With fireworks sales just days away it is a good time to remind everyone that personal fireworks require personal responsibility. With a little care and planning you can ensure that your family has a fun and safe Fourth of July:

  • Check with your local fire or police department
    • Be sure the fireworks you purchase are legal to possess and discharge
    • Know the dates and times fireworks are allowed in your community
    • Only purchase legal consumer fireworks
  • Children should not be able to readily access fireworks in the home
    • Store fireworks in a secure location to prohibit access
    • Purchase the day intended to use the fireworks
  • Use care in selecting the area where you will be discharging fireworks
    • Follow the directions and warning listed on the firework
    • No fireworks without adult supervision
    • Summer weather conditions make grass and other vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire
    • Do not allow children to play with fireworks under any circumstances

Remember the three B’s of fireworks safety:

  • Be Prepared – Have water nearby and put pets indoors
  • Be Safe – Only adults should light fireworks
  • Be Responsible – Clean up fireworks debris

Attending a public display is a safe and fun way to enjoy fireworks. To learn about a community fireworks display near you, visit our website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm. For more information contact your local fire department, or the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3946.


Statewide Sales & Discharge Period Allowed by RCW 70.77.395

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 12:00 a.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