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Fireworks and Fire Prevention

Draper City advises community members to please be careful with fireworks this season and use them only in permitted areas. Even though Utah's drought conditions have improved, the increase in precipitation has brought more growth, providing more potential fuel for fires. 

Fireworks - Restricted Areas in Draper City

To protect lives and property, due to high fire danger, the use of fireworks is prohibited in most areas of Draper City. These areas will be strictly enforced. See the fireworks restrictions boundary map below or visit our interactive Fireworks Restrictions Map to enter an address to see if it is in a restricted area. Please be aware that Sparklers are fireworks and are included in the restrictions. Some residents have asked that the City completely ban personal fireworks. State code does not allow cities to ban fireworks. Draper City can only restrict areas that meet specific criteria for high fire danger. If you observe fireworks use in restricted areas you can report it to police/fire dispatch at (801) 840-4000. If you see a fire start, call 911. 

Fireworks are NOT allowed in all Draper City Parks per City Code Section 15-1-050 (g): Possession and Use of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, or Fireworks. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or discharge any firearm or explosive of any kind including fireworks at a recreation facility except law enforcement officers and those who are allowed by state code or have received written consent to do so from the Manager.

Draper City encourages residents who want to celebrate holidays with fireworks to ensure fireworks are used on permitted dates and timeframes, within permitted areas, and following all recommended safety guidelines. To minimize risk, residents are encouraged to consider attending professional fireworks displays, which are supervised by fire personnel. As part of Draper Days, the Concerts and Fireworks are held each July. Admission to these events is free.

Sale Dates 

Class “C” fireworks can be sold on the following dates:
June 24 – July 25
December 29 – December 31
Two days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve

Discharge Dates and Times

Between the hours of 11 AM and 11 PM on the following dates except as noted:

  • July 2 – July 5 (July 4 hours extended to midnight)
  • July 22 – 25 (July 24 hours extended to midnight)
  • December 31 (11 AM – 1 AM the following day)
  • Chinese New Year’s Eve - February 9-10, 2024 (11 AM – 1 AM the following day)

Fireworks Safety Tips

Did you know fireworks caused 19,500 fires in the U.S. in 2018? Draper had its own close encounter with the Traverse Mountain Fire in 2020, which was started by fireworks in a restricted area. Fortunately, the wildfire was contained and no structures were lost. We may not always be this fortunate though if we are not careful with fireworks.

To ensure our families, homes, and neighborhoods remain safe while celebrating the summer holiday, please heed the restricted fireworks areas and follow these safety tips: 

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • An adult should always light fireworks. Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in water.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of a small fire or other mishap.
  • Spectators should keep a safe distance from fireworks, and the person lighting fireworks should wear safety glasses.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated" person light fireworks.
  • Only light fireworks one at a time then quickly move back.
  • Only persons over age 12 should handle sparklers of any type.
  • Never use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives — they can kill! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department.

Chinese Lanterns - Prohibited

Chinese Lanterns, also known as Khoom Fay, are paper lanterns or sky lanterns that emit a stunning glow and stay lit for 20 minutes, and can travel several miles. While beautiful and exciting, they are prohibited in any part of Draper City. View the Chinese Lantern Information Sheet.

Firewise Program

The Firewise Program is implemented in Draper with the goal of reducing the loss of lives, property, and resources to wildland fire by building and maintaining communities in a way that is compatible with our natural surroundings. Landowners understandably prefer to make choices related to their surroundings. Often people believe there is nothing they can do, and that wildfire mitigation is too difficult or prohibitively expensive. This is not the case. Get involved and learn about the Firewise Program.

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