Fireworks incidents were down 75-percent for the Fourth of July holiday period for the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District. Chief Jim Turner says last year they had to handle around 80 calls….
So, Turner says, a Joint Task Force was formed, that included all local law enforcement agencies….
The Task Force also includes Cal Fire and various fire agencies, the Forest Service, and the State Parks Department. Turner says they were very proactive in educating the public on fireworks dangers and the extreme wildfire season. That also included the placement of digital message signs at three highway locations, including where motorists are coming into town.