Independence Day is a time to celebrate our
freedom. With this freedom comes a shared responsibility
to ensure the safe use of fireworks. Please be aware,
our community will be enforcing the fireworks law to
make this Independence Day safer for all.
Every year fireworks injure people and cause vegetation
and structure fires.
Whenever you light a firework device, be aware of
Avoid areas with dry grass or dry vegetation.
Position fireworks so they will not land on or near
a home or building.
Be sure spectators are at a safe distance.
Fireworks become legal to sell, purchase, use and
discharge from 12:00 PM (noon) on June 28th
to 11:00 PM on July 5th.
Fireworks can not be sold or discharged
between the hours of 11:00 PM and 9:00 AM, except on
July 4th from 9:00 AM through 12:00 AM
(midnight) and except from 6:00 PM on December 31st
until 1:00 AM on January 1.
celebrate safely remember to: BE PREPARED, BE SAFE
AND BE RESPONSIBLE.
Use only legal fireworks purchased at licensed
stands. Store them out of children’s reach.
Only adults should light fireworks. Light one
firework at a time and move away quickly. Use eye
protection, never relight a dud and always keep
Soak used fireworks in water and clean up firework
People using fireworks must remember there may be legal
consequences to injuries or fires caused by the
irresponsible use of fireworks. Consequences range from
being charged with malicious mischief to assault or a
gross misdemeanor for possession of legal explosive
devices such as fireworks that have been tampered with
or altered. A gross misdemeanor can bring a fine of up
to $5,000 and/or one year in prison.
Devices which are illegal to possess in Washington State
Missiles and Rockets
M-80s, M-100s and larger
Tennis Balls, Bombs
Talk with your family and friends about the fireworks
laws for your area. Be sure to discharge all fireworks
devices so there are no leftovers. The fine for
possession or discharge of fireworks outside legal dates
The Grant County Fire Marshal’s Office, your local fire
department and other emergency responders want everyone
to have a safe, enjoyable celebration. Let's all work
together to keep our communities safe during this
Independence Day holiday.