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Unless the context in which they are used otherwise requires, the following definitions shall govern the construction of the terms found in this chapter:

A. "Fireworks" means any composition or device, in a finished state, containing any combustible or explosive substance for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, and classified as common or special fireworks.

B. "Special Fireworks" includes any fireworks designed primarily for exhibition display by producing visible or audible effects. The term includes fireworks commonly known as skyrockets, missile type rockets, firecrackers, salutes and chasers and fireworks not classified as common fireworks.

C. "Common Fireworks" means any fireworks designed primarily produce visible or audible effects by combustion.

1. The term includes:

a. Ground and hand held sparkling devices, including items commonly known as dipped sticks, sparklers, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, and flitter sparklers;

b. Smoke devices;

c. Fireworks commonly known as helicopters, aerial spinners, roman candles, mines and shells;

d. Class C explosives classified on January 1, 1 as common fireworks by the United States Department Transportation.

2. The term does not include fireworks commonly know firecrackers, salutes, chasers skyrockets, and missile rockets.

D. "Agricultural and Wildlife Fireworks" includes Fireworks devices distributed to farmers, ranchers, and growers through wildlife management program administered by the United States Department of the Interior.

E. "Public Display of Fireworks" means an entertainment fez where the public is admitted or permitted to view the display discharge of special fireworks.

F. "Fire Nuisance" means anything or any act which increases or may cause an increase of, the hazard or menace of fire to a greater degree than customarily recognized as normal by persons in the public service of preventing, suppressing, or extinguishing fire; or which may obstruct, delay, or hinder, or may become the cause of any obstruction, delay or the hindrance to the prevention of or extinguishment of fire.

G. "License" means a nontransferable formal authorization which the State Fire Marshal is permitted to issue under RCW Chapter 70.77 to engage in the acts specifically designated therein.

H. "Permit" means the official permission granted by the City of George for the purpose of doing any act which is regulated by this ordinance.

I. "Person" includes any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, concern, corporation," estate, trust, business trust, receiver, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unit.

J. "Manufacturer" includes any person who manufactures, makes, constructs, fabricates, or produces any fireworks article or device but does not include persons who assemble or fabricate sets or mechanical pieces in public displays of fireworks.

K. "Wholesaler" includes any person who sells fireworks to a retailer or any other person for resale and any person who sells special fireworks to public display permittees.

L. "Retailer" includes any person who, at a fixed location or place of business, sells, transfers, or gives common fireworks to a consumer or user.

M. "Pyrotechnic operator" includes any individual who by experience and training has demonstrated the required skill and ability for safely setting up and discharging public displays of fireworks.

N. "Fire Chief" means the Chief Officer of the George Fire Department and/or his designee who shall be the local fire official for purposes of RCW 70.77.