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

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: June 23, 2014
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3913
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Improper Use of Fireworks Can Cause a Fire

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that there were 155 suspected fireworks-related fires in 2014. These fires accounted for an estimated loss of over 320 thousand dollars. When using fireworks, always remember to use "The Three B's" of fireworks safety, these tips can help prevent fires:

Fireworks Safety Tips:

Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area. To learn more about fireworks ordinances in cities and counties and other information regarding fireworks, check the fireworks safety web site at Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedoms. Celebrate it safely and legally.

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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