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.