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New Fireworks Laws in Snoqualmie in 2016: No Aerial Devices

Some fireworks bought at state-approved stands and on tribal reservations are not legal in Snoqualmie

Fireworks laws in Snoqualmie have changed since last year. 

Legal vs. Illegal Fireworks Chart

Legal Fireworks for Use in Snoqualmie

  • Ground fireworks
  • Hand-held sparkling devices
  • Smoke devices

Questions about whether certain fireworks meet these criteria may be directed to Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira at mcorreira@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us or 425-888-1551.

Illegal Fireworks Possessed or Discharged in Snoqualmie

  • Aerial devices including bottle rockets and missiles, among many others
    (anything that goes up in the air)
    Fine: $250 for each violation of possession
    Fine: $750 for each violation of discharge
     
  • Fire crackers
    Fine: $250 for each violation of possession
    Fine: $750 for each violation of discharge
     
  • Illegal explosive devices (Fine: $5,000 and/or one year in prison)
    Some fireworks sold at state-approved stands, as well as those on tribal reservations, can become illegal when possessed or discharged in Snoqualmie city limits.

Other Restrictions

  • No fireworks may be possessed or discharged in any public park. A violation will result in a civil infraction.
     
  • By state law, fireworks sales are limited to people age 16 and older.
     
  • Hours Allowed for Discharge of Legal Fireworks
    July 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to midnight
    December 31, 10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Safety Measures to Avoid Injury and Property Damage

  • Keep a bucket of water and fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks.
  • Only adults should light fireworks or handle sparklers.
  • Teach children to “stop, drop, and roll”.
  • Consider pet safety and security.

Dial 911 for Assistance
Please call 911 to request emergency police, fire, or medical assistance, or to report illegal activities.

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Public Fireworks Display! July 4, 9:30 p.m., Snoqualmie Community Park

To safely celebrate Independence Day this year, there will be a professional public fireworks display on the evening of July 4 at Snoqualmie Community Park, 35016 SE Ridge Street on Snoqualmie Ridge. To safely celebrate Independence Day this year, there will be a professional public fireworks display – Red, White & Boom! –on the evening of July 4 at Snoqualmie Community Park, 35016 SE Ridge Street on Snoqualmie Ridge. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for an exciting and safe fireworks show for all ages!

This event is being organized by Serve Snoqualmie with sponsorship from local organizations and businesses, and citizen donations.

More Information:
Fire Chief Mark Correira
Snoqualmie Fire Department
425-888-1551


 

     
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