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Firework sales begin today at noon

June 28, 2013

Firework sales begin today at noon, and are set to continue until 9 pm on July 5th.

State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy said that this year 877 retail fireworks stand licenses have been issued. Duffy says that it is a good time to remind everyone that personal fireworks require personal responsibility.”
“Don’t take any chances.” Duffy cautions “Stay away from high powered illegal explosive devices such as M80’s and homemade devices. Remember that although the 4th of July happens only once a year, these devices can cause a life altering injury that can last you a lifetime”.

“Parents should talk to their children before purchasing fireworks” says Duffy, with these as discussion points;

Remember the three B’s of fireworks safety:
• Be Prepared
• Be Safe
• Be Responsible

Statewide sales and discharge period allowed by RCW 70.77.395.
Date Sales Period Discharge Period
June 28 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
June 29 – July 3 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
July 4 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
July 5 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
December 27- 30 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. No Discharge
December 31 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
January 1 No Sales 12:00 midnight to 1:00 a.m.

To learn about a community fireworks display near you, visit our website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm.

WSFM

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