Fireworks Ban in Effect for Areas of Unincorporated Ada County
Posted on 06-27-2012
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2012
Contact: Jessica Donald
(Boise, ID) – With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, Ada County Commissioners would like residents to be informed that a fireworks ban is in effect for unincorporated areas of Ada County, but only in areas that are outside of city limits and outside of any fire protection district.
Ordinance #760 takes effect each year from June 1st through October 31st, as a precaution to help prevent accidental fires in rural areas of the county that are not protected by a fire district. Typically conditions in these areas are such that a severe fire threat exists during the summer months when large amounts of dry vegetation exist. These conditions create a significant risk for wildfire, so Commissioners aim to help reduce that risk by banning fireworks in unprotected areas of the county during any fire season in which a severe threat exists. Commissioners signed Resolution #1827 yesterday indicating that under the current severe threat conditions, a ban is in effect for this year.
As stated in Ordinance #760, during this ban, any person caught using fireworks in unincorporated Ada County outside of established fire protection districts, could be charged with a misdemeanor.
Prior to using fireworks in any area of Ada County, residents are cautioned to check their city and fire district regulations to determine areas where fireworks are allowed or prohibited.
The details of Ordinance #760 and Resolution #1827, as well as a map of areas where fireworks are prohibited in unincorporated Ada County, are available at www.adaweb.net orvia the links below.