Preliminary reports indicate the number of
emergency responses due to fireworks were significantly lower during this July
4th holiday period than in previous years, within the City of
Marysville and throughout the Marysville Fire District’s service area.
During the period of June 23 through July 4,
the Marysville Fire District responded to one confirmed fireworks-related
injury and one possibly fireworks-related brush fire. Neither incident occurred
within Marysville city limits where fireworks are banned. Marysville Police
received one report of a mailbox vandalized by fireworks.
These preliminary numbers show a significant
decrease from 2017 when Marysville firefighters responded to 13
fireworks-related incidents including 12 fires and one injury. Marysville
Police saw a reduction of more than 20 percent in fireworks-related service
calls during the 2018 July 4th holiday period when compared to 2017. The number
of citations issued for fireworks also decreased.
While fireworks activity continues to be
reported, the decline in incidents shows the fireworks ban is effectively
reducing fireworks-related fires and injuries. We appreciate the cooperation of
our residents in keeping our community safer.