Fireworks Restrictions

A new 2018 law has been passed in regards to using fireworks, resulting in fewer days over all, as compared to previous years.   

Fireworks may only be discharged and sold as follows:

DISCHARGE
Between the hours of 11 am and 11 pm except as noted:
July 2-July 5
(July 4 hours extended to midnight)
July 22-July 25
(July 24 hours extended to midnight)

SALES
Class "C" fireworks can be sold the following dates:
June 24 - July 25

For more info, go to: https://firemarshal.utah.gov/department-services/fireworks

With the extremely dry conditions this year, the fire danger is especially high. Please be safe and careful.

Geographical restrictions apply for restricted use as shown in the map below.

2018 Fireworks Restrictions

2017 Fireworks map

For many in Utah, the use of fireworks has become a tradition. The beautifully colored sparks fly though the air in concert with thunderous reports. As exciting as this may seem, people often forget that they are playing with explosive materials, dangerous chemicals and combustibles that can destroy property, harm or cause death to unsuspecting victims. These deceptively simple objects explode, throwing unburned powder, hot sparks and embers through the air at high velocities and often create temperatures hotter than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Each year along the Wasatch Front, there are numerous fire related incidents that cause brush fires, injuries, and property damage. Here are a few tips for having a safe 4th and 24th of July!

  • Santaquin City Fireworks Restriction 2017: No fireworks east of I-15, west of I-15 south of the Red Barn or in Summit Ridge. See Attached Resolution 06-05-2017
  • Purchase fireworks from reliable, licensed fireworks dealers.
  • Read the instructions to help reduce chance of fire and/or injury
  • Children shouldn’t handle fireworks. Adults are to supervise any activity that includes fireworks!
  • Adults should never use alcohol, drugs or be otherwise impaired while engaged in handling, using, placing, or lighting fireworks.
  • Use only legal aerial-type fireworks. These may travel as much as 200’ in the air! Use caution around dry grass, trees, homes, and other obstacles. Avoid lighting fireworks in windy conditions.
  • Do not attempt to alter, change, repair or experiment with fireworks. Makeshift fireworks are extremely dangerous and illegal.
  • Never use fireworks indoors, under carports, or in garages.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby or a hose with running water.
  • Make sure spectators are out of range of all fireworks. Keep all un-used fireworks at least 30’ away from ignition area.
  • Light fireworks one at a time. Keep clear of the firework. Never place a body part above or around a burning firework. Never hold a lit firework in your hand.
  • Ensure all used fireworks have been soaked in water before discarding them into a trash can.

Fireworks are an American tradition. Safety and common sense are so important as we celebrate the holidays with fireworks. Shooting fireworks can provide hours of wholesome family entertainment, but must be use carefully and safely.

 

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