Redmond Urges July 4 Fireworks Safety

Locals cannot sell, possess, use or explode fireworks within Redmond city limits.

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:43pm
  • Life

The city of Redmond Fire and Police Departments would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to sell, possess, use or explode fireworks within Redmond city limits (Redmond Municipal Code: 9.26.020).

Residents of Fire District 34 (Unincorporated King County) are allowed to use fireworks that are approved by the State of Washington (RCW 70.77.136) and purchased through legal fireworks stands. On July 4, fireworks are allowed to be discharged in unincorporated King County from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

To prevent wildfires, Redmond encourages locals to remember the three “B’s” of fireworks safety.

-Be prepared and have water nearby

– Be safe and let only adults light fireworks

– Be responsible and clean up fireworks debris

When to call 911

– If there is a firework-related injury

– A fire has started

– You observe someone using banned fireworks

– You have found a suspicious device, such as a pipe with a fuse coming out of it— do not touch it

How to dispose of old consumer fireworks

– Use extreme caution

– Unexploded fireworks or fireworks that are damaged should be submerged in a container of water

– Once fireworks are completely saturated, double bag them in plastic to keep them wet, and then dispose of them in the regular trash

In addition to the safety tips listed above, the National Council on Fireworks Safety urges families to promote and teach safety by using fireworks responsibly. Locals should set a good example for children, young adults, friends, and family by having a designated igniter that knows each firework, how it performs and how to safely light the firework.

For questions and more information, contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at lmaher@redmond.gov or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on www.redmond.gov.

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