now, why is that? They listed those calls for years and years, but not this year. This is very strange!

Frank Jul 4, 2021 - 9:40 pm

Holy shit!!! Covid, EDD money and rent moratorium money was spent on fireworks. This is like Beirut in ’72. Good luck on arresting people.

Street-Sweeper Jul 5, 2021 - 7:24 am

Yep, so very true!

Gman Jul 4, 2021 - 9:42 pm

Well too bad the number doesn’t work

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