Fireworks Safety Reminder: Herriman Fire Sept. 15, 2018
A fire was started by the illegal use of fireworks in Herriman on Sept. 15, 2018. Please be reminded of this incident and the importance of respecting firework restrictions for our community’s safety.
We made this short video as a reminder of the consequences of playing with fire. It is our responsibility as a community to learn from these unfortunate events and help prevent them through education.
Unfortunately this fire was caused by the illegal/improper use of fireworks during a Red Flag warning. It is on us as neighbors to identify unwise behaviors and help educate.
Over the past decade or so, our “Fire Season” has been trending deeper into the fall/winter months. It is important to understand and practice fire safety not only during summer months, but throughout the year as well.
Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) A sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) Relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent
3) A temperature of greater than 75 degrees F.
In Utah, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.