Fireworks Safety Resources
Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate with family and friends, but they can also be dangerous. Fireworks are one of the leading causes of wildland fires. Adult supervision around fireworks is important. Set family boundaries and talk with children about celebrating safely.
Be Prepared before you light fireworks
- Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets.
- Store fireworks out of reach of children.
- Keep pets safe indoors.
- Always keep water handy.
Be Safe when lighting fireworks
- Only adults should light fireworks.
- Only use fireworks outdoors.
- Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand.
- Protect your eyes.
- Light one firework at a time and move away quickly.
- Never relight a “dud”.
Be Responsible after you finish
- Soak used fireworks in water.
- Be considerate – clean up used fireworks.
- Keep matches and lighters away from children.
Use care in selecting the area for discharging fireworks and the type of fireworks appropriate for that area. Dry weather conditions make grasses and vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire.
For more information, go to the State Fire Marshall's Office at www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks