HAZARDOUS DEVICES SQUAD FIREWORKS GUIDE

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The Pierce County Sheriff Department Hazardous Devices Squad (Bomb Squad) will be responding to fireworks calls and suspicious improvised devices as usual throughout the July 4th holiday.  The following information is given to assist in the processing and storage of fireworks.  Guidelines are also provided as to when to call for HDS.

Fireworks:

Attached are photos of legal state authorized consumer fireworks and illegal fireworks.

Storage:

The South Hill Precinct is the primary storage area for fireworks.  All fireworks should be left in the original packaging if possible or placed in paper sacks.

A detachment may temporarily store a small quantity of fireworks until HDS is notified for pickup.  University Place Police and Fire Department have a large metal container available for the west side.  All other patrol areas should use South Hill outside storage locker (the storage locker used for combustibles, first cage on the right…

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