If you live in Reno, you are now able to celebrate the season with fireworks.
“Fireworks may be exploded or discharged from Dec 20 through Jan 6. From Monday through Saturday during these dates, persons may discharge or explode fireworks within the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. On Sunday, fireworks are permitted from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.,” advised Reno Parks and Trails on social media.
On the dates of Dec 31 through Jan 1, regardless of the day of the week, fireworks are permitted beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Dec 31 and no later than 1:00 a.m. on Jan 1.
There are prohibited fireworks that you are not able to fire; those are any missiles with fins or attached guidance devices that are designed to explode at the apex and emit noise or lights in conjunction with the explosion.
Safety tips to keep in mind
-If you plan on celebrating with your fireworks, it is always good practice to give your neighbors a heads up, especially if they have animals.
- Animals should be locked inside in a safe place from the noise in a quiet, sheltered, and escape-proof area at home.
- Keep children away from the point of ignition, and ensure that someone is supervising.
- Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.
- Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
- Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
- Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush, leaves and flammable substances
- Have a fire extinguisher handy just in case you need it
By taking a few extra minutes to ensure you, your family, friends, and pets are safe; you will be able to enjoy sending off the year that has passed and enjoy the year ahead with your own fireworks show.