Several agencies see an uptick in citations.
Operators need to have a COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan in place, which includes conducting daily screening of all employee and volunteers.
An estimated 1,000 people gather to celebrate Independence Day.
Fireworks can make animals anxious or cause them to run away.
Permit applications due no later than Wednesday, June 5.
The Hollister Police Department offers a few tips to celebrate responsibly and avoid an expensive citation. HPD will have a team of officers joined by Hollister Code Enforcement patrolling the city for illegal fireworks.
Celebrating the Fourth of July was hypocritical for Frederick Douglass then as it is today!
Hollister Police Department embraces FOREalert app to report illegal fireworks, but calling 911 and non-emergency still works as well.
Two vegetation fires, one car fire started by fireworks
Fireworks-related calls to dispatch dropped 24 percent, but reports through the app increased more than 573 percent on the Fourth of July
State Sen. Anthony Canella encourages constituents to profess their patriotism
The Hollister Police Department is encouraging locals to download a smartphone app to help pinpoint where illegal fireworks activity is taking place
Roadshows President Randy Burke said he learned from last year's mistakes and predicts a smoother-running rally
There were numerous reports of illegal fireworks and 10 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, but no citations issued over the Fourth of July weekend
Fewer calls for service this year, but 40 percent more crime reports taken during the Fourth of July weekend from previous years.