State Fire Marshal's Office

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: January 25, 2017
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3929
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Fireworks and Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Several East and Central Asian countries traditionally celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks displays showering the holiday festivities. This year, the Lunar New Year is on Saturday January 28, 2017, and will be celebrated over several days. State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy is reminding residents that "Fireworks are not legal for sale or discharge during this holiday period without first obtaining a permit from the local fire authority having jurisdiction."

Lunar New Year celebrations take place throughout Washington State in a number of communities. To make the most of your Lunar New Year holiday, check with your local fire authority to ensure proper fireworks codes are followed.

For additional fireworks safety information visit the State Fire Marshal webpage at or the United States Fire Administration webpage at

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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