Category: Current News

BVUSD Board Meeting

At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley was recognized for their continued support of Bear Valley schools.  Soroptimist President, Cindy Caretto, presented the district with a check for $8,920.00 to be used to purchase security cameras at the Big Bear Middle School.  Middle School STEAM Program students presented to the Board after winning three categories in the Rube Goldberg competition on March 4th placing third overall and receiving the Creative Spark Award and the Teamwork Award.  Students collaborated to create a complex machine incorporating a mechanical device...

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Big Bear Fire Conducts Live Fire Survival Training

Big Bear, CA – There is no call more challenging to fire ground operations than the MAYDAY call — the unthinkable moment when a firefighter’s personal safety is in imminent danger. Firefighter fatality data shows that firefighters becoming trapped and disoriented represent the largest portion of structural fire ground fatalities. During the month of March, members of Big Bear Fire Department will complete life-saving training through the Fire Ground Survival program created by the International Association of Firefighters. This program provides step-by- step tools for the firefighter if they become lost, disoriented, injured, low on air, trapped, or are leading...

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Air Rescue 307 Finds Injured Hiker After Activation of Personal GPS Locator Device

Lake Arrowhead, CA – On Wednesday, March 8th, members of the Sheriff’s Department Emergency Operations Division received information regarding an injured hiker in the Pinnacles area of Lake Arrowhead. The Office of Emergency Services for the State of California received an activation from an In-Reach personal locator device. The activation included text messages, which said the victim, William Simpson, a 67 year old man from Santa Monica, had fallen while hiking and was suffering from injuries. The crew of San Bernardino County Air Rescue 7 was requested to assist. The crew responded to the location using the GPS coordinates provided...

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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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BBCCSD’s GM Scott Heule Announces Retirement

Big Bear City, CA – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the Big Bear Community Services District since 2014, announced that he will retire from his position as head of the agency on July 21, 2017. During his tenure at the BBCCSD, the district adopted it’s first official agency Mission Statement and five-year strategic plan, and updated it’s branding to help celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. Heule stated, “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens and visitors of Big Bear City and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and highly professional staff providing water, sewer,...

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