Golf Fire A Reminder To Be Ready For Wildfires

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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 … [Read more...]

Firefighters Test Readiness For Fire Season

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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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Holiday Safety Tips To Remember

San Bernardino, CA, December 9, 2011, noon - With the increase in fire risk presented by Christmas trees, the San Bernardino County Fire Department offers these holiday safety tips: make sure electric holiday lights are intact and that cords are not frayed; artificial trees should be made of fireproof materials; natural trees should have a fresh, … [Read more...]

Momyer Fire Near Forest Falls Partially Contained

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Forest Falls, CA, May 10, 2011, 9:00am - The vegetation fire near Forest Falls is now 40% contained after burning roughly 150 acres. The Momyer Fire was reported at about 10:45am Sunday, May 8, and is located a few miles north of the Forest Falls area in steep terrain west of Alger Creek and north of Momyer Trail. It has not threatened any … [Read more...]

Are You Prepared For A Major Earthquake?

San Bernardino, CA, March 25, 2011, 2:30pm - Would you be able to ride it out if an earthquake hit today? San Bernardino County Fire urges residents to be prepared in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. The old saying it takes something drastic to happen to make us take notice is more prevalent than ever these days. Recent natural disasters … [Read more...]