Tag: Jeff Willis

Jeff Willis Is Fired Up Against Teen Violence

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 29, 2013 – As one of three candidates for Man About Town, Jeff Willis is seeking votes for the cause. All votes for the candidates come in the form of dollars, and the man raising the most money at the end wins the coveted title. Man About Town is a fundraiser sponsored by Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley. All proceeds benefit the Stop Teen Violence campaign. On Saturday, March 30, Team Willis will host a “Fill the Boot” to Stop Teen Violence event in the Vons parking lot. Big Bear firefighters will be on hand with boots ready to collect donations. They will be there throughout the day....

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Bianchi, Madden and Willis start “Man About Town” campaign

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 17, 2013 – The 20th annual Man About Town campaign is now underway! Every year, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley challenges local men to raise funds for the Stop Teen Violence project. Last year the three candidates raised over $90,000 together. This year’s candidates are Brian Bianchi, co-owner of Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room; School Superintendent Kurt Madden; and Big Bear City Fire Chief Jeff Willis. In the weeks ahead, the contenders will hold individual fundraisers around town; the one who raises the most money will be crowned the 2013 Man About Town. Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization working to improve the lives of women and girls. Learn more at...

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Fire Departments Take Step Forward To Becoming One

Big Bear, Ca, December 15, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District met this morning for their regularly scheduled meeting, and continued to move forward with the merging process.  The board approved the consolidation of fire department administrative services as prescribed within the phase one of the local plan to merge.  The board also authorized a “Cross Hire” concept in which each department will cross hire the neighboring departments employees into part time positions, which will increase the labor pool for both organizations and will be considered the first step towards work force integration.  Fire Chief Jeff Willis expressed his appreciation towards both departments.  The Big Bear City Community Services District met last week, and approved the same items.  This is one more step toward Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake Fire merging into one...

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New Fire Chief for Big Bear Lake Sworn In

    Big Bear Lake, Ca July 14, 2011 12:00 pm – Yesterday’s meeting of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District was notable in many ways.  With most items on the agenda entered on the Consent Calendar, the board was able to focus their attention on a presentation on the Healthy Urban Forest Initiative by David Yegge and the final item on the agenda, the swearing in of the District’s new Interim Fire Chief, Jeff Willis.  With his installation, Willis retains his current position as Fire Chief for the Big Bear City Fire Department and will be dividing his time between the two departments.  Willis’ services are contracted to the Big Bear Lake fire district by the Community Services District, with half his salary being reimbursed to the CSD by Big Bear Lake.  The contract renews annually, unless terminated by either the CSD or the Big Bear Lake Fire District.  Under the provisions of the contract, Chief Willis’ duties include evaluating the potential for sharing more fire services between the two departments.  He is required however, to refrain from allowing his position to prejudice the options available for possible merger or consolidation of the fire services.  Willis’ services as Chief for Big Bear Lake will be supervised by the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District.  His work as Chief of the Big Bear City Fire Department will continue...

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