Hiking, mountain biking and exploring Orange County’s remote areas remain favorite summer outings for many local families. In recent months, we’ve seen increased activity on local trails as families find socially distanced activities in light of COVID-19 guidelines.
Every summer, the OCSD Aviation Support Bureau partners with the Orange County Fire Authority to respond to approximately 100 remote rescues throughout the county. These calls include serious injuries, heat-related illnesses, lost hikers and other medical emergencies.
This summer, we are anticipating an increase in calls for service and we want to ensure you stay safe.
As Independence Day nears, Sheriff’s Department officials are expressing concern about the steep increase in illegal firework calls and what that could mean for community safety.
Calls regarding illegal fireworks are up nearly 300 percent across Orange County compared to last year, according to data collected by law enforcement agencies representing 28 cities and the county’s unincorporated areas.
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