Tag: Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Fire Department is the Most Fit Fire Department Again

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 2, 2016 – Big Bear Fire Department continues its reign as the Most Fit Fire Department for four years running. Once a year, firefighters are put through an intensive physical fitness screening process. An Exercise Physiologist from Fitness Appraisal, Inc., tests firefighters with an array of physical fitness testing equipment and blood tests. Big Bear Fire Department has surpassed the ideal standard of 1500, once again topping the rankings in 2015, achieving an average performance score of 1630.6. Each year, Fitness Appraisal, Inc. determines the Most Fit Fire Department among its clients based on the average Physical Performance Score among all firefighters in...

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Here’s What’s Happening in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, CA, January 2nd, 2015 – Once again, Yahoo Travel has listed Big Bear Lake as one of the Top Ten lake vacation destinations in the country!  As we start the new year, here are just a few of the fun things you can do in this pristine resort community; The Big Bear Jeep Experience gives customers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get behind the wheel of a high-performance Jeep for some thrilling 4 x 4 action in the backwoods. Action Tree Rope Climbing Tours offers a new outlook for outdoor adventure. Experience Big Bear’s pine forest from a completely different perspective with the only...

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Early Morning Big Bear Lake Fire Claims Four Lives

Update 10:00 am, December 26, 2015 – Medic Engine 281 and assisting rescue crews attempted to rescue multiple victims inside, but were forced to pull back due to impending roof collapse.  As a result there were four fatalities, 1 adult female and 3 minor children.  With the assistance of the Running Springs Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire and Cal Fire, the structure fire was knocked down at 06:23.  At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation. Update 10:15 am –  Jeff Willis Fire Chief for Big Bear Fire Department is reporting that the home was occupied by...

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Hosts Life Jacket Exchange

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 29, 2015 – The Big Bear Lake Flotilla Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting a booth for the Life Jacket Trade-In  being held at the Carol Morrison Public Boat Ramp (East Boat Ramp) from noon until 2PM on Saturday, May 30th. The Annual Life Jacket Trade-In is put on by the California Department of Boating and Waterways with free life jackets paid for by donors of major companies. According to the USCG, “Nine out of ten drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety. 80% of drowning victims were not wearing life jackets when found. Most of the victims owned PFDs, but they died without them. A wearable PFD can save your life, if you wear it.” Life jackets should no longer be used if not in serviceable condition. This would be a great opportunity to trade in any life jackets that are torn, damaged, deflated, rotted, or punctured. If in doubt if the life jacket is serviceable, please come to exchange it for a new one. Children should never wear life jackets that don’t fit them. Melissa Miranda, of CAL Boating and Waterways, cautioned, “Don’t get a life jacket for a child to ‘grow into.”  It should fit the current weight of the child, not their age.” Operators of canoes, kayaks, personal watercraft, and water skiers are required to always...

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Big Bear Lake Homicide Investigation

 Big Bear Lake, CA, April 29, 2015 – On Tuesday, April 28, 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 going to the cabin, entering the residence, and finding the victim dead at the location. The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old George Kovacevich. Deputies determined Kovacevich to be the victim of a gunshot wound. The Homicide Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding this matter is requested to contact Sergeant John Gaffney of the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589 and refer to case number H2015-036. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at...

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