FROM SALT LAKE VALLEY FIRE CHIEFS —

The Salt Lake Valley Fire Chiefs joined together to release a video urging citizens to skip personal fireworks over the upcoming holiday celebrations, citing risks from extreme drought conditions.

The Chiefs are encouraging residents to celebrate by attending one of the many professional fireworks shows that being held locally.

“With the current extreme drought conditions, we have real concerns that our fire personnel will be inundated with fireworks-related incidences,” said Terry Addison, Chair of the Salt Lake Valley Fire Alliance and South Salt Lake Fire Chief. “Even in areas where fireworks are allowed, there are extreme risks of fires.

Emergency situations created by the use of personal fireworks are avoidable if residents choose to celebrate the holidays in other ways. The Salt Valley Chiefs are asking citizens to skip personal fireworks this year and allow local fire departments to focus on other emergency situations.

The video also encourages citizens to use the non-emergency dispatch numbers to report illegal fireworks. Please call 801-799-3000 for Sandy and Salt Lake City and 801-840-4000 for the rest
of the valley. 911 should only be called to report fires or injuries.

FROM UNIFIED FIRE —

The fireworks restricted areas map for all of Salt Lake County will be officially published on our website June 1st . A few restricted areas were added to Cottonwood Heights, Herriman and White City. All other areas remain the same.

The fireworks restricted areas map can be viewed on our website: https://unifiedfire.org/prevention/fireworks/

Sales of legal fireworks allowed: Beginning on June 24th and ending on July 25th .

Discharge Dates: 2 days before, day of, and 1 day after July 4th and 24th .

Hours of discharge: 11am – 11pm
– July 4th and 24th – discharge allowed until midnight.

Penalties:
Persons guilty of an infraction if: (up to $1,000 fine)
Discharge of fireworks outside of legal dates.
Discharge of fireworks in an area where fireworks are prohibited.

Disposal of fireworks: Utah Administrative Rule R710-15-5, prohibits disposal of seized or turned in fireworks by local entities and MUST BE
TURNED OVER TO OUR SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT DIVISION.

Link to the Utah fireworks law.
https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title15A/Chapter5/15A-5-S202.5.html?v=C15A-5-S202.5_2018050820180508
https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title53/Chapter7/53-7-S225.html?v=C53-7-S225_2018050820180508

Utah Administrative Rule:
R710-2: https://adminrules.utah.gov