Clark County Officials reported almost 25,000 fireworks complaints during the 4th of July.( Image: Erik Pappa/Clark County ). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. Clark County Officials reported on Thursday that their project to fight unlawful fireworks resulted in thousands of complaints reported on ISpyFireworks.com by the end of the Fourth of July holiday. This year Independence Day was the busiest it’s ever been for firefighters in every jurisdiction, however they had some assistance.
For the very first time in years, the Las Vegas City Cops Department joined forces with valley fire companies to create Fireworks Job Force teams to obtain prohibited fireworks from the community.
Today, officials received close to 25,000 grievances about illegal firework usage, 20,000 of the grievances began July Fourth. From the 25,000 problems authorities blogged about 50 tickets and seized 2,100 pounds of prohibited fireworks.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities and valley fire inspectors were fanned out across the valley in three-man groups, with two groups per area command, to react to complaints, according to a Clark County spokesperson.
” Mathematically, it was impossible to reach the site of every single complaint but this has been the most comprehensive enforcement effort versus illegal fireworks in more than two decades in the Las Vegas Valley,” Erik Pappa, Director of Public Communications for Clark County, said.
Pappa said the lessons gained from this year’s project will be used to improve efforts for next year.
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