Following recent attacks at mass gatherings around the country, emergency responders in Jefferson County are prepared for anything.
To ensure safety this year at the fair officials are:
1. Incident Action Plan- Fair workers and law enforcement develop and go over a plan every year for procedures if something goes wrong at the fair.
2. Radio Communication Devices- This year a radio device is being used for direct communication between law enforcement and fair workers as well as the 911 hotline.
3. Sherriff Patrols Routines- Sheriffs' from the Jefferson County Sheriffs' Office are patrolling the fair in groups to remain safe especially at night.
4. Command Centers- Placed at the entrance of the fairgrounds, to establish a presence and interact with fair goers.