Yes, ALL Consumer Fireworks Are Illegal In Everett City Limits

June 15, 2017

Everett, Police Blotter

For years, any kind of consumer fireworks have been illegal within the Everett City limits. This year the Everett Police Department decided to create a video to get out the message…

Everett Police will have extra officers on duty during the 4th of July to enforce the fireworks ban.

Because there are areas of unincorporated Snohomish County that are surrounded or bordered by Everett you may need to check to see if fireworks are prohibited at your specific address. Also if you are thinking about dialing 9-1-1 regarding fireworks here is a great chart from last year about using the emergency or non-emergency number…

fireworks complaints A great chart from the State Fire Marshal’s Office on when to call 9-1-1 for fireworks complaints. The non-emergency number to call in Everett is 425-407-3999.

Fireworks and Calling 911; When is it Appropriate?

Every year around the Fourth of July, 911 operators are inundated with calls regarding fireworks. The majority of these calls are non-emergency related, but tie up the 911 system, potentially delaying an emergency call from getting through.

The chart below has been produced with input from a number of Emergency Dispatch Centers and should be used as a guide when determining to call 911 regarding fireworks.

Who do you call to report illegal fireworks or suspicious activities involving fireworks?

Incident or Question?

Call 9-1-1?

If not a call to 9-1-1 who should I call?

Are fireworks legal within the city or county I live in?

No

Fireworks inquiries can be answered by searching the internet for local restrictions or calling the local police or fire department’s non-emergency phone number. In Everett that number is 425-407-3999.

I want to report fireworks violations:

·         Being used in a fireworks ban area

·         Time of use (after 11:00 p.m. and before 9:00 a.m.)

No

Fireworks violations may be reported by calling the police department’s non-emergency phone number. In Everett that number is 425-407-3999.

I have a firework related injury from using fireworks, example:

·       Burns

·       Injury to eye

·       Severed body parts

Yes

Call 9-1-1

A fire has started from the use of fireworks.

Yes

Call 9-1-1

The neighbor is using illegal fireworks (M-80’s).

Yes

Call 9-1-1

Or the local police department’s non-emergency phone number.

Where do I get a Fireworks Stand License from?

No

Call the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3913 or check the internet.

I have old consumer fireworks I want to get rid of.

No

Call the local police or fire department’s non-emergency phone number. In Everett that number is 425-407-3999.

I have found a short piece of pipe with a fuse coming out of it.

Yes

Call 9-1-1

Leave the device where it is and do not pick it up.

There is a storage container at the neighbor’s house loaded with fireworks.

No

Call the local police or fire department’s non-emergency phone number.

My next door neighbor is making fireworks in his garage.

Yes

Call 9-1-1

Calling 9-1-1:               

Reporting illegal activities or use of fireworks to 9-1-1 should be limited to those instances when the activity is in progress and poses a threat or danger to others or yourself.

 

Remember the 3 B’s of Fireworks

  • Be Prepared—Have water nearby and put pets indoors
  • Be Safe—Only adults should light fireworks
  • Be Responsible—Clean up fireworks debris

All fireworks are illegal within the Everett City limits but there are areas within Everett that are part of unincorporated Snohomish County. You may want to check before making any fireworks complaints. The number in Everett is 425-407-3999.


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