Tag: Saftey

With increased Snowfall & Colder Temperatures: Reminder to Stay Off Lake Ice!

Big Bear, Ca, December 19, 2011, 4:00pm – With the recent snowfall in the Big Bear Valley, KBHR and the Big Bear Municipal Water District are reminding everyone of the dangers of walking on lake ice. Not only can it cost you your life, it can cost you money, and jeopardize the safety of rescuers. Every winter the San Bernardino County Sheriff and MWD receive calls related to people walking on lake ice, and although there have not been any reportable incidents in many years, the potential for disaster is there. Water temperatures in Big Bear Lake during the winter months can average between 35 to 40 degrees even when there’s no ice. If you end up in the water, you could be unconscious in less than 15 minutes. Not only are people at risk, your pets are too. Our local Fire Departments have rescued several dogs over the years that have ventured out unattended and not on a leash. Also remember that with the recent snowfall it may be difficult to distinguish where the shore ends and the lake begins, as snow has stacked up on top of portions of lake ice.  Please remember to STAY OFF LAKE ICE, it’s against the law, you will be fined up to $500, and you could lose your life. If you see anyone on the ice, call 911 and report it...

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Sheriff Encourages Residents With Mail Boxes To Collect Mail Everyday

Big Bear, Ca, October 20, 2011, 12:00pm – Last week a resident of Big Bear city in the Shay Meadows area woke up at 2:00am, and noticed a person outside trying light a fire.  Deputies were called, but the suspect fled before they arrived, and as it was dark outside there is no description of the suspect.  Deputies found that the suspect had collected mail from cluster mailboxes in the Shay Meadows area, and attempted to light the mail on fire.  Some of the mail didn’t burn and was returned to owners.  The Big Bear Sheriffs department encourages residents with cluster mailboxes to collect their mail everyday, and to have mail held at the post office if you are going on Vacation.  The Sheriffs Department also added that residents leaving on Vacation can stop by the Sheriffs Department and fill out a form to have their home checked on while you are away.  This is a free service from the Citizens on Patrol, and they will drive by your home, and walk the perimeter of your home every day that you are gone on Vacation up to 30 days a year.  For more information on this service call the Sheriff’s Department at...

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Great California Shake Out: Largest Earthquake Drill in California

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Be Prepared for Wildfires: Get READY! SET! GO!

Big Bear, Ca, August 25, 2010, 12:00pm – In an effort to create safer communities, the Big Bear Valley Fire Agencies (Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, and San Bernardino County Fawnskin) has initiated a program called READY! SET! GO!  The program is about helping residents understand how their home’s location, surrounding vegetation, construction elements, other factors place their property and them at risk during a wildfire.  READY! SET! GO teaches residents what they can do to reduce the risk of fire by – getting  READY!  It instructs residents on the importance of having an evacuation and survival plan by getting SET!  Finally, it emphasizes the need to GO! and go early, before the fire arrives.  It is not a question of if, but when, the next wildfire will occur.  With advance planning and preparation, you can dramatically increase your safety and the survivability of your property.  Residents can do the following to get Ready! Contact your local fire station to schedule a free home wildfire consultation, and take advantage of free curbside chipping program Thin Is In.  Local fire Chief’s agree:  “Fire Fighters train extensively and make countless preparations to be ready for a wildfire. Residents need to do the same.  Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires residents to take personal responsibility for protecting themselves, their family, and their property.”  Visit one of the following websites to get...

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