Celebrate the 4th of July Safely

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BE PREPARED... 

before you light fireworks

  • Only use fireworks purchased from a state licensed fireworks stand - illegal fireworks are subject to immediate confiscation and possible criminal charges
  • Store fireworks out of children's reach
  • Keep pets safe indoors
  • Always keep water handy

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BE SAFE... 

when lighting fireworks

  • Only adults should light fireworks
  • Only use fireworks outdoors
  • Do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hand
  • Protect your eyes
  • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly - never relight a "dud"

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BE RESPONSIBLE... 

after your finish

  • Soak used fireworks in water
  • Be considerate and clean up used fireworks
  • Remember firework debris belong in the trash, NOT the recycle bin
  • Keep matches and lighters aware from children

FIREWORKS

  1. FIREWORKS SAFETY GUIDELINES
  2. LEGAL & ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
  3. PIERCE COUNTY CODE FOR FIREWORKS
  4. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Designate a responsible adult to light fireworks - do not let children light them (remember, even sparklers can burn at temperatures of 1800 degrees, nearly hot enough to melt gold!)

  • Use fireworks only outdoors, away from anything that can burn such as trees, buildings, bark dry fields, or wood storage areas

  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to place all used fireworks in before final disposal. Have a connected water hose or fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks

  • Light one item at a time, move away quickly, and keep at a safe distance until the display is finished

  • Duds can be dangerous! If a device does not light or fire, wait at least five minutes and approach it carefully. Do not try to relight, place it in a bucket of water to soak

  • Never throw fireworks at people, cars, pets, or things that burn

  • Never hold fireworks in your hands, or discharge them in glass or metal containers.

  • Keep pets indoors, with doors and windows closed tightly. Be sure they have identification tags in case they become frightened and run away

  • In case someone is injured, know basic first aid, the emergency number to call, and your address/location

  • Dispose of used fireworks after soaking in a trash can with water when finished

In unincorporated Pierce County fireworks may be discharged on PRIVATE property with the permission of the property owner. Be sure to follow the fireworks manufacturer's safety precautions.

Only Washington state approved class C (1.4G) common fireworks may be sold in retail, licensed fireworks stands. Illegal devices include sky rockets, bottle rockets, missile type rockets, chasers, firecrackers, and salutes.

Celebrate the 4th of July Legally

FIREWORKS SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN LEGAL LOCATIONS...

Illegal use of fireworks will result in consequences determined by your local law enforcement. The list below consists of fireworks discharge laws in Pierce County. For additional information on the laws for selling and possessing fireworks, contact your city or town's main office.



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Discharge Times for Fireworks Season 2018
 LOCATION  TIMES
 CITY, COUNTY, & STATE PARKS  FIREWORKS ARE BANNED
 BONNEY LAKE  JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 BUCKLEY  JULY 2 - 5: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 CARBONADO  JULY 3 - 5: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 DUPONT  JULY 3 - 4: 12 NOON - 12 MIDNIGHT
 EATONVILLE  JULY 3 - 4: 12 NOON - 11PM
 EDGEWOOD  JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 FIFE  JUNE 28: 12 NOON - 11PM
 JUNE 29 - JULY 3: 9AM - 11PM
 JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 JULY 5: 9AM - 11PM
 FIRCREST  FIREWORKS ARE BANNED
 GIG HARBOR  JULY 1 - 3: 9AM - 11PM
 JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 JBLM  FIREWORKS ARE BANNED
 LAKEWOOD  JULY 3 - 5: 11AM - 11PM
 MILTON  JULY 4: 9AM - 11PM
 ORTING  JULY 4: 12:01AM - 11:59PM
 PUYALLUP  JULY 4: 9AM - 11PM
 ROY JUNE 28: 12 NOON - 11PM
JUNE 29 - JULY 5: 9AM - 11PM
 RUSTON  FIREWORKS ARE BANNED
 SOUTH PRAIRIE  JUNE 28: 12 NOON - 11PM
 JUNE 29 - JULY 3: 9AM - 11PM
 JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 JULY 5: 9AM - 11PM
 STEILACOOM  FIREWORKS ARE BANNED
 SUMNER  JULY 4: 12 NOON - 12 MIDNIGHT
 TACOMA  FIREWORKS ARE BANNED
 UNINCORPORATED PIERCE COUNTY  JULY 1 - JULY 3: 10AM - 11PM
 JULY 4: 10AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 JULY 5: 10AM - 11PM (ONLY when the 4th falls on a Sunday)
 UNIVERSITY PLACE  JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 WILKESON  JUNE 28: 12 NOON - 11PM
 JUNE 29 - JULY 3: 9AM - 11PM
 JULY 4: 9AM - 12 MIDNIGHT
 JULY 5: 9AM - 11PM