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...]

Multiple Fire Agencies Hold Fire Training Exercise


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...]

Big Bear Lake Fire Chief Rod Ballard Resigns

Big Bear, Ca, April 26, 2011, 11:15am - Big Bear Lake Fire Chief Rod BallardBig Bear Lake Fire Chief Rod Ballard announced on April 25that the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District Meeting that he is resigning from his position as fire chief to spend more time with his family.  In a letter to Jay Obernolte, Chairperson of the Big Bear Lake Fire … [Read more...]

CPR/AED Class Offered By Big Bear City Fire Department

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 6, 2011, noon - People who can identify the early signs of a heart attack and then know how to respond are saving thousands of lives every year. CPR administered within the first five minutes of an incident greatly enhances the chance of survival. The Big Bear Lake Fire Department will be conducting its next Heartsaver … [Read more...]

Fire Chief’s Authorized To Submit Proposal For Department Merge

Big Bear, Ca, February 23, 2011, 12:00pm - The Big Bear City Community Services District, and the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District have authorized Chief Jeff Willis, Chief Rod Ballard, and Assistant Chief Mark Mills to collaborate and create a request for proposal that could possibly merge Big Bear City Fire and Big Bear Lake Fire … [Read more...]