DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Starting Saturday, December 29, through New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31, the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire-Rescue will be monitoring the illegal possession and use of fireworks.

The areas that will be patrolled by teams are Central, Southeast, Southwest and South Central.

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Each of the four teams will include one Dallas Fire-Rescue Fire Inspector and one Dallas Police Officer.

DPD and DFR produced a public service announcement (at the top of the article) with more information on fireworks and gun safety over the New Year holiday.

In a news release, the two agencies outlined the potential punishments for firing a gun or shooting off fireworks:

It is illegal to discharge a firearm in the City of Dallas limits.

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The penalty includes a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine.

Discharging a firearm could also result in a deadly conduct charge which carries a penalty of two to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Fireworks in the City of Dallas are illegal year-round.

The penalty includes a citation and a fine of up to $2000 and confiscation of the fireworks.

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illegal fireworks seized (Dallas Police)