Without a permit, it is illegal to have or set off fireworks that fly, move erratically, explode or go more than 6 feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air. Fines for restricted items can be $500, but officers generally just confiscate illegal items. Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.
• Base fountains, cone fountains
• Handle fountains
• Ground bloom flowers
• Crazy jacks, jumping jacks
• Sky/missile/bottle rockets
• Roman candles
• Aerial spinners
Depending on where you live, additional restrictions may apply:
• In Bend, it is illegal for anyone younger than 18 to buy, sell or use fireworks.
• In Sisters, fireworks can't be sold, but legal ones can be used.
• Jefferson and Crook counties follow the state's regulations.
• All fireworks are banned on federal land all year, and all fireworks have been banned on state and private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Go online to find the state's webpage on fireworks safety and other information: http://1.usa.gov/1aRUGEd
• An adult should always be present when fireworks are used.
• Children should never be allowed to play with matches and/or lighters. Keep fireworks away from small children.
• Use fireworks outdoors and only one at a time. Have a bucket of water handy for dousing the duds and spent fireworks.
• Do not try to make your own fireworks.
• Don't throw fireworks at people or pets.
• Never leave your dog alone or outside. Go for a long walk before celebrating to tire your dog out. Distract the animal with obedience behaviors or treats when fireworks are going off, and keep the dog on a leash for better control. Make sure tags and microchip information are up to date should the dog run off.
Sources: Bulletin reporting, Oregon state fire marshal's “How to Use Fireworks Safely” handout, cesarsway.com