July 4th Public Safety Message

The Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department would like to remind the public that there are no legal fireworks in the City of Seattle.The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them. Every year the Seattle Fire Department responds to fireworks-related fires and injuries. Each and every one of these incidents could have been prevented.

On the 4th of July, 911 centers become overloaded with non-emergency fireworks calls. DO NOT call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help from police, fire or medics. Unnecessary 911 calls block people with real emergencies from reaching 911 and getting help.

Any fireworks-related fires or injuries should be reported directly to 911. Other fireworks violations may be reported by calling the Seattle Police non-emergency number at (206) 625-5011.

The Seattle Police and Seattle Fire Department wish you a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration!

July 4th Wallingford Traffic Management Plan

Beginning at 12:00 Noon on July 4th, access to the area north of Gas Works Park will be restricted to residents and others with legitimate business in the community. The purpose of this is to ensure that emergency vehicles and home/business owners will be able to access this community while the 4th of July celebrations are occurring. The area will not be open to people seeking parking for the fireworks display.
Between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 6:00 p.m. home and business owners will be able to enter and leave the area through designated access points, including:

· Stone Way Avenue North & North Northlake Way
· North 34th Street & Stone Way Avenue North
· North 35th Street & Interlake Avenue North
· North 35th Street & Pacific Avenue North
· North 36th Street & North Northlake Way
· North 38th Street & Sunnyside Avenue North
· North 38th Street & Interlake Avenue North
· North 39th Street & Ashworth Avenue North
· North 39th Street & Woodlawn Avenue North
· North 39th Street & Wallingford Avenue North
· North 39th Street & Meridian Avenue North
· North 39th Street & Corliss Avenue North

Each of these locations will have a police officer assigned to it, screening entry into the area, ensuring that only residents and businesses are given access. Residents that are expecting guests should provide their guests with an invitation showing the address they are going to or have their guests arrive prior to 12:00 Noon.
Additionally, residents may tell their expected guests to access their community via one of the listed access points. Residents may then provide the guest list to the officer at the access point, assisting them in easily identifying authorized visitors. It is recommended that all of your guests should arrive prior to 6:00 p.m.
At 6:00 p.m. the access points will be moved one block out and access will be controlled at Stone Way Avenue North on the west and North 40th Street on the north.