LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is asking people to consider those who have survived trauma before setting off fireworks for New Year's this weekend.
Center staff members say loud sounds like fireworks can trigger survivors and victims of crime who are already coping with trauma and holiday blues.
They ask that people let neighbors know if they plan on celebrating with fireworks so others can prepare accordingly.
People are also advised against setting off fireworks late into the middle of the night or late into dusk.
For those who feel they could be at risk for negative effects, the Resiliency Center offered the following tips:
The Resiliency Center will be open on Friday, Dec. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be closed for the holiday weekend and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 a.m.
Individuals can speak with an advocate for support through firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-455-2433 during their regular business hours.
For 24/7 support, you can contact the Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or by visiting 988lifeline.org.