The Utah County Fire Marshal's responsibilities are to enforce currently adopted fire codes and Utah County fire prevention ordinances; provide technical assistance for any emergency situations throughout Utah County, and conduct fire safety inspections of all business and hazardous material operations within unincorporated Utah County for compliance to these adopted fire codes on a yearly basis.
The Fire Marshal also has the primary responsibility for investigation of fires within unincorporated Utah County and assists other cities within Utah County in this regard. Building plans, fire suppression system plans, propane plans, and burn permits are reviewed by the Fire Marshal to maintain fire safety and compliance to adopted codes.
The Utah County Fire Marshal’s office would like to remind everyone to use extreme care with fireworks during the July holidays.
Legal fireworks will be allowed in non Urban-Wildland unincorporated Utah County to celebrate the Fourth of July, and Pioneer day holidays. Fireworks may be discharged July 1st – July 7th and July 21st – July 27th from 11 AM to 11 PM. Discharge hours on the 4th and 24th will be extended to midnight.
Fireworks shall not be used or possessed in any Urban-Wildland Interface area. (Utah County Code 9-6-8, Ord. 2010- 29, 11-2-10.) A map showing the restricted areas can be accessed at www.utahcounty.gov/firemarshal.
Fireworks deemed illegal by the State of Utah are never allowed and will be confiscated by the Sheriff or Fire Department. Only use fireworks purchased in the State of Utah from licensed pyrotechnic vendors. If you purchased fireworks out of state, they are likely not legal in Utah. Citations will be issued for the possession of illegal fireworks.
Many incorporated cities within Utah County have restrictions as well. Be sure to check for local restrictions before using fireworks. Additionally, there are numerous firework restrictions throughout Utah State public lands, BLM lands, and Forest Service lands. Details of restrictions can be found at utahfireinfo.gov.
Any person responsible for the existence or spread of a wildland fire, or any other fire, on public or private property, necessitating suppression action shall be liable for the payment of the costs of the suppression action. (Utah County Code 9-1-9, Ord. 2011-24, 6-28-11).
The lighting of fireworks during the Independence Day and Pioneer Day holidays this time of year has become a tradition with many families. If families act responsibly with legal firework activities they should have an enjoyable holiday. The vast majority of legal displays occur without incident. The majority of fire incidents that occur are a result of illegal or improper firework discharges. Be smart, safe, and responsible and have an enjoyable summer holiday season.
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