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Personal Fireworks Use is Prohibited in City of Tacoma

Personal Fireworks Use is Prohibited in City of Tacoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 1, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@ci.tacoma.wa.us, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications, msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051

Personal Fireworks Use Prohibited in City of Tacoma

 

The City of Tacoma is reminding community members that the personal use of fireworks is prohibited in Tacoma. Violators can receive a $257 fine and the confiscation of fireworks.

 

This year, due to COVID-19, the City is urging residents to start a new Fourth of July tradition that is safe, healthy and legal. It is important to remember to follow 6-foot physical distancing and mask wearing guidelines while celebrating Independence Day to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

Personal fireworks use has been prohibited in Tacoma since 1992 to help prevent fire and injury.
Please call (253) 287-4455 to report violations. Only use 9-1-1 to report emergencies. Tacoma Police will respond to fireworks-related calls as units become available.

 

More information about the City’s fireworks ban is available at cityoftacoma.org/fireworks.

 

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