< Back to All News

Task Force Will Be Out on Fireworks Patrol

As you get ready to celebrate America’s birthday, even though you will likely hear the booming sounds of fireworks in your neighborhood the next few days, be reminded that fireworks of any kind, even the safe and sane fireworks, are illegal in Nevada County. Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Deputy Fire Marshal Terry McMahan says a Fireworks Task Force will be out all weekend patrolling, looking for fireworks…

Listen to Terry McMahan 1

The task force is made up of members of the Grass Valley and Nevada City police department, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, the Highway Patrol, State Parks, CalFire, and the U-S Forest Service. McMahan says citations are issued, but that’s not the main goal…

Listen to Terry McMahan 2

McMahan says the task force has been in place for several years, and has been successful for a couple of reasons. For one, it allows law enforcement to be available for their normal calls for service…

Listen to Terry McMahan 3

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks start an average of over 18-thousand fires a year. McMahan suggests you attend public fireworks displays, like the one at the Fairgrounds.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment



* captcha