Increase Fines For Fireworks in Tacoma

Increase Fines For Fireworks in Tacoma

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Melissa Counley started this petition to Tacoma City Council

More harm comes from fireworks in private homes on the Fourth of July and New Years Eve than any good. As the strong and intelligent city Tacoma is, we need to stand together for more widespread information about the ban on fireworks. For those who break the law, we need increased fines and publicly posted warnings to deter firework carelessness.

On July 4th in particular, more pets are lost due to irresponsible firework use than any other day of the year. Many never return home according to studies that can be found on ASPCA. Just search lost pet statistics from reputable sources and you will find the alarming numbers you never would have known about.

On these days as well, numerous Veterans who served for our lives become a vulnerable group sending some into traumatic memories of times best not revisited twice a year...every year. We can't possibly continue to disrespect those with PTSD and who literally sacrificed their lives just to be selfish. Visit Militarywithptsd.org or USMC Services Community for more information.

Remember the fire and smoke filled summers of 2017 and 2018? It's too dry any year to light uncontrolled, unsafe home fireworks. A teen in Oregon has $36 million in fines due to wildfires started by fireworks. It is unsafe in an uncontrolled situation and anything not by pyrotechnics with fire departments on hand should be more heavily fined and warned throughout the city of its prohibition.

While our country these days is not the shining light of intelligence, respect, or understanding for our fellow humans, environment, or animals; let's lead in Tacoma and PUBLICLY BAN FIREWORKS. Keep our pets safe, respect our Vets and other vulnerable groups with respiratory issues or trauma, prevent fires and protect what's left of our environment. 

City Council, we need more done about this carelessness. 911 call centers should not be overwhelmed by fireworks calls on these holidays for something that is all ready banned. We need higher fines posted for all to see and zero tolerance through notices, social media, small business support and general public posted information about respecting our Vets, pets and each other.

Sign the petition and start supporting Tacoma in an intelligent, respectful way. 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!