Category: Fire/Safety

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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Southern California Mountains Foundation Seeking Young Adult Applicants for Americorps

Big Bear, CA, October 28, 2016 – The Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program is now recruiting individuals ages 18-25 years old with an “I can do it attitude” that want to serve for 6 months on a service crew that will help restore and protect the San Bernardino National Forest. AmeriCorps service crew members will provide wildfire disaster mitigation services that will target some of the most hazardous areas in the San Bernardino National Forest that are at the highest risk of wildfires due to the current drought conditions in California. The Southern California Mountains Foundation...

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Annual California ShakeOut Drill Tomorrow at 10:20am

Big Bear, CA, October 19, 2016 – On the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area, and in a month when Southern Californians learned of a significant new fault in their backyard, the California Earthquake Authority reminds Californians that no part of the state is without earthquake risk and invites everyone to get better prepared by joining the Great California ShakeOut drill. This year’s ShakeOut drill is set for 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, and CEA will participate alongside millions of Californians. The annual event is an opportunity for people all over the world to practice what...

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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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Residents Catch and Detain Arsonist

San Bernardino, CA, September 28, 2016 – On Sunday, Sept. 25, at about 8:15 p.m., firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire and the US Forest Service responded to a reported vegetation fire in lower Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino. Upon their arrival, the fire had been extinguished by a resident.  The resident stated a male subject had started the fire and gave fire authorities a description.  A search of the area turned up negative for the subject described. Later the next morning just after midnight, another vegetation fire was reported in the same vicinity. While firefighters fought to contain the...

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