Whether you are a long-time resident or new to our communities, you may be aware that professional fireworks displays occur throughout the year. What you may not know are all of the steps required long before the first sparkler takes flight. The following, sequential process is shared to ensure you are aware of all that must occur to ensure the highest level of safety by anyone producing a professional fireworks display in Douglas County. The following steps protect lives, personal property and the County’s treasured landscapes and other natural resources you value.
Display Site Inspections (Wildlife Regulations)
Display Representation- all have authority to stop the display, monitor changes in conditions
After Display Site Inspection
For additional information and to begin the process of planning for a professional fireworks display in Douglas County please contact:
Additional Safety Details about Fireworks
Because safety is our top priority, the fireworks shows are weather-dependent. Prior to any Holiday Fireworks Display, Commissioners will meet with public safety personnel to discuss current conditions and get a recommendation about moving forward with the fireworks shows.
Commissioners emphasize that the displays were designed, and locations determined, while working closely with law enforcement and fire protection agencies. Agencies conduct site inspections before the shows; are on-hand to monitor conditions during the shows; and will conduct site inspections after the shows.
Douglas County recognizes that some individuals, as well as pets, within our communities may experience discomfort when they are surprised by the sounds of fireworks explosions. The County is therefore working with our Sheriff’s Office, other local law enforcement, our large special districts, and municipalities to ensure widespread public awareness. Beginning 12 days before the events, information is being shared via digital advertising, video, social media, an email to subscribers, and traditional print advertising.
In the interest of public safety, Douglas County law enforcement – including the Sheriff’s Office and surrounding municipal police – ask that you plan ahead and honor road closures as well as the ‘No Parking’ signs in the vicinity of the launch sites. Expect temporary changes to traffic patterns and no-parking zones near launch sites.
If you are unable to view from your home, please be prepared to honor all signage and direction from on-site law enforcement when choosing a viewing location and ensure you are not blocking driveways or other public access.