ALL Fireworks Banned by City of Bend
The City of Bend has declared a local state of emergency in response to the ongoing extremely high temperatures and the high risk for fire during this summer’s drought conditions. The emergency order includes the immediate ban on the use of all fireworks – legal or illegal – within the City of Bend. Assistant City Manage Jon Skidmore said “Allowing fireworks during this drought would create unnecessary fire risk and stress our limited public safety and water resources even more.”
The declaration of this local state of emergency is effective immediately and remains in effect through July 9, 2021.
Under the emergency order, use of any fireworks is a class A civil infraction and carries a penalty of a fine up to $750. The City is asking for the community’s support in keeping Bend safe by complying with the ban on fireworks.
Community members are encouraged to report the use of fireworks by calling 541-693-6911, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Email will not trigger a response because it is not continuously monitored.) Use of fireworks posing an immediate risk to persons or property are emergencies and should be reported by calling 911.
(Professional fireworks displays at Vince Genna Stadium on July 3 and Pilot Butte State Park on July 4 will continue as scheduled. These professional fireworks displays have been approved by the State Fire Marshall and Bend Fire & Rescue. They include plans to reduce the risk for fire and quickly respond to any fire incidents related to the events.)