|| June 23, 2015
|| David Lynam, Fire Marshal
|| 360.337.4442 or
Save money and reduce risk...Go see a fireworks display
(Port Orchard, WA) According to the
Washington State Patrol, Office of the State Fire Marshal, reports that in
2014 there was over $320,000 in property loss in the state of Washington.
The state also reported 277 injuries, 2 deaths and over 150 fires directly
related to fireworks in 2014. The majority of firework related injuries were
caused by legal fireworks including mortars and sparklers.
David Lynam, Fire Marshal for Kitsap County stated, “It is important to note
that the County has already had multiple brush fires this year, including
two, 2-alarm fires in South Kitsap.” He also stated that, “moisture content
in downed logs is 11% lower than it was at this time last year. We are as
dry now as we usually are at the end of July. This might just be the year to
enjoy a professional show rather than attempting to create your own.”
The authorized firework discharge period is limited to July 4, 11:00 a.m. –
11:00 p.m. in the unincorporated areas of Kitsap County, Bainbridge Island,
the City of Bremerton, and the City of Port Orchard. Fireworks may not be
discharged at any other time of the year.
The only exception to discharge times is within the City of Poulsbo limits
where fireworks may be discharged beginning at noon on June 28 until 11:00
p.m. each night through July 4, and 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on July 5.
Certain fireworks, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles and
skyrockets are strictly prohibited off of tribal lands. Having or
setting-off these fireworks off tribal land is illegal and subject to civil
and criminal penalties of up to $1,000.