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6/26/2019

(Port Orchard, WA) - Due to the abnormally dry, high fire danger conditions, the Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners approved a ban on the sale and use of fireworks that can have unpredictable and hard to control travel paths. Click here to see the devices that are prohibited to use in Kitsap County. 

 

STAY SAFE AND ATTEND A LOCAL FIREWORKS SHOW!

The safest way to enjoy 4th of July fireworks is to attend one of the local shows, see the list of shows in Kitsap County here

 

TEST YOUR FIREWORKS KNOWLEDGE & ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD!

Let the local firefighters help you dish up your 4th of July BBQ! Click here to complete our short game for your chance to win one of two $50 Safeway gift cards. Must be a resident of Kitsap County to win.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

When am I allowed to set off fireworks?

You can set off fireworks on July 4, 2019 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm in unincorporated Kitsap County.

What fireworks am I allowed to set off?

Parachutes, Smoke devices, Sparklers, Reloadable Mortars, Fountains & Cones. See flyer with pictures here.

What fireworks are not allowed to set off?

Fireworks that have an unpredictable path are banned: Roman Candles, Multi-tube (cake) Devices, Aerial Spinners, Multi-shot Shell Devices, Ground Spinners. See flyer with pictures here.

Do I have to set off my fireworks off over a body of water?

No, only permitted fireworks display shows using 1.3G Display fireworks, conducted by a licensed pyrotechnic operator  are required to have the fall out zone of the fireworks over a body of water.

Who do I call to report the illegal use of fireworks?

From June 28th – July 4th there will be a Fireworks Hotline posted. This number will be posted once the hotline is live on the Kitsap County Fireworks page

How do I dispose of my used fireworks?

  • Soak them in a bucket of water for at least 15 minutes

  • Wrap them in plastic

  • Put them in your garbage

The water will contain heavy metals, so it is recommended that you dump the leftover water on gravel or grass – not down a sink or storm drain where it can pollute groundwater, streams, or Puget Sound.

 

Kitsap County Department of Community Development

Fire Marshal's Office

(360) 337-5777 or Help@kitsap1.com

www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/Pages/Fireworks

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