Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: June 19, 2015
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3929
E-mail: lysandra.davis@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wafiremarshal


Internet Purchase of Fireworks

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy is reminding Washingtonians that purchasing fireworks over the internet is illegal. In Washington State, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during the legal sales period. Orders for fireworks cannot be placed over the internet or posted on websites such as Craigslist and OfferUp. Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area.

Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedoms. Personal fireworks require personal responsibility.
Remember "The Three B's" of fireworks safety:

To learn more about fireworks ordinances in your city or county information regarding fireworks, check the fireworks safety web site 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 States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.

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