4th of July Safety – Message from Bullhead City PD

Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Fireworks Restrictions


The Bullhead City Police Department would like to remind residents of the permitted days fireworks may be used.

Per Arizona Revised Statute and City Ordinance, the use of permissible consumer fireworks is only allowed from June 24th through July 6th. (And, from December 24th through January 3rd).

Fireworks are not permitted in the Colorado River Nature Center.

Our roadways and waterways are expected to be congested during the Independence Day Holiday weekend. Under the partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, police officers and saturation patrols will be out in force to ensure people on the roadways are being safe and not driving under the influence of alcohol. Our waterways unit will also be patrolling the Colorado River.

City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th to observe the Independence Day Holiday and there will be no BATS bus service.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!



Pet Safety for 4th of July


  • Keep pets indoors. Animals run away when scared by fireworks and are at risk of getting lost, injured or hit by a car.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing a license and up-to-date identification. Check that your microchip company has the correct contact information on file.
  • Ask your veterinarian about calming techniques.
  • If you are enjoying chicken for your holiday meal, keep bones clear from pets. Chicken bones are very brittle and can get lodged in their throat.



Keep Pets Cool


Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare would like to remind residents to keep pets cool this summer. Here are a few tips to help keep pets safe in Bullhead City’s excessive heat.


  • Make sure your pet has plenty of water and shade.
  • A small wading pool outside works great to cool off pets.
  • Do not leave your animal unattended in a vehicle. It only takes a few minutes for your pet to overheat, suffer organ failure or even die.
  • Do not walk your dog during the day because the pads on their feet can burn. Instead, walk in the early mornings or evenings.
  • Never leave your animal unattended for more than 24 hours.
  • If your pet is required to be tied up while outside, make sure it has plenty of shade and water. The tie should be no shorter than 10 feet.


There are some signs of pet dehydration; including excessive drooling, lethargy, bloodshot eyes, and loss of skin elasticity. If you are concerned your pet may be dehydrated, get it into the shade, provide water, cool it down with a damp cloth and contact your veterinarian.


For more information, contact the Bullhead City Animal Care & Welfare Facility at (928) 763-6000.


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