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...]

City Council reorganized for the upcoming year

Mayor Jahn presents Liz Harris with a "schooled" bear for her retirement from Big Bear Lake City Counil

At Monday night’s Council meeting, City Council reorganized for the upcoming year as follows.  The council selected Jay Obernolte for the position of Mayor.  David Caretto was elected as Mayor Pro Tem.  Rick Herrick was selected as Chair of the Successor Agency and Bill Jahn as Vice-Chair.  Bill Jahn was selected to service as Chairman of the … [Read more...]

Fire District Addresses Different Codes Among County, City

Big Bear Lake, California, October 22, 2012 - The citizens of Big Bear Valley have invested in fire protection and public safety by creating defensible space and vegetation thinning. In an effort to continue this critical work towards the reduction of fire risk, the communities of Big Bear Valley and surrounding areas use the services of San … [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 Lake City Council

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 12, 2012 3:00 pm – The Big Bear Lake City Council will convene tonight for it’s regularly scheduled meeting.  After a 5:00 pm closed session meeting regarding issues of litigation the Open session will begin at 6:30 pm at the civic center.  Among the items to be discussed with possible approval is the adoption of the … [Read more...]

Small Cabin Fire on Tulip in Big Bear Lake Quickly Extinguished Saturday Afternoon

Big Bear Valley Fire Departments quickly knock down a cabin fire reported around 12:45 Saturday Afternoon.  No injuries were reported.

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Fire District Board Updated on Firewise Programs

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Big Bear Lake, Ca July 15, 2011 12:00 pm - During Wednesday’s meeting of the Big Bear Lake Fire District, Fire Fuels Reduction Supervisor David Yegge gave a presentation about the multiple fire prevention programs the city is pursuing.  Big Bear Lake has received commendation for these programs, including an article in Sunset Magazine last … [Read more...]

New Fire Chief for Big Bear Lake Sworn In

Chief Willis with BBL Fire District Board (from left Rick Herrick, David Caretto, Chair Jay Obernolte, Liz Harris, Bill Jahn

    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...]

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