Tag: San Bernardino County Fire

Don’t Trash The Mountains

Big Bear, CA, December 29, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of visitors will travel to San Bernardino Mountain resorts this winter for recreation. The California Department of Transportation released survey data in June 2016 that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Yesterday, the Director of Caltrans District 8 joined San Bernardino County Supervisor (Second District) Janice Rutherford, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Forestry with support from the United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, Sheriff’s Department and County Public Works for a news conference to urge the public to...

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Delamar Fire at 50% Containment

UPDATE 10/5 – As of 10:00 am this morning, containment is at 95% with full containment expected this evening. UPDATE 10/4 – As of 6:30 pm Monday evening, the Delamar fire was at 87% containment.  Big Bear, CA, October 3, 2016 – Firefighters are working a wildland fire on Delamar Mountain north of Big Bear Lake and the community of Fawnskin. The fire is visible from the Big Bear Valley. The fire is currently estimated at 15 acres, and is 50% contained. USDA Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire and CALFIRE – San Bernardino Unit have firefighters and equipment on-scene. Forest...

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Golf Fire A Reminder To Be Ready For Wildfires

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 6, 2012, 8:00am – Yesterday’s fire in Big Bear Valley is a reminder that we should always be prepared for wildfires. The Golf Fire, a small, slow moving vegetation fire that was reported in the Moonridge Area east of Villa Grove yesterday morning has been contained. John Miller of the US Forest Service told Big Bear News the small vegetation fire was east of Villa Grove down in a canyon and was less than 50 by 50 feet in size. Local fire agencies along with US Forest Service firefighters responded and quickly contained the fire. The fire was officially knocked down at 9:51am yesterday and a wet-line was created around it. No homes or structures were threatened, and no injures were reported. Residents can do their part in understanding fire danger by exercising extreme caution around dry, flammable vegetation. Clearing property of debris and maintaining landscaping are important first steps that homeowners should take. To learn more on how you can be prepared for a wildfire, go to the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Wildfire Prevention Site. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31541.mp3|titles=Wildfire Prevention – Mike Evans...

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Firefighters Test Readiness For Fire Season

San Bernardino, CA, April 30, 2012, 8:00am – The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit is conducting field exercises this week. The purpose of the exercises is to test firefighter readiness for this year’s high fire hazard period. The exercises create opportunities for the firefighters and fire crews to work together and promote teamwork and safety. The training will be conducted from 7am to 3pm daily through Thursday, west of Sierra Avenue, north of the I-15 Freeway. San Bernardino Unit Firefighters and fire crews will rotate through the exercises each day. They’ll be tested on several areas including a timed hike, fire shelter deployment, progressive hose lays, and hand line construction. The fire crew buses will also be inspected for mechanical and operational readiness. The four-day training period allows the Chief Officers to observe the level of readiness and safety awareness of the firefighters and the fire crews. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31485.mp3|titles=Cal Fire...

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Chief Jim Johnstone To Lead Mountain Division

San Bernardino, CA, January 20, 2012, noon – San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief Jim Johnstone has taken the helm as Division Chief of the Mountain Region (Division 4), overseeing fire and emergency medical response, and rescue operations. Division 4 covers over 600 square miles of vegetation-covered mountains, foothills and valleys. County Fire works closely with the mountain community through the Fire Safe Councils and the multi-agency Mountain Area Safety Taskforce. Johnstone currently oversees the Valley Region (Division 1) and will continue to do so.  Division 1 encompasses all unincorporated areas of the San Bernardino Valley as well as the Cities of Fontana and Grand Terrace. Before his promotion, Chief Johnstone was a Battalion Chief in the North Desert region.  He began his career with the San Bernardino County Fire Department in 1985 as a Firefighter Paramedic in Lake Arrowhead. He served as the Technical Rescue Coordinator for the Mountain Division and as a Rescue Team Manager on County Fire’s Regional Taskforce 6. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31300.mp3|titles=Jim Johnstone...

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