Office of the State Fire Marshal
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy
Captain Jason Berry
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
July 2, 2011
Contact: Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Dan Johnson
Phone: (360) 596-3913
Disposal of Unused Fireworks
Olympia -- Washington State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy recommends that consumer fireworks not be stored in a home or garage. "All fireworks purchased at a consumer fireworks stand should be discharged during the legal discharge dates for your community," said Duffy.
Fireworks should not be stored until the next fireworks season. A curious child may decide to light an old fireworks item. When exposed to different elements such as water or chemicals, the composition of fireworks can change, thus making them a hazardous material. Be responsible, properly discharge all consumer fireworks. Personal fireworks require personal responsibility.
For more information about fireworks safety, public fireworks displays and the fireworks laws for your area, check the Celebrate Safely website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington State’s firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.