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July 4th: Enjoy fireworks safely

boy-with-sparkler-in-handsCelebrate safely with these tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Council on Fireworks Safety, and the City of Walla Walla:

  • Always read and follow label directions.
  • Have an adult present.
  • Buy from reliable fireworks sellers.
  • Ignite outdoors.
  • Have water handy.
  • Never give fireworks to small children.
  • Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks.
  • Light one at a time.
  • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Dispose of properly.
  • Never throw fireworks at another person.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

Fireworks are allowed July 4–6 from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The following fireworks are restricted in Walla Walla:

  • Any firework specifically designed to produce a loud noise such as whistles, explosions or reports.
  • Any firework device not defined as a non-aerial common firework.

Keep an eye out for skateboarders

skateboardTable Rock is a popular destination for a group of skateboarders.

The homeowners association board has checked to see if laws regulate this activity, and the answer at this point is no—skateboarding in the subdivision is legal.

Board members have talked with the skateboarders and told them we’d like to cooperate with them for their safety and the safety of those of us who live in this neighborhood.

They’ve been asked to watch carefully for approaching cars and people walking in the area.

We’ll also need to watch for the skateboarders while driving, biking or walking.

Please contact a board member if problems develop.