This summer, the South Jordan Fire Department would like to remind our residents of the increased fire risk that is present throughout our state. 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 canals and other waterways throughout the city. Other areas that are restricted to fireworks include South Jordan City property, Salt Lake County parks and facilities, as well as areas through and around the Jordan River Parkway.
The Fire Department now has interactive maps, that allow residents to input their address to view their proximity to firework exclusion areas, or to check other areas within the City for restrictions:
Fireworks Discharge Dates & Times
- July 2, 3, 5 - 11 am to 11 pm
- July 22, 23, 25 - 11 am to 11 pm
- July 4th and July 24th - 11 am to Midnight
Fireworks Law & Safety Tips
If you see illegal fireworks being discharged in the restricted areas, please notify the South Jordan Police Department at 801-840-4000.
Safety Tips for Protecting Your Home
Creating defensible space is clearing or modifying the vegetation around your home to reduce fire threats. Defensible space could be your properly-maintained backyard, but another property owner may need to provide 200 feet of defensible space around their property depending on whether they have tall trees, structures, etc. 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 approaching wildland fire.
- Remove dead and dying debris - This is especially important in places that it piles up like gutters, planters, and ditches.
- Store wood at least 20 feet away from your home - You can also completely 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.
Prohibited Fireworks in Utah
- Aerial Salute
- Any device containing a rocket
- Bottle rocket
- Cake containing more than 500 grams of pyrotechnic composition
- Cannon Cracker
- Cherry Bomb
- Flash Shell
- Ground Salute
- Missile Rocket
- Re-loadable aerial shell rocket
- Rocket mounted on a wire stick
- Roman Candle
- Single shot
Fireworks Restrictions for Bingham Creek Area
This holiday season of July the South Jordan Fire Department would like to remind our residents of the increased fire risk around the Bingham Creek firework restricted area. Due to the high fire danger, State law and City Ordinance prohibited the use of fireworks within 200 feet of the Bingham Creek trail and open space area boundaries.
Outside of the Bingham Creek boundary, it is important to use caution when using fireworks:
- Aerial fireworks are designed to travel up to 150 feet into the air and then explode.
- Fireworks should be placed on a hard level surface outdoors, in a clear and open area prior to ignition.
- Anyone under the age of 16 should not handle or operate aerial fireworks.
- Ignition of aerial fireworks shall be a minimum of 30 feet from any structure or vertical obstruction.
- Keep a water source or bucket of water nearby in the event of an emergency
- Sparklers can be deceiving; they can burn up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause serious burn injuries.
- Class “C” fireworks can be sold from June 24th through July 25th
- Fireworks purchased within Utah are permitted for use.
- Other aerial-type fireworks, firecrackers, M-80s, bottle rockets, roman candles are illegal in the State of Utah.
*Please note that while the videos above were produced in 2020 and 2021, the information is still pertinent. The updated restricted area maps are linked below.