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

Big Bear, CA, July 9, 2015, 11:40am – The Lake Fire has remained at approximately 31,359 acres in size and is 98% contained and is being managed by Jason Winbigler’s Type 3 Team from the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire behavior is currently minimal with heavy fuels smoldering within the perimeter.  Smoke may be visible, however it is all well inside the containment lines.  It is common for smoke to be visible from inside a fire’s perimeter line for months until a season-ending event occurs, such as weeks of wetting rains or snow.  Fire crews and helicopters will...

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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

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 19, 2011, 8:00am – In honor of International Building Safety Month, May 2011, the City will host its annual Building & Safety Open House Thursday, May 19, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Civic Center, located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. Admission is free. Residents, homeowners, contractors, industry partners and members of the community are encouraged to attend. The event will join a worldwide recognition that is intended to raise awareness by promoting the use, enforcement, and understanding of building safety and fire prevention codes to protect lives and property. Several vendors from the building industry, as well as local contractors, will be on hand to highlight their products, market their services and provide information. In addition, staff from various City departments, including Code Compliance, Engineering, Planning, and Building & Safety will be available to answer questions. New this year is a 1 ½ hour seminar on the City’s new on-line permitting system. The seminar will take place from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. For more info on the seminar, call (909) 866-5831, ext. 140. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30740.mp3|titles=Open...

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