Freedom From Fireworks is a group of residents, living in many different neighborhoods of Santa Cruz County, along the coast (e.g., Seabright, Blacks Beach, Opal Cliffs) and farther inland (e.g., East Morrissey, Mid East Side, Live Oak). Residents are bone weary of the constant shocks, explosions and tremors of fireworks that they and their pets experience, not only on the 4th of July but throughout the year.
On July 4th, residents feel like they are trapped in a war zone, unable to breathe the air outside, while their pets are terrorized. Residents who can afford to do so are forced to buy expensive tranquilizers (which mostly do not work) for their pets - or see them suffer. Many veterans of the modern wars suffer greatly on the 4th. Wildlife species have no tranquilizers.
Freedom From Fireworks seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate the problems experienced by people, pets and wildlife which are caused by fireworks in all Santa Cruz County neighborhoods.
News & Articles
5/22/21 - 1100 lbs of fireworks confiscated in Watsonville!
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7/7/20 - Noisy Fourth of July. Click HERE to read.
6/23/20 - Fireworks complaints surge in US Cities. Click HERE to read.
3/29/19 - Illegal fireworks shipment confiscated. Click HERE to read.
6/13/18 - Seaside Illegal Fireworks Enforcement. Click HERE to read.
6/8/18 - Fireworks seized in Cal Fire bust. Click HERE to read.
7/1/17 - Events without Fireworks!
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6/6/17 FFF asks Supervisors for assistance
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9/20/16 Sheriff's Fireworks Report to Board of Supervisors.
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7/7/16 - FFF Newsletter Click HERE.
County Fireworks PSA video.
May 16, 2016 - 7 p.m.
Community Meeting with Sheriff
The Sheriff Center
5200 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz 95062
December 17, 2015 - SPCA Resolution of support. Click HERE, scroll down.
November 2, 2015 - Fireworks debris documented in Jose Avenue Park
October 19, 2015 - Senate Bill SB-522 needs your support!
August 24, 2015 - Bakersfield Fire Chief Calls on City to Ban All Fireworks
August 19, 2015 - Pet Owners Against Fireworks Make Progress With City Click HERE
August 19, 2015 - Salinas City Council unanimously votes to ban all fireworks