Fireworks Safety & COVID-19

Firework retail sales in Oregon run through July 6. Oregonians can help each other and especially our first responders by keeping all fireworks use safe and legal, especially now with greater risks of wildfire this fire season and the stresses that COVID-19 is putting on our systems.

The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal encourages everyone to use the four Bs of safe fireworks use:

 

Promote & Practice the FOUR BEs

Firework retail sales in Oregon run through July 6. Oregonians can help each other and especially our first responders by keeping all fireworks use safe and legal, especially now with greater risks of wildfire this fire season and the stresses that COVID-19 it putting on our systems.

The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal encourages everyone to use the four Bs of safe fireworks use:

BE Prepared:

Store fireworks out of children’s reach.

Always read and follow label directions.

Place pets indoors; they are easily frightened by fireworks.

Always have water handy (a garden hose or a bucket of water).

BE Responsible:

Soak used fireworks thoroughly in a bucket of water.

Dispose of used fireworks & debris properly.

Never re-light “dud” fireworks. Wait 15-20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water.

BE Safe:

An adult should always light fireworks.

Keep matches & lighters away from children.

Use fireworks outdoors only.

Light only one firework at a time & move away quickly.

Keep children & pets away from fireworks.

Always remember - do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hand.

BE Aware:

Use only legal fireworks.

Use fireworks only in legal places.

Fireworks are prohibited on all beaches, state parks, and state or federal forest lands.

The Lake Oswego Fire Department encourages you and your family to have a fun and enjoyable 4th of July celebration - while practicing physical distancing and firework safety guidelines.