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CSD and Big Bear Lake Fire Agencies Agree to Joint Powers

Big Bear Lake, CA April 12, 2012 3:00 pm – The fire agencies of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City have taken the first step in what has been described as an eventual merger of the two agencies.  Most of the general public is unaware that there are as many as 5 different fire agencies in Big Bear Valley.  The Big Bear Lake Fire District and the Big Bear City CSD Fire Agency are the most visible having the largest local group of paramedics-firefighters, equipment and fire stations in Big Bear. On Wednesday morning during a joint meeting of the CSD and the Fire District at Hofert Hall it was agreed to by unanimous vote from both boards that a Joint Powers Agreement would be drafted in order to form a new Joint Powers Authority.  As a JPA each agency will keep their autonomy but will begin to combine some future equipment acquisitions such as laptop computers, heart monitors as well as communications equipment.  The mission of this new JPA would be to maintain present service levels, save additional tax funds, share rescue equipment and perhaps directly employ additional personnel.   In order to better assess the viability of this JPA and possible merger Paul McDonald from C.M. Crinis and Company evaluated the fiscal condition of both fire agencies and reported that both agencies were healthy and that in...

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Fire Agencies to Make Presentations to the City

Big Bear Lake, Ca Monday March 7, 2011 12:00 pm – Wednesday’s meeting of the City of Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District will include presentations by CALFIRE and San Bernardino County Fire on the City’s Request for Proposal for Fire Protection and Other Emergency Services.  Both agencies will have time to formally present their proposals to provide fire protection and related services for the City and to answer the Fire Board’s questions.  The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting also includes a presentation by Chief Rod Ballard to Fire Fuels Program Supervisor David Yegge in recognition for his receiving a State Firewise Leadership Award in 2010.  The public is invited to attend the open session in Hofert Hall beginning at 9:00 am.  A time for public comment is provided at the beginning of the meeting. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30501.mp3|titles=Fire Agencies to Make Presentations to the...

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