Big Bear, CA, April 23rd, 2016 - April 24 is Safe Kids Day. Use this day as an opportunity for the whole family to review fire safety in the home. Teach children when to check smoke detectors and how often to change the battery, create a family escape plan and practice it together, and learn how to properly select and use a fire extinguisher. Testing Smoke Detectors Test … [Read more...] about April 24 is Safe Kids Day, Are Your Kids Safe Kids?
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 flammable vegetation was … [Read more...] about BBFD Curbside Chipping Program is a Great Success
Big Bear City, CA, December 23, 2013 – The joy of the winter holidays can be an extra incentive to keep your loved ones out of harm's way. In that spirit, the Fire Department is offering some friendly reminders on staying safe in a house full of guests: Have smokers smoke outside and keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them. Wet cigarette … [Read more...] about Tips For a Safe Holiday
San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 16, 2013 -- By early April, California was already showing signs of having one of the most active fire seasons in history. In our county in particular, low moisture, plentiful fuels, and the forthcoming Santa Ana winds pose a triple threat. Are you prepared? The San Bernardino National Forest regularly experiences single-digit … [Read more...] about Fire Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions Now
Big Bear Valley, CA, December 13, 2012 - As the temperatures drop during the winter months, local fire agencies want to suggest some safety tips that can help reduce the risk of home heating fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. You can reduce the likelihood of having a home heating … [Read more...] about Home Heating Fire Safety Tips
Big Bear Valley, CA, November 21, 2012, 6am – The U.S. Fire Administration has issued a special report that examines the characteristics of Thanksgiving Day Fires in Residential Buildings. According to the report, an estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings occur annually in the United States, resulting in an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips