Tag: San Bernardino County Fire Department

Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 38 on Friday

Big Bear, CA – On Friday, July 21, at approximately 2:23 pm, Arrowhead Area Officers responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-38, East of Angelus Oaks. Mr. Frank J. Zuppinger, a resident of Big Bear City, was driving a gray, 1994, Jeep Grand Cherokee, westbound on SR-38, east of Angelus Oaks. For unknown reasons, the Grand Cherokee left the roadway and entered onto the south shoulder of SR-38 where it overturned. Mr. Zuppinger was trapped and would later be extricated by witnesses. After extrication, it was determined Mr. Zuppinger was not breathing and CPR was performed by witnesses until relieved by San Bernardino County Fire personnel. An airship was requested and the solo driver was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of the collision is still under...

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Hiker rescued by Sheriff’s Aviation on the Pacific Crest Trail

Big Bear, CA – On Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Sheriff’s Volunteer Forces contacted the Aviation Unit regarding a hiker who activated a Personal Locater Beacon (PLB) on Pacific Crest Trail, near the North Fork area. The GPS coordinates from the activation showed the hiker, identified as Jared Lee Ewing, was approximately 6 miles south of Onyx Peak. 40 King 2, with a crew of two Deputies, responded to the GPS coordinates to search for Ewing. As soon as the crew arrived they immediately located Ewing, who was near an open area at the bottom of the canyon....

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Change Your Clocks and Batteries This Weekend

Big Bear, CA – Dayligh­t Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 a.m. It’s time to “spring forward” one hour which means, change your clocks and change your batteries! While phones, computers, and tablets may change themselves, it’s up to you to keep yourself and your family safe by changing your smoke alarm batteries. Three out of five home deaths resulted from fire­s with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This is especially important if someone in your home smokes. Fires caused by smoking materials like cigarettes are the leading cause of fire-related deaths. An alarm should...

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Crestline Man Arrested For Torture

Crestline, CA – On Monday, February 27, at approximately 5:30 pm, the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station received a call from a reporting party requesting a welfare check of the victim. The reporting party believed the victim was suffering from great bodily harm and wanted deputies to check on the victim and the suspect, Monte Shultz. Deputies went to Shultz’ residence located on Straight Way in Crestline and contacted both Shultz and the victim. Deputies discovered the victim was suffering from traumatic injuries to her head and facial area. The victim told deputies she was beaten and tortured by Shultz over...

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One Hour Can Change Your Life

Big Bear, CA, November 3, 2016 – As the seasons change and the daylight is shorter, it is a great reminder to change your batteries as you change your clocks for Daylight Savings. Sunday, November 6 is Daylight Savings Time and clocks will be set back one hour. While phones, computers, and tablets may change themselves, it’s up to you to keep yourself and your family safe by changing the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights. Smoke alarms and all life-saving devices should be tested on a regular basis, with new batteries installed at least twice a year. An alarm should be installed on every floor of your home and outside of all sleeping areas to ensure all areas of your home are protected. A working smoke alarm can decrease a family’s risk of perishing in a fire by nearly 50 percent. In addition to having properly working life-saving devices in your home, San Bernardino County Fire Department encourages every household to have an emergency evacuation plan and to take the time to practice it. Make sure everyone knows how to get out and where to meet. Review with your family the different sounds between your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and practice evacuation plans at different times of day or night. You can find more helpful, life-saving information at SBC Fire....

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