Fireworks

While fireworks are a popular and fun display of patriotism, they should always be handled with safety and courtesy for individuals and property in mind.

Every year, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responds to multiple fires due to improper use of fireworks, including the 2016 Henry’s Creek Fire which was the largest fire recorded in Bonneville County history.Idaho Falls Fire Department Wild Land Firefighting

  • Safe and sane fireworks may only be purchased within city limits between June 23 and July 5.
  • The Fire Marshal has the authority to approve or disapprove of firework display permits for various community events involving pyrotechnics.
  • Please be courteous of others. Residents may be cited for disturbing the peace if they are found to be causing a disturbance in neighborhoods because of fireworks. 
  • Prior to purchasing fireworks, learn more about illegal or banned fireworks inside city limits by reviewing the city code.
  • Review the Fireworks State of Idaho statute by clicking HERE.  

Safety

  • Keep safety in mind when lighting fireworks. Never light fireworks inside a structure.
  • Point fireworks away from homes, and keep from brush, leaves and flammable substances. Never throw fireworks at people.
  • Maintain a minimum 40ft clear space when lighting fireworks and stand several feet away once lit. If a firework does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it; put it out with water and dispose of it.
  • Always have a bucket of water, hose, and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
  • Closely supervise children around fireworks. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Children must be at least 16 years of age to light fireworks.
  • Sparklers may seem harmless, but can cause severe injuries as they burn at about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals. Children should be supervised while using sparklers.
  • If a child or adult is injured by fireworks, seek medical attention immediately.

For additional information about fireworks, please contact our Fire Prevention/Investigation Division at (208) 612-8497, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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