Big Bear Lake, Ca, November 16th, 2015 – Winter is fast approaching, and the Fire Department encourages everyone to practice safe winter heating. Big Bear Valley residents and tourists alike are now lighting pilot lights and finding other ways to keep warm during the chill of the season. When not functioning properly, the heating appliances that are keeping us warm, can turn … [Read more...] about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning The “Silent Killer” Can be Prevented
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Big Bear, CA September 27, 2015 - *Update 1:35pm, September 27, 2015 - Van Dusen Canyon road (3N09) has been re-opened, it was closed earlier today due to the “Comb” fire. A total of 80 personnel were assigned to the fire along with the 9 engines, 1 crew, 2 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 2 air tankers and one air attack plane. With light winds in the area and a very quick … [Read more...] about Comb Fire – Holcomb Valley
Big Bear Lake, CA - June 24, 2015 - As we previously reported on April 28, 2015, at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased male at a residence in the 42000 block of Willow Avenue in Big Bear Lake. A relative of the deceased called the Sheriff’s Department after finding the victim, 33-year-old George … [Read more...] about Arrest Made in Homicide Fire Coverup
Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2015 -Fire Exploring Post #232 is a local organization for high school and early college age adolescents, designed to help them explore the career field of firefighting. Operating within a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America called Learning For Life, Fire Exploring is an after school organization taught by career firefighters within the Big … [Read more...] about Fire Explorers Wanted!
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 -- especially not overnight. • Keep … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Safety Checklist
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 be done, however, so residents … [Read more...] about Defensible space: Chipping ends, clean-up still encouraged