Dehydration also triggers numerous emergency calls, Godfrey said.
“We have a tremendous number of people who go out on the Fourth of July and do outdoor stuff, which is great,” Godfrey said. “But if you look at the temperature this week, it is expected to rise.”
Low clouds and fog are expected to burn off Wednesday morning, clearing the way for blue skies and daytime temperatures in the mid-80s, according to the National Weather Service.
Community leaders in Glendale and La Crescenta are preparing for a festive and busy holiday. For the sixth consecutive year, the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Assn. will stage its namesake show at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The event is expected to sell out, attracting 4,000 people to the field at La Crescenta Elementary School and thousands more to the surrounding streets, said association member Steve Pierce.
Pre-sale tickets are $7 and are available at the Crescenta Valley and Montrose chamber of commerce offices, as well as Jay’s Maintenance and Bob Smith Toyota. Children under the age of 7 are free.
Funding for the $45,000 fireworks show largely comes in the form of private donations.
“It is not a cheap event, but it is certainly worthwhile because it brings so much joy and energy to the community,” Pierce said.
The gates at La Crescenta Elementary will open at 4 p.m. Features will include carnival rides, live music and food trucks.
“This is a very family-oriented event,” Pierce said. “There is no alcohol, no smoking. We have private security, we have sheriff’s officers, we have the California Highway Patrol. We never have any problems.”