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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Fireworks Regulations

Fireworks Safety Banner

Oak Harbor Fire Department asks you to please celebrate safely and recommends that you attend the public fireworks display at Windjammer Park. If you chose to use fireworks, please obey the law and follow the City of Oak Harbor Fireworks Regulations.

Please note that fireworks may be used on PRIVATE PROPERTY ONLY. Persons using fireworks on public land (schools, roads, beaches, parks, etc.) or on private property without the property owner's (parking lots, empty lots, beaches) risk having their fireworks confiscated and being fined for reckless endangerment.

Celebrate Safely: It's Your Responsibility
Adult supervision around fireworks is important. Only adults should light fireworks and handle matches and lighters. Set family boundaries and talk with children about celebrating safely. Use care in selecting the area for discharge of fireworks, and the type of fireworks appropriate for that area. Weather conditions make grasses and other vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire.
Be Prepared…
before you light fireworks:
  • Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets.
  • Store fireworks out of children’s reach.
  • Keep pets safe indoors.
  • Always keep water handy.
  • Only light fireworks on propety you own (if you are not the property owner, obtain written permission to use the property for the purpose of lighting fireworks).
Be Safe…
When lighting fireworks:
  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Only use outdoors.
  • Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand.
  • Protect your eyes.
  • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly.
  • Never relight a “dud”.
Be Responsible…
After you finish:
  • Soak used fireworks in water for at least 24 hours.
  • Be considerate – clean up used fireworks.
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.
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