Tag: Fire Prevention

Hear The Beep Where You Sleep

Big Bear, CA, October 4, 2015 – Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!? This is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015. Studies show that half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.  According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half.  Three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do. Test alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button. Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly. Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place....

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The “Lake Fire” Complete Story as Updated

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Fire Danger, More Typical of Late Summer

Big Bear, CA, June 6, 2014 – Since November 1, 2013, many areas in California have received less than half their normal precipitation, resulting in very dry brush. As of Memorial Day weekend, there have been more than 1,700 wildfires in California since the start of the year, which have burned more than 15,000 acres. Compared to the five year average, that is nearly double the amount of California fires and is more than double the amount of acres burned. Very little rainfall typically occurs this time of the year, so conditions are not likely to improve anytime soon. Dispose of cigarettes correctly and not out of the window of your car. Use only propane or natural gas grills for outdoor barbecues and never leave them unattended. Make sure your gas powered landscaping tools are equipped with a spark arrestor. One recent fire was started by a trailer tow chain dragging on the road and causing sparks.  It doesn’t take much to start a fire, so exercise extreme caution and use common...

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13th Annual Building & Safety Open House At The Civic Center

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