Fourth of July
As the July 4th holiday approaches, we want to encourage you to celebrate July 4th by watching a professional fireworks display. Benton County Fire District 4 does not regulate nor respond to fireworks complaints. Please contact the West Richland Police Department non-emergency number at (509) 628-0333 to report illegal fireworks or fireworks discharged outside of allowed hours. Only call 911 if an injury occurs or a fire starts that you cannot manage.
BENTON COUNTY (UNINCORPORATED AREAS) – Fireworks may not be discharged anywhere in unincorporated Benton County. (BENTON COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL: https://www.co.benton.wa.us/pview.aspx?id=853&catid=0)4
CITY OF WEST RICHLAND – Fireworks may only be discharged from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. on July 2 and 3. On July 4, fireworks may be used from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Some tips to celebrate safely with fireworks if you chose to do so in an area where they are allowed:
- Please keep a bucket of sand or water, and a hose or fire extinguisher on hand to help put out any sparks or fires they may cause.
- Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
- Never allow young children to handle fireworks. Older children should use them only under close responsible adult supervision.
- Find an area to light off fireworks that is away from people, buildings, and flammable material.