4th of July Fireworks Safety

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Everyone looks forward to 4th of July fireworks, but the Corpus Christi Fire and Police Departments want to remind citizens about safety and city ordinances before starting holiday events.

It is illegal to discharge fireworks inside the city limits including the beach. Violators could be issued a fine up to $2,000 per package of fireworks. If anyone wishes to report the illegal discharge of fireworks, please call (361) 886-COPS (2677). Do not call 911 for fireworks complaints.

Firework Safety Facts:

  • Make sure children are supervised by adults

  • Have the land owners’ permission

  • Alcohol and fireworks can be a dangerous combination

  • Children should not pick up fireworks that may be left over, as they may still be active

  • Read and follow directions exactly

  • Never touch a firework after it has been lit

  • Use fireworks outdoors only

  • Have some sort of extinguishing method like a bucket of water nearby

The City wants to keep everyone safe and an easy way to do this is by watching the free fireworks show presented by HEB, beginning at 9:30 p.m. on the bayfront during the City of Corpus Christi Mayor’s 4th of July Big Bang Celebration.

For additional information, contact Captain James Brown at (361) 826-8423.