OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Today is the second of three days in which you can shoot off fireworks in Omaha legally.
However, they are only allowed to be shot between noon and 11 p.m. Operators must be 16 years old to have them, and kids 12 to 15 are only allowed to use fireworks with adult supervision. The new city ordinance only allows fireworks to be set off between July 2-4, and New Year's Eve.
You can legally start setting off fireworks at noon today. Please remember that you must be done by 11 pm daily and the last day you can set them off is July 4th. Please respect your neighbors and follow the listed times. If you have firework complaints call the number below #OPD pic.twitter.com/y3EO2iuYhw— Omaha Police Dept (@OmahaPolice) July 2, 2019
If someone is not following these rules, police say to call the non-emergency number, and not 9-1-1. The only time to call 9-1-1 for Fireworks related issues would be if someone is hurt. Local firefighters encourage you to use caution, and to watch the weather and those around you before putting off your fireworks.
This is the first year of the new fireworks ordinance that was agreed on last September. Mayor Jean Stothert originally proposed the changes back in June of 2018.