Tag: Ready Set Go

Be Prepared As We Enter Height of Fire Season

Big Bear, CA, October 1, 2015 – Although fire season has become year round, the height of fire season in San Bernardino County is October and November when the Santa Ana winds blow. As fires burn across California and no end in sight of a four-year drought, now is the time to prepare for wildfire and a possible evacuation. In June of this year over 31,000 acres were scorched in the Barton Flats area during the Lake Fire. Almost one month to the day after that fire started, the Cajon Pass erupted as the North Fire destroyed 20 vehicles as it crossed the 15 freeway, sending people running for their lives. Already this year there have been over 1,100 wildfires in California, decimating almost 212,000 acres. Our region is prone to large wildfires, and with our drought conditions, the danger is even higher. In 2003 the Old Fire burned 91,000 acres and claimed six lives, and then there were the  Slide and Grass Valley fires of 2007. The San Bernardino County Fire Department has put together a Ready, Set, Go! Personal Wildfire Action Plan to give you the tips and tools to successfully prepare for a wildfire. It will give you guidance on retrofitting your home with fire-resistive features, and show you how to create the necessary defensible space around your home. This plan will help you prepare your home,...

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Fire Crews To Distribute Safety Information Door-To-Door

Lake Arrowhead, CA, June 19, 2012, 8:00am – Starting this month, San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighters will be going door-to-door promoting wildfire safety to homeowners and families in the mountain communities. Crews from County Fire Stations in Fawnskin, Lake Arrowhead, Green Valley Lake, Angelus Oaks and Forest Falls will be walking their neighborhoods, inspecting properties on the forest border that would be the first threatened by encroaching fire. The door-to-door project has been in development for some time, and is an extension of long-term efforts by agencies across the mountaintop to create a safer forest. With the end of federal grants that have funded hazardous tree and fire safety programs for over a decade, local fire suppression crews will be “boots on the ground” supporting the efforts of county agencies such as code enforcement, hazardous trees, and prevention. Firefighters will deliver door-hangers containing publications like the county’s Ready, Set, Go preparedness plan, a comprehensive guide for homeowners who want to make their homes defensible and their families mobile if a fire occurs. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP315581.mp3|titles=Fire Crews Distributing Safety Info – Mike Evans...

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