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Fireworks: How to Stay Safe This 4th of July

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are a tradition, but did you know that more fires are reported on this day than on any other of the year in the United States? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy your holiday and the fireworks, with just a few simple safety tips.

Fireworks General Information

Find out about illegal versus legal fireworks and our Lower the Boom campaign

2015 Fireworks Fact Sheet

Facts and safety tips about illegal and legal fireworks in Portland

How to Keep Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

Pets are often frightened by fireworks and flee. Read these tips on how to keep pets safe.

Where to See Professional Fireworks

Leave big fireworks up to the pros. Here's where you can see safe and big fireworks.

A Safety Message from Fire Chief Janssens

Portland's fire chief explains why fireworks are such a hot topic.

2015 Illegal Fireworks Public Service Announcement Video

Illegal fireworks have real costs: it's just not worth it