Fireworks / Fire Danger
Draper City is advising community members to please be careful with fireworks this season and use them only in permitted areas. This summer season is predicted to be a very dry, hot weather pattern.
Fireworks - Prohibited Areas in Draper City
To protect lives and property, the use of fireworks is prohibited in certain areas of Draper City. These areas will be strictly enforced during the July holiday season. For permitted areas, click here to view the Fireworks Prohibited Area map.
Sparklers are allowed, however residents are asked to use precaution in dry, grassy areas. Always have a bucket of water nearby to douse the hot sparklers.
Fireworks are prohibited in all Draper City Parks per City Code Section 15-1-050 (g) Possession and Use of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, or Fireworks. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or discharge any firearm or explosive of any kind including fireworks at a recreation facility excepting law enforcement officers and those who are allowed by state code or have received written consent to do so from the Manager.
Chinese Lanterns, also known as Khoom Fay, are paper lanterns or sky lanterns that emit a stunning glow that stays lit for 20 minutes and can travel several miles. While beautiful and exciting, they are prohibited in any part of Draper City. Chinese Lantern Information Sheet
The Firewise Program is being intorduced in Draper with the goal to reduce the loss of lives, property and resources to wildland fire by building and maintaining communities in a way that is compatible with our natural surroundings. Landowners understandably prefer to make choices related to their surroundings. Often people believe there is nothing they can do, that wildfire mitigation is too difficult or prohibitively expensive. This is not the case. Get involved. Learn about the Firewise Program at: http://firewise.org/communities/usa-recognition-program.aspx