Prevention Top Of Mind For New Year's Eve Organizers



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mike Testa with the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau says before last year, the event was virtually problem-free.

"We've had four calls for service from the police department and one of them was obviously last year," said Testa. "The previous three were alcohol-related, people who drank too much on New Year's Eve. So, from a track record standpoint, this event has a long history. Obviously we had an incident last year that was very unfortunate, but it was isolated and we don't expect any problems this year."

Live music is scheduled throughout the night. For families with children, fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m.  Another, shorter fireworks show is scheduled for midnight.

Because Sacramento has had little rainfall this year, the U.S. Coast Guard and local fire marshals have worked with organizers to limit any potential fire hazards.

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