Thanksgiving Safety Checklist

Big Bear City, CA, November 27, 2013 - Local firefighters will rush to your house in a pinch, but they offer the following advice to avoid needing them in the first place: • Clean ovens and stove tops thoroughly before cooking so that built-up grease can't ignite. • Don’t leave cooking food unattended on the stove or in the oven -- … [Read more...]

Defensible space: Chipping ends, clean-up still encouraged

Big Bear City, CA, April 26, 2013 - Since the Curbside Vegetation Chipping Program debuted in 2005 to help create defensible space on private property, several thousand tons of vegetation have been collected each year. The service had been free to Bear Valley residents, but the program is over now that funding has run out. There is still work to … [Read more...]

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Near Baldwin Lake

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Big Bear City, CA, August 20, 2012, noon - A 32-year-old citizen of Great Britain was killed in a traffic accident late Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012. Ian Anthony Ferguson, was operating a rented motorcycle, traveling on State Route 18 in the Baldwin Lake area. His motorcycle drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with a small … [Read more...]

Installation Of Big Bear Valley CERT Officers

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Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2012, noon - The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team recently elected their new Executive Board for 2012-2013. The President is McKenzie Simmons, the Vice President is Tina Nazarian, Yomar Cleary is the Secretary and Sharon Strandberg is the Treasurer. Michael Ramirez from the Office of Emergency … [Read more...]

Small Vegetation Fire In Moonridge Area

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According to John Miller of the US Forest Service, Fire crews are fighting a small vegetation fire named the Golf Fire, a slow moving fire in the Moonridge Area east of Villa Grove. The fire is east of Villa Grove down in a canyon and less than 50 by 50 feet in size. Local fire agencies along with US Forest Service firefighters are responding. No … [Read more...]

CSD and Big Bear Lake Fire Agencies Agree to Joint Powers

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Big Bear Lake, CA April 12, 2012 3:00 pm - The fire agencies of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City have taken the first step in what has been described as an eventual merger of the two agencies.  Most of the general public is unaware that there are as many as 5 different fire agencies in Big Bear Valley.  The Big Bear Lake Fire District and the Big … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Fire Department Hosts Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Big Bear City, CA, November 25, 2011, 8:00am - The Big Bear City Fire Department will host the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow (Saturday, November 26, 2011). Everyone is invited to join the fun starting at 5:00pm. The switch will be flipped to the tree lights promptly at 5:30pm. Following the tree lighting, Santa Claus will be … [Read more...]

New Fire Chief for Big Bear Lake Sworn In

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    Big Bear Lake, Ca July 14, 2011 12:00 pm - Yesterday’s meeting of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District was notable in many ways.  With most items on the agenda entered on the Consent Calendar, the board was able to focus their attention on a presentation on the Healthy Urban Forest Initiative by David Yegge and the final … [Read more...]

Class Dates Set For C.E.R.T. Program

Big Bear City, CA, June 27, 2011, 8:00am - Fire Departments in Big Bear Valley are currently offering Community Emergency Response Team courses.  The CERT program is designed to train members of the community as emergency service volunteers.  Once trained, CERT volunteers respond to disaster situations by fanning out within their neighborhood … [Read more...]

Multiple Fire Agencies Hold Fire Training Exercise

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On Saturday, June 18th, multiple fire agencies, including the Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake Fire Departments came together to conduct a Fire Training Exercise.  The house that burned down was a condemned building, and was needed to be removed, as it sits on the new zoo site.  Many fire agencies were on hand to make sure the fire did not get out … [Read more...]

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