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Guidelines for Fireworks in Southern Nevada

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Here is a guideline for fireworks
in Southern Nevada.

  • "Safe and Sane" fireworks are the only type that can legally be sold, purchased, or used within Clark County
  • "Safe and Sane" means they have met strict standards of performance tests by area fire departments and national standards
  • Fireworks can legally be sold, purchased, or used from June 28 -  July 4 only.
  • Legal fireworks can only be purchased from  booths approved by fire department, which are owned and operated by nonprofit organizations.
  • Illegal fireworks are those which have not met the "Safe and Sane" performance standards.
  • Typically, they have these characteristics: dart about, rocket (bottle rockets, roman candles, etc.), and/or explode.
  • Also, illegal fireworks generally are not as well made and have non-safety fuses (meaning they can be ignite on the side, reducing the amount of time before ignition occurs.
  • Unfortunately, illegal fireworks can be purchased outside of-but close to-Clark County.
  • Most fires and injuries are caused by illegal types.
  • " Safe and Sane" fireworks become 'illegal' outside of the dates mentioned above.
  • Possessing or using illegal fireworks is a misdemeanor.
  • NO type of fireworks are ever allowed on federal property: Mt.Charleston, Lake Mead, etc.
     
    Safety Tips:
  • Use only "Safe and Sane" and only as described on label
  • Restrict use to areas with hard surfaces -- parking lots, cul-de-sacs, etc.
  • Have a pre-connected garden hose in case of fire
  • Have a five gallon bucket of water in which to put spent fireworks (let them cool before handling)
  • Keep an eye on children and make sure they do not approach fireworks
  • If a firework fails to ignite, do not approach it for an extended period of time.
  • Young children should not handle fireworks, even sparklers (they reach very high temperatures)
  • All types of fireworks can cause burns and start fires
  • Should a burn occur, use cool water, compress, and if blistering occurs (2nd degree), seek medical help
  • Do not drink (alcohol) and set off fireworks
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