BBFD Curbside Chipping Program is a Great Success


Big Bear, CA, October 23, 2015 - The Big Bear Fire Department would like thank the entire Big Bear Valley for their efforts keeping our community healthy by creating defensible space utilizing the Curbside Chipping Program which has now officially ended for the season. 1,215 community members participated in the program and more than 387 tons of … [Read more...]

Cal Fire Issues Statewide Burn Ban


Sacramento, CA, August 17, 2012, 8:00am - California's dry conditions and high temperatures, along with increased fire activity, has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn … [Read more...]

Cal Fire To Place Engines On Mountain Top


San Bernardino, CA June 27, 2012, 3:00pm - The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is putting fire engines and personnel in the San Bernardino Mountains with a target date of July 2, 2012. The last time CAL FIRE resources were stationed in the San Bernardino Mountains was a decade ago when CAL FIRE joined with the U.S. Forest Service/San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Firefighters Test Readiness For Fire Season


San Bernardino, CA, April 30, 2012, 8:00am - The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is conducting field exercises this week. The purpose of the exercises is to test firefighter readiness for this year’s high fire hazard period. The exercises create opportunities for the firefighters and fire crews to work together and promote teamwork and safety. The … [Read more...]

Santa Ana Wind Season Brings Heightened Fire Awareness

San Bernardino, CA, September 23, 2011, 3:00pm - The extreme fire hazard potential that exists across San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire grows with the arrival of the Santa Ana winds. The “Devil Winds” as they are known, race through Southern California primarily during the months of October through December. However, it’s not … [Read more...]

Update: Hill Fire at 800 Acres


Big Bear, Ca, September 2, 2011, 4:36pm - A wildfire began today at approximately 12:30pm in the Cajon Pass near Oak Hills.  The fire reportedly started in the center divider of the Southbound I-15, near Highway 395.  The fire has since grown to 800 acres, and there are mandatory evacuations are being called for homes in the Oak Hills area, as … [Read more...]

Wildfire Awareness Week Encourages Homeowner Preparedness

Sacramento, CA, May 2, 2011, noon - This week is “Wildfire Awareness Week”. Cal Fire is urging homeowners to be ready for wildfires. Wildfire Awareness Week is designed to not only remind Californians of the dangers wildfires pose, but also to educate them on how to prepare their property. So far this year, California has experienced above … [Read more...]