Fireworks and when to call 911

Sarpy County

Fireworks and when to call 911

Date: 
June 28, 2018

It’s almost the Fourth of July, and fireworks festivities are in full swing across Sarpy County. And so are the complaints. So Sarpy County Emergency Communications wants to offer a few reminders about when you should call 911 and when you should use the non-emergency number.

When to call 911
When someone is hurt. When someone is in immediate danger. When something is on fire. When the emergency situation is happening now.

When to call 402-593-4111
Use the non-emergency number for anything that is not an emergency. These include noise complaints, reports of past incidents, reporting someone using fireworks outside of approved hours.

Calling 911 for non-emergency reasons could delay an emergency call from getting through, so please know which number to use.

If you are calling 911 with an emergency, be prepared to answer these questions:

  • What is your current location?
  • What is your phone number
  • What is happening?

When are fireworks permitted in the cities?

  • Bellevue – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 25 to July 3; and 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
  • Gretna – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 25 to July 3 and July 5; and 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4
  • La Vista –7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 25 to July 2; and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3-4
  • Papillion – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 25 to July 3; and 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4.
  • Springfield – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 25 to July 3 and July 5; and 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4