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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: June 26, 2007
Contact: Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office
Phone: (360) 337-7181
No. 07-48

Please be safe, sane and courteous! Fireworks go on sale in Kitsap County June 28 – July 5

PORT ORCHARD, WA—Consumer fireworks go on sale at 25 locations in unincorporated Kitsap County beginning at noon on June 28 through 9:00 p.m. on July 5. Fireworks may only be discharged on the following days and times:

Unincorporated Kitsap County
June 28 noon until 11:00 p.m.; June 29 – July 5, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. extending until midnight on July 4

Poulsbo
July 2 - 4 from noon to 11:00 p.m., cutting off at 9:00 p.m. on July 5

Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Port Orchard
Only on July 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal encourages you and your family to choose one of the professional displays a part of your Independence Day celebration. Several public firework displays are scheduled across the county beginning with Indianola on June 30,followed by displays July 3 in Poulsbo and July 4 at Kingston Cove, Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Port Orchard.

If you choose to purchase and use consumer fireworks, please remember that not all fireworks are “legal” for possession or discharge off of tribal lands.

Legal fireworks include sparklers, cones, fountains, ground spinners, spinning wheels, smoke devices, roman candles and small mines, shells and mortars. Permitted firework stands in the cities of Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo or Bainbridge Island and those in unincorporated Kitsap County sell only those fireworks which are “legal” in Washington.

Certain other types of fireworks including any type of firecracker, bottle rocket or skyrocket may only be purchased and discharged on tribal lands. Possessing or discharging these fireworks off of tribal lands is illegal and subject to civil and criminal penalties of up to $1,000.

Possession or use of items which are not fireworks such as M-80s, home-made or modified consumer fireworks and similar devices is a felony and subject to fines and/or imprisonment. It is the consumer’s responsibility to possess and use only those fireworks “legal” for the area where they will be used.

Fireworks purchasers and users are encouraged to please remember these safety and courtesy tips:
1. Be a good neighbor
2. Use fireworks only during legal discharge periods. Use only those fireworks legal for sale and discharge in your area
3. Place pets indoors as they may become frightened of the fireworks
4. Discharge fireworks only out of doors in areas well away from buildings, trees, shrubbery or anything that will burn
5. Only adults should light fireworks
6. Keep a bucket of water or a charged garden hose nearby when using fireworks
7. Never hold or throw ignited fireworks
8. Do not relight fireworks
9. Soak firework debris and un-ignited fireworks in a bucket of water. Throw away the soaked debris in a trash receptacle located away from buildings.
10. Call 911 immediately if there is a problem
11. Clean up firework and celebration debris

Staff from the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Kitsap County Sherriff’s Office will be working throughout the firework season to assure a safe and legal holiday event. For questions or concerns about fireworks individuals can contact the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office at 337-7181.
 


To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Officer, 
call Clarence Moriwaki at 360-337-4481 or email: cmoriwak@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014