Chapter 9.26
FIREWORKS

Sections:

9.26.010    Definitions.

9.26.020    Possession of fireworks unlawful.

9.26.030    Permit required for public display of fireworks.

9.26.040    Sale and discharge of fireworks prohibited.

9.26.045    Repealed.

9.26.050    Permit fee.

9.26.060    Issuance — Nontransferable — Voiding.

9.26.065    Application for public display permit.

9.26.070    Repealed.

9.26.080    Repealed.

9.26.090    Repealed.

9.26.095    Standards for public fireworks displays.

9.26.100    Applicability.

9.26.120    Chapter in connection with state law.

9.26.130    Enforcement.

9.26.160    Penalty for violations.

9.26.010 Definitions.

The definitions of RCW Chapter 70.77 as now stated or hereinafter amended shall govern the construction of this chapter, when applicable. RCW 70.77.120 through and including RCW 70.77.230 as now stated or hereinafter amended are adopted by this reference and a copy of the same shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk for public use and inspection. (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1198 § 1, 1984: Ord. 1182 § 1, 1984: Ord. 288 § 1, 1962).

9.26.020 Possession of fireworks unlawful.

It is unlawful for any person to sell, possess, use or explode any dangerous fireworks within the city; provided, that this prohibition shall not apply to duly authorized public displays. Any item of fireworks which does not meet the State of Washington Fire Marshal’s approval in conformity with RCW Chapter 70.77, as amended shall be deemed dangerous and is prohibited by this chapter. (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1198 § 1, 1984: Ord. 1182 § 2, 1984: Ord. 288 § 2, 1962).

9.26.030 Permit required for public display of fireworks.

It is unlawful for any person to hold, conduct or engage in any public display of fireworks within the city without first having obtained and being the holder of a valid permit under the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1689 § 2, 1992: Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 3, 1984: Ord. 551 § 1, 1971: Ord. 288 § 3, 1962).

9.26.040 Sale and discharge of fireworks prohibited.

No person shall offer for retail sale or sell any fireworks within the city. Except as authorized by a state license and city permit granted pursuant to RCW 70.77.260(2) (public display) or RCW 70.77.311(2) (use by individual or group for religious or other specified purpose on approved date and at approved location), no person shall ignite, explode or discharge any fireworks within the city. (Ord. 1689 § 3, 1992: Ord. 1329 § 1, 1986: Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1198 § 2, 1984: Ord. 1182 § 4, 1984: Ord. 288 § 4, 1962).

9.26.045 Sale of fireworks to persons under sixteen years of age prohibited.

(Repealed by Ord. 1689.) (Ord. 1329 § 4, 1986).

9.26.050 Permit fee.

The annual fee for a “public display” permit for the public display of fireworks shall be set by Council resolution. (Ord. 1689 § 4, 1992: Ord. 1480 § 17(A), 1989: Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 5, 1984: Ord. 551 § 2, 1971: Ord. 288 § 5, 1962).

9.26.060 Issuance — Nontransferable — Voiding.

Each public display permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid only for the specific authorized public display event only, shall be used only by the designated permittee, and shall be nontransferable. Any transfer or unauthorized use of a permit is a violation of this chapter and shall void the permit in addition to all other sanctions provided in this code. (Ord. 1689 § 5, 1992: Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 6, 1984: Ord. 816 § 1, 1978: Ord. 551 § 3, 1971: Ord. 288 § 6, 1962).

9.26.065 Application for public display permit.

Applications for a permit to hold, conduct or operate a public display of fireworks shall be made to the Redmond Fire Prevention Bureau at least fourteen days prior to the scheduled event. Applicants shall meet all qualifications and requirements of state law regarding public display of fireworks and all fire and safety requirements as set forth in the standards for public display. (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 7, 1984: Ord. 551 § 4, 1971).

