Fireworks Safety

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Keep in Mind

Help us keep Wood Village safe. Fireworks and explosives are not allowed in any City parks or open spaces. Pick up fireworks trash and place in bucket of water before tossing in garbage. Fireworks left littering neighborhood streets is a violation of City code and clogs storm drains, pollutes streams and hurts wildlife.

Please be courteous to neighbors and neighborhood pets and animals. The City has a noise ordinance so be sure to wrap up holiday parties and activities by 10:00 PM.

What’s Illegal in Oregon

  • Fireworks that fly into the air, explode, act unpredictably or move more than 12 feet on the ground.
  • Firecrackers, bottle rockets and roman candles.
  • If it goes airborne, it’s likely illegal.

Fireworks and explosives are not allowed in any City park or open space. For Firework FAQs and more information, visit the Oregon State Fire Marshal website.

Possession of illegal fireworks is a Class B misdemeanor and carries up to a $2,500 fine and up to a $500 civil penalty.

It’s against the law to make or modify fireworks in Oregon.

Fireworks Safety

Every year fireworks ignite hundreds of fires in Oregon. Fires on roofs, in shrubs and bark dust and on decks are common and can cause damage to your home and injury to your family.

Fireworks Safety Tips

  • Use only legal fireworks.
  • Use fireworks only in legal places (fireworks are prohibited on beaches, state and national parks and state and federal forest land).
  • Store fireworks out of children’s reach.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Always have a garden hose or a bucket of water on hand.
  • Never re-light a “dud” firework; wait 10-15 minutes, then soak in a bucket of water.
  • Discard firework debris in a non-combustible container.
  • Talk to friends and neighbors about celebrating without fireworks. Have a picnic or play volleyball, then go to a public fireworks show together.

Do not call 911 to report fireworks. Only call 911 if it is an emergency.