Unidentified Female Perishes In Big Bear Lake House Fire


Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2015 - In a press release issued today by the Big Bear Sheriff's Department, shortly before 11:15 a.m. today, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station and fire personnel from Big Bear Fire responded to a reported house on fire in the 42000 block of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake.  Information was received that … [Read more...]

Big Bear Fire Fighters Climb For Life


Big Bear, CA, February 13, 2015 - The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up downtown Seattle's Columbia Center. On March 8, six members of the Big Bear Fire Department will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus in order to raise money to fight blood cancers. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia … [Read more...]

Lucky Kayakers get Quick Rescue from Big Bear Lake Patrol


Big Bear Lake, CA February 12 , 2015 -  Spending time on the lake in a boat or kayak in the winter months can be a deadly combination even if the sun is out and temperatures are a balmy 50 degrees.  Always use caution, wear a life vest and realize that regular patrol of the lake is not possible in the colder months.   The water is cold and … [Read more...]

P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet To Be Revived

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San Bernardino Mountains, CA, February 7, 2015 - Orion Aerial Firefighters is a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion aircraft to aerial firefighting service. It is currently raising funds to bring these aircraft back to the fleet of air tankers. Dale Head, CEO of Orion Aerial Firefighters, says, "The US Forest service has a shortage of … [Read more...]

Fire Explorers Wanted!

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2015 -Fire Exploring Post #232 is a local organization for high school and early college age adolescents, designed to help them explore the career field of firefighting.  Operating within a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America called Learning For Life, Fire Exploring is an after school organization taught by … [Read more...]

This Is Only A Drill


Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - During the week of January 19-22, the Big Bear Fire Department will be hosting a multi-casualty incident training event. Citizens in Big Bear Valley can expect to see a variety of vehicles and staff from the Big Bear Fire Dept., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept., and the San Bernardino County Fire … [Read more...]

After Christmas Safety Tips


Big Bear, CA, December 26, 2014 - As you go about your post-holiday clean up, keep in mind that you should never burn wrapping paper or your Christmas tree in the fireplace. The rapid burning and excessive heat can damage the firebox and chimney creating a serious fire hazard. Discard your tree soon after Christmas before it becomes a tinder dry … [Read more...]

Helicopter Operations Near Castle Rock On Tuesday

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 3, 2014 - On Tuesday, November 4th, the Mountaintop Ranger District will be using helicopters as part of the South Big Bear Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. Helicopters will be removing trees in areas inaccessible by conventional tree removal methods, and flying the logs to a staging point where they can be taken away. … [Read more...]

Fatal Airplane Crash in Dry Grout Bay


Fawnskin, CA October 20, 2014 - An Aircraft incident in the Fawnskin area was reported this morning at 10:48.  The single engine Sonex came to rest in the dry lake bed of Grout Bay near windy point.  The pilot who was the only person on board was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  The plane is registered to a person in Northern California … [Read more...]

Replace the Shake: New Funds Available To Bring Roofs Into Compliance

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26, 2014 - We hear a lot about maintaining “defensible space” around our mountain homes for fire protection--and rightly so--but it’s only part of the picture. Besides the presence of burnable vegetation immediately adjacent to buildings, the ignitability of a home also depends on its roofing materials. In one … [Read more...]