Happy 4th of July!
From 2005-2014, there
have been 785 major fire and explosion incidents involving illegal
fireworks reported to the Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System (MFIRS).
In this same time, 49 people were treated at Massachusetts emergency rooms
for severe burn injuries from fireworks (burns covering 5% or more of the
body) according to the Massachusetts Burn Reporting System (M-BIRS).
Nearly two-thirds of these victims were children and youths under the age
MGL Chapter 148, S.
39 states that it is illegal for private citizens to use, possess, or sell
fireworks in Massachusetts, or to purchase them legally elsewhere and then
transport them into the state. The law prohibits any article designed to
produce a visible or audible effect. The possession, use, and cause to
explode fireworks is punishable by a $100 fine, and confiscation of the
Any violator shall
be issued a Massachusetts Uniform Citation charging the violator with Ch
148 S. 39, possession of fireworks, and fined $100. The seizure of
fireworks is mandatory.
The Truro Police
Department would like everyone to have a fun, safe 4th of July
so please, enjoy the many displays of fireworks supervised by local fire
departments and conducted by licensed professionals.
A resident of Truro reported to us today that she received a call from
someone identifying themselves as a member of the Truro Police Department
and asked for a donation. PLEASE be aware that the Truro Police
Association never conducts telephone or door to door fundraising, nor do
we contract with any services that do so. A donation letter sent out in
February is the only way we raise money for the projects we do.
The Massachusetts Police Association IS soliciting donations by
phone. They are conducting their fundraiser and asking for support by
purchasing tickets to a baseball clinic. This is a legitimate fundraiser.
It has no affiliation with the Truro Police Association.
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cannot be achieved by the police alone. Professional law enforcement
officers must work hand-in-hand with the public to fight crime and
neighborhood disorder throughout our communities. So, we depend heavily on
your assistance in reporting crimes to the police.
If you have information regarding a crime and would like
to report this information to the Truro Police Department, please
call or send an
email to our detective division. Your tip will be completely
anonymous. We do not track or collect any information not submitted
within the email.
508-487-8733 ext 140
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