AlertSeattle from Seattle Fire and Police Regarding Fireworks

Celebrate the 4th of July weekend safely without the use of fireworks! Last year, there were 237 fireworks-related injuries and 360 fires in WA. Fireworks are ILLEGAL in Seattle for a reason, and can have unintended consequences including loss of life...
Celebrate the 4th of July weekend safely without the use of fireworks! Last year, there were 237 fireworks-related injuries and 360 fires in WA. Fireworks are ILLEGAL in Seattle for a reason, and can have unintended consequences including loss of life and property damage. The 4th of July weekend is historically an incredibly busy day for firefighters and police officers. Because of this, we want to remind you to reserve the use of 9-1-1 only for life-threatening emergencies. If you are wanting to report the illegal discharge of fireworks, please instead contact the Community Safety and Coordination Center’s (dispatch center) non-emergency line at 206-625-5011. The recent hot, dry weather significantly increases the risk for dry grass, bark and brush fires. A firework can easily start a fire in these conditions. For tips on how to keep your property safe from fireworks visit SFD’s Fireline Blog: https://fireline.seattle.gov/2021/07/01/preventing-fires-caused-by-fireworks/.