PRESS RELEASE: Redmond Urges July 4 Fireworks Safety

Press Release

Redmond Urges July 4 Fireworks Safety

July 1, 2019

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager 

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond Fire and Police Departments would like to remind residents that it is unlawful to sell, possess, use or explode fireworks within Redmond City limits (Redmond Municipal Code: 9.26.020). Residents of Fire District 34 (Unincorporated King County) are allowed to use fireworks that are approved by the State of Washington (RCW 70.77.136) and purchased through legal fireworks stands. On the Fourth, fireworks are allowed to be discharged in unincorporated King County from 9:00 a.m. to midnight.

To prevent wildfires, remember the three “B’s” of fireworks safety.

  • Be prepared and have water nearby
  • Be safe and let only adults light fireworks
  • Be responsible and clean up fireworks debris

When to call 911:

  • If there is a firework-related injury
  • A fire has started
  • You observe someone using banned fireworks
  • You have found a suspicious device, such as a pipe with a fuse coming out of it— do not touch it

How to dispose of old consumer fireworks:

  • Use extreme caution
  • Unexploded fireworks or fireworks that are damaged should be submerged in a container of water
  • Once fireworks are completely saturated, double bag them in plastic to keep them wet, and then dispose of them in the regular trash

If you hear fireworks but do not know where they are coming from, please report to our 24/7 non-emergency line at 425-556-2500.

In addition to the safety tips listed above, the National Council on Fireworks Safety urges families to promote and teach safety by using fireworks responsibly. Set a good example for children, young adults, friends, and family by having a designated igniter that knows each firework, how it performs and how to safely light the firework. Let this Fourth of July celebration be the happiest and safest celebration yet.

For questions and more information about this press release contact Lisa Maher, Communications Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on