Today at Camp Bonneville, the Vancouver Fire Department along with the ATF explained Vancouver’s new firework ordinance, and demonstrated the dangers of detonating illegal fireworks.

The new firework ordinance for the City of Vancouver reduces the number of days fireworks can be sold from seven to two, and limits the detonation of fireworks to independence day only. Violation of the new ordinance and curfew, 9a.m. to midnight carries a citation of $250. Detonating fireworks purchased on tribal land or using modified fireworks carries a citation of $500.

In 2012, the Vancouver City Council voted to change the sale and use of fireworks after complaints of noise, fire, and bodily injuries. At that time, Mayor Timothy Leavitt stated, “I believe this ordinance is a compromise to banning fireworks. It’s a big step in the right direction.”

For the full story, watch the video above.

New fireworks ordinance

Identifying illegal fireworks