The emergency order includes an immediate ban on the use of all fireworks – legal or illegal – within the City of Bend. It also allows the City to mobilize resources to provide support services to unhoused community members.
Professional fireworks displays at Vince Genna Stadium (July 3) and Pilot Butte State Park (July 4) will continue as scheduled.
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 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use of fireworks posing an immediate risk to persons or property are emergencies and should be reported by calling 911.
Please do your part to ensure the safety of our community –- opt out of using fireworks this year! Start a new tradition with your loved ones this independence day, and stay cool! To read more about the emergency declaration, click here.
The declaration of a local state of emergency is effective immediately and remains in effect through July 9, 2021.