Be Safe This 4th of July and Protect Your Home and Family
One of the safest way to celebrate the Fourth of July is to view pubilc fireworks displays rather than igniting fireworks yourself. However, many of us are in the fireworks lighting spirit and just need to avoid danger and practice safety while having a good time where it is legal to light fireworks.
What’s ‘Legal’ in King County, Wash. for example:
According to a statement from the State Fire Marshal, “consumer fireworks,” described as any small firework device designed to produce visual and audio effects that contains 50 mg or less of explosive materials, are legal. Aerial devices must contain 130 mg or less of explosive materials. This does not include fused sets of fireworks that together exceed 50 mg of explosive materials. It does include sparklers, cone and cylindrical fountains, ground spinners, mine/shells, smoke devices, aerial spinners and roman candles.
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What’s ‘Legal’ on Tribal Lands:
Firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles and rockets are legal to possess and light off on tribal lands, but become illegal fireworks once you leave tribal lands.
When are Fireworks ‘Legal’?
From June 28 between noon and 11:00 p.m, June 29 through July 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m, July 4 between 9:00 a.m. and midnight and July 5 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
For Ferry riders: Leave the fireworks at home as sniffing dogs will be patrolling so be expecting this.