Las Vegas, Nevada - Members of the Clark County Commission will host a news conference at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, to announce a multi-agency effort to educate the public about fireworks safety in our community. The news conference will be held in the Pueblo Room, located on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center, 500 Grand Central Pkwy., in downtown Las Vegas.
Only fireworks labeled `safe and sane" are legal for use in Clark County and neighboring jurisdictions, and only from Tuesday, June 28, through Monday July 4, when it's legal for authorized vendors to sell them.
After last year's Fourth of July holiday, commissioners called for an outreach effort to educate the public about neighborhood issues created by the use of illegal fireworks. Commissioners also expressed concerns about noise, litter and the use of any types of fireworks when the threat of wildland fire is high in our region. No fireworks, even those labeled "safe and sane" are allowed at Red Rock, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (Mount Charleston), Lake Mead and Tule Springs. Partnering agencies in this effort include Clark County's Fire Department and its Department of Building and Fire Prevention as well as the Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite and Mount Charleston Fire Protection District fire departments, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Department of Transporation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service
- Who: Clark County Commissioners and Clark County's Fire Department and Building and Fire Prevention Department and agency partners
- What: News Conference to Unveil Fireworks Safety Education Outreach Effort
- When: Monday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
- Where: Pueblo Room Conference Room, first floor of the Clark County Government Center, 500 Grand Central Pkwy.