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City of Walla Walla Washington - 4th of July firework safety and local regulations 29 June 2022 ( news )
City of Walla Walla , state Washington ( By Press Release office)
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With Independence Day approaching , the Walla Walla Fire Department is asking residents to keep safety in mind if they choose to include fireworks in their holiday celebration .
by the Consumer Product Safety Commission finds a significant upward trend in fireworks - related injuries . Between 2006 and 2021 , injuries with fireworks climbed 25% in the U . S . , according to CPSC estimates . With that in mind , here are some recommendations for using fireworks responsibly and safely:
Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks , including sparklers .
Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy .
Light one firework at a time , then move back quickly .
Never try to re - light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully .
Never use fireworks while impaired by alcohol or drugs .
Never point or throw fireworks ( including sparklers ) at anyone .
Before you begin lighting fireworks , use a hose to thoroughly spray down any flammable materials in the area , including vegetation that is especially combustible such as arborvitae , cedar and cypress .
WWFD also would like residents to be aware of local regulations on fireworks . Throughout Walla Walla County , Independence Day fireworks may be sold legally from 9 a . m . July 1 until 11 p . m . July 4 .
Within Walla Walla city limits , fireworks may be legally discharged between 9 a . m . July 4 and midnight July 5 ( which is the night of July 4 ) .
Some fireworks that are legal in Washington and Walla Walla County are prohibited within Walla Walla city limits . A list of fireworks that are allowed and prohibited within city limits is
available on the City website
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