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By: Stefani Walker On: June 15, 2021 In: Latest News Comments: 0

This summer, the South Jordan Fire Department would like to remind residents of the increased fire risk that is present throughout Utah. Due to the high fire danger, Utah State Law and a proclamation by the City prohibit the use of fireworks within 200 feet of the Bingham Creek area, as well as within 200 feet of canals and other waterways throughout the city. Other areas that are restricted for Fireworks include South Jordan City property, Salt Lake County parks and facilities, and areas through and around the Jordan River Parkway.

2021 Firework Restricted Areas

FIREWORKS DISCHARGE DATES AND TIMES


  July 2, 3, 5                                    11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

July 22, 23, 25                               11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    July 4, 24                                   11:00 a.m. to Midnight


FIREWORKS LAW 


There are several types of fireworks that are prohibited by Utah law, which are listed below:

  • Firecrackers, re-loadable aerial shell rockets, bottle rockets
  • Cannon crackers, aerial salutes, roman candles
  • Ground Salutes, flash shells, rockets mounted on a wire stick
  • M-80s, comets, any device containing a rocket
  • Cherry bombs, cake containing more than 500 grams of pyrotechnic composition, single shot
  • Skyrockets, mines, missile rockets

If you see illegal fireworks being discharged in the restricted areas, please notify the South Jordan Police Department at (801) 840-4000.


SAFETY TIPS


Clearing or modifying the vegetation around your home will reduce the threat of fire. This is called defensible space.  It is recommended that homeowners evaluate their property up to 200’ and take protective measures to reduce the risk of a wildfire within South Jordan. The first 30 feet around your home is the primary ignition zone. Making sure you clear the vegetation around your home provides our firefighters with a safe place to defend your home from a wildland fire. Take the following steps to create defensible space around your property.

Remove dead and dying debris. This is especially important in places that it piles up like gutters, planters, and ditches.

Store wood at least 30 feet away from your home. You can also cover it to protect it from blowing sparks and embers.

Properly maintain plants in the area. This includes pruning, removing dead and dying materials, and keeping them well watered and green.