9.26.070 Application for seller’s permit — Conditions for issuance.

(Repealed by Ord. 1689.) (Ord. 1481 § 1, 1989: Ord. 1480 § 17(B), 1989; Ord. 1329 § 3, 1986; Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 8, 1984: Ord. 816 § 2, 1978: Ord. 770 § 1, 1977: Ord. 551 § 5, 1971: Ord. 290 § 1, 1962: Ord. 288 § 7, 1962).

9.26.080 Sale from stands — Exceptions.

(Repealed by Ord. 1689.) (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 9, 1984: Ord. 288 § 8, 1962).

9.26.090 Standards for temporary stands.

(Repealed by Ord. 1689.) (Ord. 1329 § 2, 1986; Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 10, 1984: Ord. 551 § 6, 1971: Ord. 288 § 9, 1962).

9.26.095 Standards for public fireworks displays.

All public fireworks displays shall conform to the following minimum standards and conditions:

(1) All public fireworks displays must be planned, organized and discharged by a State-licensed Pyrotechnician.

(2) A permit must be obtained from the city and approved by the Fire Chief or designee prior to any display of public fireworks. The permit shall include the name of the applicant and his address, the name of the Pyrotechnician and his address; the exact location, date and time of the proposed display; the number, type and class of fireworks to be displayed, the manner in which the fireworks are being stored prior to the public fireworks display; and shall include the name and address of the insurance company providing the bond required.

(3) A drawing shall be submitted to the Fire Marshal showing a plan view of the fireworks discharge site and the surrounding area within a five-hundred-foot radius. The drawing shall include all structures, fences, barricades, streets, fields, streams and any other significant factors that may be subjected to ignition or that may inhibit firefighting capabilities.

(4) A city fire department pumper and a minimum of two trained city firefighters shall be on site thirty minutes prior to and after the shooting of the event. Firefighters shall receive a minimum compensation as per the Washington State Chiefs Association’s fee schedule. All compensation for fire department apparatus will be as per the Washington State Chiefs Association’s fee schedule and shall be designated to the Redmond Fire Department Fire Prevention Fund.

(5) All combustible debris and trash shall be removed from the area of discharge for a distance of three hundred feet in all directions.

(6) All unfired or “DUD” fireworks shall be disposed of in a safe manner.

(7) A minimum of two 2A-rated pressurized water fire extinguisher and one fire blanket shall be required to be at the fireworks discharge site.

(8) The permit may be immediately revoked at any time deemed necessary by the Fire Marshal or designee due to any noncompliance, or weather conditions such as extremely low humidity or wind factor. The display may also be canceled by accidental ignition of any form of combustible or flammable material in the vicinity due to falling debris from the display.

(9) Areas of public access shall be determined by the Fire Marshal or designee and maintained in an approved manner. (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 11, 1984).

9.26.100 Applicability.

The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to the sales and use of all fireworks except “toy caps.” (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 12, 1984: Ord. 288 § 10, 1962).

9.26.120 Chapter in connection with state law.

This chapter is intended to implement RCW Chapter 70.77, and shall be construed in connection with that law and any and all rules or regulations issued pursuant thereto. (Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 288 § 12, 1962).

9.26.130 Enforcement.

The Fire Chief, or designee, is authorized to enforce all provisions of this chapter and, in addition to criminal sanctions or civil remedies, he may revoke any permit issued pursuant to this chapter upon any failure or refusal of the permittee to comply with the orders and directives of the Fire Chief or designee, and/or to comply with any provisions of this chapter or the requirements of the Redmond Zoning Code relating to temporary structures. (Ord. 2596 § 2 (part), 2011: Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1182 § 14, 1984: Ord. 551 § 8, 1971: Ord. 288 § 13, 1962).

9.26.160 Penalty for violations.

Any person violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a criminal violation, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Section 1.01.110. (Ord. 1329 § 5, 1986: Ord. 1244 § 2 (part), 1985: Ord. 1216 § 22, 1984: Ord. 288 § 17, 1962).