OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha Police responded to 452 calls regarding fireworks complaints but seized no illegal fireworks during its Fireworks Enforcement Operation conducted from June 25 to July 5, according to an OPD release Friday.
On Thursday night, OPD requested fireworks calls be diverted to a non-emergency line, citing high call volume.
Due to high call volume, we politely ask you call 402-444-5802 to report fireworks complaints! #opd Dispatchers will still prioritize calls and send officers as they can. Be patient, we are working hard to handle the calls. #ThankYou via @OPDLTOetter
A CHI Health representative said Omaha-metro emergency departments had treated 18 people for fireworks injuries in "the last few days." At least three of those treated were minors, including one 12- and one 13-year-old, the CHI representative said.