Legal fireworks are going on sale in Clark County starting June 28 and running through midnight on the Fourth of July.
Fireworks that explode like cherry bombs and fire crackers that can be bought outside the valley are still illegal, but so called "safe and sane" fireworks are allowed through the holiday.
Clark County has issued these tips to make sure you use the fireworks safely:
- 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.?
- Place fireworks on a flat, hard surface like a parking lot in a clear area away from buildings, vehicles and dry brush.
- Have a pre-connected garden hose handy in case of fire.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or class containers.
- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
- If your pets are afraid of fireworks, keep them indoors.?
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix – save your alcohol for after the show.
- A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Keep children and pets a safe distance away from fireworks.
- Kids should never play with fireworks. Even sparklers can be dangerous – they can get hot enough to catch clothes on fire or cause skin burns.
- Light one firework at a time and quickly move away. Coordinate lighting the items so that everyone in your group anticipates when they will be set off and is not surprised.
- If an item fails to light, keep bystanders away from it for several minutes. (Sometimes a fuse malfunctions enough to slow the ignition time down, but it ignites seconds later.)
- If a firework malfunctions, catches on fire, or lands somewhere it shouldn't, make sure someone with a water supply can get to it and put it out.
- If someone's clothes catch on fire, help them to stop, drop and roll. Any burns should be treated with cool water and gauze. If the burn blisters, seek medical help.
- Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight to make certain they do not re-ignite. Make sure there are no remaining sparks, embers or heated debris that could cause something to ignite later.
- Clean up litter left behind from fireworks.