PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2014) - Tens of thousands of visitors poured into Downtown Pittsburgh this holiday weekend for events that were remarkably safe and clean, despite the large volume of participants.
As of Saturday city Public Works crews had largely cleaned multiple fireworks viewing locations used Friday night from Mount Washington and Riverfront Park on the South Side to North Shore Riverfront Park, where city crews worked with those from Heinz Field. Crews from Public Works, the state, and the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta cleaned Point State Park, and collected sand the Regatta donated to the city.
Pittsburgh Police responded to 825 calls to 911 on July 4, which was 31 fewer calls dispatched on the holiday last year. For the four-day period from July 2-5, police were dispatched to 3,340 calls, paramedics to 709 and firefighters to 516 calls, according to Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson Jr.
“I want to thank every city worker, from Public Works to Public Safety, for giving up parts of their holiday weekend to help make Pittsburgh shine,” Mayor William Peduto said. “Just as importantly, I want to give my thanks to the many thousands of residents from inside and outside the city limits who did their part, as usual, to make this such a memorable weekend.”
Sunday, July 6, 2014
City of Pittsburgh
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