The sound of the season is upon us but Omaha police warns they will be on the lookout for those violating the city’s fireworks ordinance. Officer Phil Anson says the enforcement will start on June 30th and continue through Wednesday, July 4th.
Officer Anson says, “We are going to be having one sergeant and six officers that will be dedicated just to respond to all fireworks complaints.”
Anson says they are focusing on large, illegal fireworks that are commercial grade or homemade and for curfew violations. Consumer grade fireworks can only be discharged between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. from June 25th through July 4th.
A reminder to those visiting Omaha that consumer fireworks may only be used by those 16 or older. Those 12 to 15 may possess and use consumer fireworks if there is an adult age 19 or older present.