Community Risk Reduction
Public Fire and Life Safety Information
Facts about Fireworks
Fire officials want to remind Renton residents about the fireworks ban that has been in place since 2005. The ban prohibits the possession and discharge of fireworks of any kind throughout the year, including the 4th of July. Violators are subject to both criminal and civil citations, confiscation of fireworks and possible fines of $100 to $500. Additionally, the sale, possession, and use of explosive devices such as M-80's, M-100's, and homemade or modified fireworks are a felony offense, and violators will face criminal prosecution. To report violators, please call 9-1-1.
To enjoy fireworks in a safe environment, citizens are encouraged to attend a public fireworks display such Renton's Fabulous 4th of July presented by The Landing on Monday, July 4, at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Visit the Office of the State Fire Marshal and/or the King County Fire Marshal Services Office for more information regarding public displays and additional fireworks related information.
You are also reminded that the sale and discharge regulations do vary outside of the City of Renton. Before you make your celebration plans be sure to find out what regulations apply in other incorporated and unincorporated areas throughout King County. For a complete list of these regulations and safety tips click here.
Get Ready to Grill (BBQ Safety)
Spring has sprung and that means warm weather and backyard barbeques are just around the corner. Before you fire up the grill, it is important to carefully clean it and check for any damaged parts. Everyone is reminded that propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. To help prevent fires keep grills away from structures, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Barbeque grills get very hot, keep children and pets out of the grill area for their safety.
Safety Tips for Teen Drivers
While spring is the time for students to celebrate prom and graduation, it is also a very dangerous time for teen drivers. Statistics show that car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for teens in Washington. Most of these crashes are caused by teens who are distracted, speeding, or impaired by drugs or alcohol. However, parents and teens can do a lot to reduce the chances of being in a car crash.
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Preschool Fire Safety
Free curriculum is available for preschool teachers who would like to teach fire safety skills to their students. The program includes lesson plans, interactive activities, games, and a video. After completing the program, preschools can request a special Fire Department visit to their school, or a fire station tour.
Stations Tours and Firefighter Visits: The Renton Fire & Emergency Services Department provides fire station tours and visits from firefighters to the communities we serve.