Light ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em! Safe And Sane Fireworks Are Now Legal In Nevada
This year is flying by! July begins on Saturday, and Independence Day is less than a week away. You will now see safe and sane fireworks on sale throughout the Las Vegas valley. Here are some safety tips to keep your 4th of July celebration injury free.
Here’s When Safe And Sane Fireworks Are Legal In Nevada
Safe and sane fireworks are the only legal fireworks to purchase or light up in Nevada. Furthermore, they are only legal this year between June 28th and 12:01am on July 5th. That’s right, one minute after midnight, you can be cited for lighting up fireworks. Even if they are safe and sane.
Safe And Sane Fireworks Safety Tips
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue has posted some safety tips on their Facebook page. First of all, only light fireworks which are set on a flat, concrete surface. Secondly, before you light one up, be sure to read the manufacturer’s directions. Follow those directions closely or you could end up becoming seriously injured.
Safety officials also strongly recommend having a bucket of water near your fireworks location. In this manner, you will be able to soak all used fireworks. You don’t want any sparks or embers flying through the air. You know how dry it is here in the Las Vegas valley. In addition, there are usually strong winds on the 4th of July. You don’t want to be responsible for embers landing on dry brush.
Occasionally, you’ll end up with a dud. Whenever you have fireworks which do not light or explode, do not try to relight them! You can be seriously injured once that fuse has dwindled down. Instead, douse the dud in that nearby bucket of water.
Take Immediate Action If Someone Is Injured
If you follow safety precautions, you should not have any injuries in your party. However, you never know what an explosive device might do. Correspondingly, you cannot predict what your friends and family members might do. Just because you’re following safety precautions does not mean they are. Therefore, if someone does get injured, phone 9-1-1 immediately.
A Google search explains that if someone is burned by fireworks, you should cool the burned area under cold, running water. Do this for at least 20 minutes. Afterwards, wrap the affected area in cling wrap, or a clean plastic bag, to avoid infection.
Notify Authorities About Illegal Fireworks
No one wants to be a rat. However, if you notice someone lighting off illegal fireworks, you can report them by clicking here.
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Larry Martino is the long-time afternoon drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.