Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue, in consultation with the Cities of La Center and Ridgefield, has made the difficult decision to ban the use of fireworks this year in those cities. The hot weather and dry vegetation substantially increase the risk to people and property from fireworks this year.
In addition, the City of Ridgefield, in consultation with Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue has prohibited the sale of fireworks in city limits. We are working with the RHS Booster Club to minimize the impact on their fundraising project and provide a new fundraising opportunity this summer.
We think Independence Day is worth celebrating, and encourage you to celebrate in safer ways with family and friends. The Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration will have many activities in downtown Ridgefield, learn more at www.ridgefield4th.com.
Update: Similar bans have been enacted in the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal, and unincorporated Clark County. City of Vancouver has a permanent ban on fireworks. If you need to report a firework violation, please follow the instructions below to leave 911 lines available for emergencies.
In an effort to keep 911 call takers and dispatchers responding to emergencies in Clark County, CRESA is implementing a dedicated call center July 3rd and July 4th to collect fireworks violation information from callers. Information will then be sent to the appropriate jurisdictional agency. Countywide patrol will be in place throughout the 4th of July weekend who will be issuing citations for violations due to the extreme fire danger.
To report fireworks violations in Clark County, please call 3-1-1 and listen for the prompt or dial 564-888-4004 directly where you can lodge your complaint. In addition, you can email fireworks complaint information to fireworks@Cresa911.org. Please include the location of the violation, your name, and a phone number to contact you if there is a need for clarification.
If you have a fire, medical or life threatening emergency please call 9-1-1.