Statistics Reveal Fires Caused by the Improper Use of Fireworks
Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area. To learn more about fireworks ordinances in cities and counties and other information regarding fireworks, check the fireworks safety web site at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm.
Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedoms.
Personal fireworks require personal responsibility. Remember the three B's of fireworks safety:
- Be Prepared-Have water nearby and put pets indoors,
- Be Safe-Only adults should light fireworks, and
- Be Responsible-clean up fireworks debris.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is committed to promoting injury prevention and fire safety during the celebrations of Independence Day and New Years when fireworks are often used. Our mission is to implement a comprehensive and effective educational and enforcement program for fireworks injury prevention and fire safety.
The list of public fireworks displays now includes the address of a web site with additional information about the display.
Resources & Related Links
Below are other informational links to fireworks safety and injury prevention resources:
- American Pyrotechnics Association
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Fireworks Laws – WAC 212-17
- Municipal Research and Services Center
- National Council on Fireworks Safety
- National Fire Protection Association
- NFPA Risk Watch – Fireworks Safety
- Pyrotechnics Guild International
Fireworks Safety Campaign Kit
Thank you for joining our effort to promote injury prevention and fire safety during 4th of July celebrations. Listed below are resources and links to give you easy access to any information you may need regarding consumer fireworks and safety.
- Campaign Kit Introduction
- Community Planning Guide
- Description of Legal Fireworks
- Instructor Guide
- Fireworks Ordinances by County & City
- Fireworks Safety Video
- Fireworks Statistical Report
- 2009 Fireworks Media Event
- Order Campaign Kit, CD, or Video
- Post Your Local Fireworks Event
- Poster of Legal and Illegal Fireworks
- Public Fireworks Events by City
- Proximate Display Training
- Pyrotechnic Training Classes