Firework safety tips | Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office

Be prepared, safe, and responsible this Independence Day.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:38am
  • News

The following is a press release from The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office:

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) would like to provide residents with fireworks safety tips that will keep the holiday safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

  • Purchase Washington legal consumer fireworks from a licensed and locally permitted retail stand.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors away from buildings on a flat, level, fireproof surface free from debris.
  • Read and follow all safety labels and instructions.
  • Have a water supply and water bucket available at all times.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a firework.
  • Never throw fireworks or light fireworks in your hands.
  • Never pick-up or try to re-ignite a firework that fails to light.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets or shoot them from a container.
  • Always have adults light fireworks. Keep all fireworks including matches and lighters away from children.
  • Allow finished fireworks to sit for at least 20 minutes before submerging them fully in water for at least 10 minutes. Dispose of drained products in a plastic bag.
  • Keep all pets indoors and protected from the sights and sounds of the holiday.
  • Be respectful and clean up all fireworks debris the next morning to be a good neighbor.

For more information about fireworks safety and for a list of public displays in your area visit http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fireworks/ or call (360)596-3929.

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