Fire Prevention FAQs

 How do I find out if it is a burn day?
As of December 31, 2000 all “outdoor burning” (Except wind blown Tumble Weeds) is banned in the City of Pasco. To find out if it is a burn day please call 544-3098. If it is an approved tumble weed burn day please follow the phone instructions.

 Are fireworks permitted/legal in Pasco?
No, the City of Pasco has an ordinance which prohibits the personal use of fireworks. Violation of this ordinance may subject a person to fines and penalties. Be safe, be legal, and don’t use fireworks.

 How do I store hazardous materials?
Do not store any hazardous materials in the garage or home, If you have paint, varnish or chemicals we recommend that your store them in an approved one hour metal locker. This locker can be purchased at your nearest hardware store. If you wish to dispose of any household chemicals, contact Basin Disposal at 547-2476 for the location of the nearest collection site.

 Where do I report fire hazards?
Fire hazards are reported the Pasco Code Enforcement Department. If you think you have discovered a fire hazard (ex. Tall grass or weeds on lots, accumulations of flammable junk or debris, unsafe wiring) note location (address) and report it to City Code Enforcement Officer at 545-5743. Be prepared to describe the nature of the fire hazard. If you are reporting a fire in progress which requires immediate attention, or an actual emergency situation, call 911 immediately.

 Does the Fire Department install smoke detectors and change batteries?
Not as a general rule. We do offer a program for senior citizens once a year where area firefighters supply smoke detector batteries and change smoke detectors as needed for the elderly. For more information, please call the Fire Department at (509) 545-3426 or the 
Pasco Senior Center at (509) 545-3459.