Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just a Reminder...

All Fireworks are illegal in the City of Tacoma. Violators of the fireworks law are subject to a $257 fine and the confiscation of their fireworks.

Please call (253) 798-4722 to report violations (only use 911 to report emergencies). The Tacoma Police Department will respond to fireworks related call as units become available.

We recommend you attend the Freedom Fair for a fantastic fireworks show!

Finally, for all of you pet owners, prepare now for potential problems with you pets and the 4th. The Tacoma Pierce County Human Society recommends the following.
  • Leave your pet home! Don’t plan on leaving him or her in the car. Home is safest!
  • If you go out, keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Make sure there is nothing around that you pet could chew or that could hurt your pet. If possible, leave a television or radio playing.
  • If you know that your pet is frightened of fireworks, ask your veterinarian about sedatives for your pet.
  • Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain.
  • Make sure your pets are wearing identification so that if they do become lost, they can be returned to you!