W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a t ro l

M edia R elease
Chief Jo hn R. Batis te
Who do you call to report illegal fireworks or suspicious activities involving fireworks? Incident or Question? Are fireworks legal within the city or county I live in? Call 9-1-1? No I want to report fireworks violations: • Being used in a fireworks ban area • Time of use (after 11:00 p.m. and before 9:00 a.m.) I have a firework related injury from using fireworks, example: • Burns • Injury to eye • Severed body parts A fire has started from the use of fireworks. The neighbor is using illegal fireworks (M-80’s) Where do I get a Fireworks Stand License? I have old consumer fireworks I want to get rid of. I have found a short piece of pipe with a fuse coming out of it. There is a storage container at the neighbor’s house loaded with fireworks. My next door neighbor is making fireworks in his garage? Calling 9-1-1: If not a call to 9-1-1 who should I call? Fireworks inquiries can be answered by searching the internet for local restrictions or calling the local police or fire department’s non-emergency phone number. Fireworks violations may be reported by calling the police department’s nonemergency phone number.

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Yes Call 9-1-1

Yes Call 9-1-1 Yes Call 9-1-1 No No Yes Call 9-1-1 No Yes Call 9-1-1 Or the local police department’s nonemergency phone number. Call the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3913 or check the internet. Call the local police or fire department’s non-emergency phone number. Leave the device where it is and do not pick it up. Call the local police or fire department’s non-emergency phone number.

Reporting illegal activities or use of fireworks to 9-1-1 should be limited to those instances when the activity is in progress and poses a threat or danger to others or yourself.

Remember the 3 B’s of Fireworks • Be Prepared—Have water nearby and put pets indoors, • Be Safe—Only adults should light fireworks • Be Responsible—clean up fireworks debris

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