Starting tonight a task force of area fire and law enforcement officers from numerous agencies in Nevada County will be out patrolling the area looking for illegal fireworks use. Nevada County Consolidated Fire Chief Jim Turner says the task force has been in use for quite a while now.
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The task force is made up of staff from Nevada County Consolidated, Penn Valley Fire, Grass Valley Fire, the CHP, Grass Valley and Nevada City Police Departments as well as Nevada County Sheriff’s, US Forest Service, Cal Fire and the State Fire Marshals Office.
The public is reminded that it is illegal to use, discharge or possess any firework including those listed as Safe and Sane within the unincorporated areas of Nevada County and within the City Limits of the City of Grass Valley. Instead they encourage families to attend the public fireworks shows that will be taking place in several locations throughout the area this weekend.
Chief Turner says what the public should do if they observe illegal fireworks use.
Turner says transportation of even safe and sane fireworks in the area’s where they are banned is illegal and if they are stopped and an officer observes the fireworks in the vehicle, they can be confiscated and the person cited.