Carbon Monoxide Poisoning The “Silent Killer” Can be Prevented

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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 … [Read more...]

Time to Change Clocks and Check Batteries

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 1, 2013 - Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2:00 a.m., when clocks should be turned back one hour to 1:00 a.m. Here's a smart way to use that "extra hour" we'll gain on Sunday:  test and change batteries on life saving devices like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and flashlights. Every year at … [Read more...]

New Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Each California Home


Big Bear, Ca, July 20, 2011, 12:00pm - As of July 1stnew legislation went into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California Home.  According to CalFire this new legislation will save lives and each year carbon monoxide poisoning kills an average of 480 people, and sending more than 20,000 people to the … [Read more...]