Fireworks safety tips

Fireworks safety tips


"Safe and sane”-style fireworks can be discharged in the city limits of Marysville ONLY BETWEEN 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. July 4, and 6 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1. Firecrackers, bottle rockets, cherry bombs and similar fireworks are illegal and will result in confiscation or fines.

Here are a few simple tips for a safe Fourth of July:
  • Only discharge fireworks on July 4 OR New Year's Eve. It is illegal to discharge any fireworks outside these days and hours.
  • Read and follow all warnings and instructions
  • Ignite fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from your house or flammable materials
  • Never build or experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Never let children handle or light fireworks. Even sparklers can be dangerous if unsupervised. The tip of a sparkler burns at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never ignite fireworks while holding them. Only light one at a time, and move quickly away.
  • Make sure you give yourself enough room in a safe location – away from buildings, vehicles, and flammable materials.
  • Never light fireworks inside a structure.
  • Watch what you wear. Loose clothing can catch on fire, and should not be worn while handling fireworks.
  • Never try to re-ignite fireworks that have malfunctioned. Soak them in water and throw away.
  • Never ignite fireworks when you are under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or mind-altering drugs.
  • Keepa bucket of water (or hose) nearby to douse used fireworks and for emergencies.
  • Never aim fireworks at vehicles.
  • Never discharge fireworks from vehicles.
  • Be respectful of your neighbors.
  • In case of an emergency dial 9-1-1.
  • Best yet, enjoy one of the many legal fireworks displays that are held in nearby Puget Sound communities.
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This information provided courtesy of Marysville Fire District.