The Board of Kittitas County Commissioners will meet at 2:00 p.m. on February 16, 2016 at 205 W. 5th Street in the Board of County Commissioner's Auditorium to consider a code and policy change that will allow the Fire Marshal to place an emergency ban on fireworks when certain criteria has been met.
Proposed Fireworks Ban Code Section
KCC 9.30.035 Fire Marshal’s Authority To Prohibit Discharge
The Kittitas County Fire Marshal is authorized to prohibit the ignition or discharge of fireworks within the unincorporated areas of Kittitas County whenever the fire danger components and indices have reached or exceeded those described in Standard Operating Procedure F01-10 as now existing or as hereafter amended.
Proposed Policy Change
Standard Operating Procedures
IMPLEMENTING A FIREWORKS BAN
SCOPE: This guideline shall outline criteria under which the Fire Marshal has the discretion to implement a fireworks ban.
PURPOSE: To provide the Fire Marshal and the public with consistency by creating guidelines based on fire weather and danger observations from credible sources, which the Fire Marshal shall consider when deciding whether a ban on fireworks is necessary.
PROCEDURE: The Fire Marshal shall be given the discretion to ban fireworks, by zone or district, when the following fire danger components and indices have been reached in at least one of the three RAWs Stations:
FIRE MARSHAL: ___________________________________________________
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