Have a Safe 4th of July In Birch Bay

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce wants to remind everyone that the use of fireworks is regulated by the Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office and is limited to certain days, hours and types of fireworks.  So have fun this year, enjoy the Bay and stay safe!  We are also posting the regulations for fire works from the Whatcom County Fire Marshal below:

When can I light off fireworks?

In unincorporated Whatcom County consumer fireworks may be discharged on the following dates and times:

  • June 28th from noon until 11:00 p.m.
  • June 29th thru July 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • July 4th from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • July 5th  from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • December 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on January 1st.

Which Fireworks are legal to use?

Consumer Fireworks (1.4g) that are sold a Washington State Licensed and Whatcom County Permitted stand are allowed to be used in the county.  These fireworks include the following:

Sparklers Flitter Sparkler
Cylindrical Fountain Cone Fountain
Illuminating Torch Wheels
Ground Spinners Mine/Shell
Smoke Devices Roman Candles
Combination Items Helicopter Aerial

Which Fireworks are legal on Tribal Land?

Firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles and rockets are legal to possess and discharge on tribal lands. These items are illegal in Washington State and become illegal fireworks when possessed off tribal lands.

Explosive Devices that are illegal everywhere:
M-80’s and larger, dynamite and any improvised, homemade or altered explosive devices such as tennis balls or cherry bombs are illegal explosive devices. Persons in possession or using illegal explosive devices can and should be charged with a felony.

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One Response to Have a Safe 4th of July In Birch Bay

  1. Ruth says:

    And please, if you bring it in, tote it out. Each year, following the 4th, residents collect tons of debris from the beach to make it welcoming for future visitors. You can help by taking care of your little part of that. We thank you in advance.

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