BBFD Curbside Chipping Program is a Great Success


Big Bear, CA, October 23, 2015 - The Big Bear Fire Department would like thank the entire Big Bear Valley for their efforts keeping our community healthy by creating defensible space utilizing the Curbside Chipping Program which has now officially ended for the season. 1,215 community members participated in the program and more than 387 tons of … [Read more...]

Hear The Beep Where You Sleep


Big Bear, CA, October 4, 2015 - Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!? This is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015. Studies show that half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to … [Read more...]

Fire Fighters Host Blood Drive


  Big Bear, CA, July 22, 2015 - On July 28, 2015, the Big Bear Professional Fire Fighters of Local 935 will be hosting a Blood Drive. Lifestream, your local blood bank, issued a challenge to local fire fighters and police officers to participate in the second annual “Guns and Hoses” blood drive competition. The Big Bear Fire Fighters … [Read more...]

Maple Lane Closure Today for “Every 15 Minutes” Event


Big Bear City, CA, June 2, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, California Highway Patrol, and Office of Traffic Safety has partnered with Big Bear High School to present “Every 15 Minutes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3, 2015. This intense two-day program focuses on high school students, raising awareness about the reality and … [Read more...]

Suspicious Fire Under Investigation


Big Bear City, Ca May 15, 2015 – The Big Bear Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 block of Barrett Way in Big Bear City at approximately 7:30 am on Friday, May 15, 2015.  Upon arrival of fire crews, a single family home was engulfed in flames with fire exposure to the neighboring house.  Big Bear Boulevard had to … [Read more...]

Coroner Positively Identifies Victim of House Fire


Big Bear Lake, CA, March 2, 2015 - On Thursday, February 26 at 11:11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residential fire on Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake. During a search of the residence, firefighters located Puangmanee Neatherlin, a long-time resident of Big Bear Lake, known to her friends and customers as Pong, and removed her outside. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Fire Fighters Climb For Life


Big Bear, CA, February 13, 2015 - The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up downtown Seattle's Columbia Center. On March 8, six members of the Big Bear Fire Department will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus in order to raise money to fight blood cancers. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia … [Read more...]

This Is Only A Drill


Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - During the week of January 19-22, the Big Bear Fire Department will be hosting a multi-casualty incident training event. Citizens in Big Bear Valley can expect to see a variety of vehicles and staff from the Big Bear Fire Dept., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept., and the San Bernardino County Fire … [Read more...]

Tragedy and Sadness Strikes Big Bear Lake


Big Bear Lake, CA 11/26/14 - Last night, Cheri Haggerty Lawrence, Big Bear Lake City Clerk and wife of City Public Works Director David Lawrence, and her newborn son’s life ended tragically.  Events began on Tuesday evening just after 5pm, when Cheri collapsed in her office at City Hall.  Emergency CPR was performed almost immediately followed … [Read more...]

Leave it to the Pros: All Personal Fireworks are Illegal in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2014 - The Big Bear Fire Department reminds everyone that all personal fireworks are prohibited in the Big Bear area, even the “Safe and Sane” products. It’s against the law to use any fireworks in a community where they aren't permitted, and those convicted could be fined up to $50,000 and sent to jail for a … [Read more...]