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...]

Special Olympics Athletes Benefit from a Jump in the Lake

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  Big Bear Lake, CA, March 11, 2014 - Nearly 500 people took a quick dip in the lake Saturday to benefit Special Olympics athletes in the third annual Big Bear Lake Polar Plunge. The goal for Plunge organizers was to raise at least $50,000. and it looks like they will more than double that. 44 teams and numerous individuals ran into … [Read more...]

Asst. Chief Mills Heads to Bay Area

Mills and Chief

Big Bear City, CA, February 7, 2014 - Mark Mills is trading in the title "Assistant Fire Chief" for "Fire Chief." After his last day with the Big Bear Fire Department on February 21, he’ll head north to San Anselmo for his new position with the Ross Valley Fire Department. At Tuesday’s Fire Authority meeting, Fire Chief Jeff Willis highlighted … [Read more...]

Hydrants go up for Adoption

Hydrants like these are looking for reliable caretakers.

Big Bear Valley, CA, January 7, 2014 - In the event of a fire, the Fire Department needs to gain access to fire hydrants as quickly as possible, so they’re asking community members to adopt a fire hydrant close to their homes or businesses. In the winter, this means shoveling a three-foot area around your hydrant after each snowfall, as well a … [Read more...]

Curbside Chipping Ends; Defensible Space Still Crucial

Big Bear Valley, CA, June 25, 2013 - During the free Curbside Vegetation Chipping Program that began in 2005, several thousand tons of vegetation were collected and chipped each year.  While the program has ended along with its funding, there is still work to be done on private property.  Residents and property owners are still highly encouraged … [Read more...]

Big Bear Fire Crews Fit Perfectly

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Big Bear City, CA, February 8, 2013 - Once a year, local Fire Fighters are put through an intensive physical fitness screening process.  First there blood is drawn.  A week or so later, an Exercise Physiologist of Fitness Appraisals and Sky High Training tests the fire fighters with his array of physical fitness testing equipment.  The results … [Read more...]

Big Bear Fire Department Christmas Tree Lighting And Santa’s Arrival

Big Bear City, CA, November 23, 2012, 2pm -  The Big Bear Fire Department will be hosting the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Big Bear City Fire Station located at 301 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City.  Everyone is invited to join the festivities starting at 5:00 p.m.  The switch will be flipped to … [Read more...]