Fireworks in Longview
If you are going to be using consumer fireworks to celebrate the July 4th holiday, the Longview Fire Department encourages you to do so safely, responsibly, and legally.
Be Prepared…before you light fireworks
- Use only legal fireworks, purchased locally at licensed sales locations
- Keep pets indoors
- Always have a garden hose or a bucket of water nearby just in case
Be Safe…when lighting fireworks
- Only adults should light fireworks
- Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from buildings, vehicles, and dry vegetation
- Follow the directions on the device – do not hold in your hand or throw fireworks
- Always place fireworks on a hard, level surface
- Use eye protection and do not allow any part of your body to cross over the tip of an ignited fireworks device
- Light one device at a time and move away quickly
- NEVER attempt to re-light a ‘dud’ – wait 20 minutes and place it in a bucket of water
- NEVER aim fireworks at people or structures
For information about fireworks-related injuries and fires in Washington State, click on this link:
Be Responsible…after you finish
- Soak ALL used fireworks in water overnight
- NEVER PLACE USED FIREWORKS DEBRIS IN OR NEAR YOUR HOME!
- Be a good neighbor – use fireworks in a manner that keeps debris on your property
- Keep matches and lighters away from children
The best way to ensure the fireworks you use are legal is to make your purchases from licensed sales locations within the City of Longview. Fireworks purchased outside of the city (such as on Tribal lands or through the internet) are often of a variety not allowed in Washington State.
The following types of fireworks are illegal:
- If it is guided by a stick (bottle rockets) or fins (missiles)
- If it has no other function except to explode (firecrackers, M-80’s, etc.)
- Homemade devices or modified consumer fireworks
Follow this link to see examples of both legal and illegal fireworks:
Per Longview Municipal Code Title 18, fireworks can be used only during the following dates and times:
June 28th 12 p.m. (noon) to 11 p.m.
June 29th to July 3 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
July 4th 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
July 5th 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
December 31st 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
January 1st 12 a.m. midnight to 1 a.m.
Also, please be aware that per LMC 13.01.090, it is unlawful for any person to possess, ignite, explode, or discharge fireworks of any description in any of the public parks within the City of Longview except as allowed via a permit for a public display of fireworks.
If you have questions or concerns about firework activity please call Longview Police Non-Emergency number at 360-442-5800.
For more information, please contact the Longview Fire Department at (360) 442-5503 or via e-mail at LFD@mylongview.com.