safety tips


Only “safe and sane” fireworks are allowed to be used, except in cases of commercial shows. But not all “safe and sane” fireworks are legal in Clark County and its cities. The best way to ensure that your fireworks are not illegal is to buy from locally licensed and inspected fireworks booths. Additionally, one can look for the California State Fire Marshal seal that is permanently affixed on the packaging. (Stickers are not allowed.). Fireworks may only be used June 28-July 4 and are not allowed after midnight on July 4.

Be a good neighbor when using fireworks, and be considerate of those who are sensitive to loud noises especially the elderly, veterans, children and pets.

Be prepared in case of fire. Have a pre-connected garden hose handy. Maintain several five gallon buckets filled with water where you can place discharged fireworks.

Use fireworks on flat, hard surfaces such as parking lots, cul-de-sacs, etc. away from buildings, vehicles, dry brush and bystanders. Always use fireworks outdoors.

Coordinate lighting the items so that everyone in the group anticipates when they will be set off and are not surprised.

Keep close supervision on children and pets; maintaining a distance away from the fireworks that are being ignited minimizes the possibility of injury. Do not let children ignite fireworks.

These can be popular items to give young children, but they can get hot enough to cause clothes to catch fire or cause bad skin burns when used.

Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight to make certain they do not re-ignite.

Never try to make your own fireworks.

Clean up litter left behind by fireworks. Don’t allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event. Some may still be ignited and can explode at any time. Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the trash.

Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight to make certain they do not re-ignite.

See a listing of public fireworks shows.