Letters to the Editor

Letter from the Fire Chief; Celebrate the Fourth, safely

Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedom. With this freedom comes a shared responsibility to use fireworks safely.

Every year fireworks injure people and cause vegetation and structure fires. Whenever you light a fireworks device, be aware of your surroundings and take all safety precautions possible. Be sure spectators are at a safe distance and that you have water or a fire extinguisher nearby. Be a good neighbor and don’t restrict cars from traveling on our roads while lighting fireworks.

A reminder to parents to ensure the safety of children by closely supervising personal fireworks use and don’t overestimate their ability. An alarmingly large number of fireworks injuries are caused by simple sparklers. For the safety of children and adults, use only legal fireworks purchased from state-approved stands during the fireworks season.

Please be aware, the City of Snoqualmie will be enforcing fireworks law to make this Independence Day safer for all. Fireworks laws, guidelines, and safety tips are posted on the City of Snoqualmie website at cityofsnoqualmie.org. In case of emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Let’s work together to keep our community safe during this Independence Day celebration.


Bob Rowe

Fire Chief, City of Snoqualmie


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