Celebrate Safely, Kitsap! Every year, fireworks are responsible for countless fires and injuries. This year, in the wake of canceled public events and fireworks shows due to COVID-19, local fire officials are urging Kitsap County residents to make safe choices as they look for alternate ways to mark the coming Fourth of July holiday.
Click here to see the devices that are prohibited for use in Kitsap County.
Around the Fourth of July, 911 systems can become so overwhelmed with fireworks complaints that those with true emergencies may be unable to get through. Once again, Kitsap 911 will activate a special line for fireworks complaints from July 1 at 8 a.m. until July 6 at 5 a.m. During these busy times, report illegal fireworks use by calling (360)307-5811. Always call 9-1-1 to report fires or serious injuries — whether fireworks-caused or not.
What’s the impact of consumer fireworks mishaps? See the Washington State Fire Marshal’s 2018 data on fireworks-related injuries and fires.
For those who still choose to use consumer fireworks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers this information sheet with safety tips.
Find out how to dispose of fireworks safely here.