"Safe-N-Sane" Fireworks Now On Sale In Clark County

Officials Warn To Be Extra Cautious Due To Very Dry Conditions

Mitch Kelly
June 29, 2020 - 5:28 am
A "Safe-N-Sane" fireworks stand in Clark County

Clark County, Nevada

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Las Vegas firefighters and nonprofit organizations are gearing up for one of the busiest weeks of the year, the week preceding the Fourth of July holiday. Safe-N-Sane fireworks will be approved for sale by nonprofit organizations and can be used by individuals from now until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020 in the city of Las Vegas.

Because of the dry conditions this time of year, fire officials are urging the public to use EXTREME caution when using fireworks and follow some simple safety rules.

Just like last year, law enforcement will be using a procedure that was approved by the Las Vegas City Council, a part of the “You Light It – We Write It” program.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers will have the authority to issue a civil citation and confiscate any illegal fireworks. The first citation has a fine of $250; any additional citations are $500 each. In the past, a person issued a citation could face a possible fine of up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail (criminal citation). With the new citation, which is much like a parking ticket, any person issued the citation will be required to pay the fine. Those who do not pay their citations will be sent to a collection agency, which may have an impact on their credit rating. The cost of properly disposing the confiscated fireworks could also be the responsibility of the person being cited.

Just like last year, people wanting to report illegal fireworks should use the website ispyfireworks.com instead of calling 3-1-1 or 9-1-1. Calling 9-1-1 should only be used in cases of an emergency, such as a person injured by fireworks or a fire started by fireworks; 3-1-1 or 9-1-1 should not be used to report illegal fireworks.

Safe-N-Sane fireworks are those that have been tested and approved by valley fire departments for use during this one week of the year. At all other times of the year, Safe-N-Sane fireworks are illegal as well as any other type of firework that flies through the air, explodes or rotates on the ground. 

An illegal firework is one that either flies through the air, explodes, or whirls on the ground. In other words, you have no control over them and they can wind up causing a fire. These fireworks are extremely dangerous and are illegal throughout Clark County.

Illegal fireworks usually are sold outside Clark County and on the Indian reservations. Those purchased on the Indian reservations are expected to be used on the reservation at a special designated area, and not off the property. Using them anywhere else in Clark County is illegal.