Category: Fire/Safety

April 24 is Safe Kids Day, Are Your Kids Safe Kids?

Big Bear, CA, April 23rd, 2016 – April 24 is Safe Kids Day. Use this day as an opportunity for the whole family to review fire safety in the home. Teach children when to check smoke detectors and how often to change the battery, create a family escape plan and practice it together, and learn how to properly select and use a fire extinguisher. Testing Smoke Detectors Test your smoke detectors every month to make sure it is working properly. Batteries should be changed twice a year, and disposed correctly and safely at a household hazardous waste facility. You can find the...

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Senator Morrell and Assemblyman Obernolte to Hold Fire Tax Town Halls in Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, April 13, 2016 – On Saturday, April 16, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) will hold two community forums to discuss the status of the controversial state fire prevention “fee”, more commonly known as the fire tax. Senator Morrell recently authored Senate Bill 198 (co-authored by Assemblyman Obernolte) to repeal the fire tax, but it was rejected on a party-line vote. However, Senate Bill 1136, legislation authored by Senator Morrell to require more detailed information on how CalFire spends money generated by the controversial fire prevention fee, was recently passed by a unanimous...

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CAL FIRE’s aircraft lineup for 2016

This month the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is finalizing their plans for the management and deployment of their firefighting aircraft, with the total numbers being similar to last year. The agency will have 51 firefighting aircraft working this year including: S2T air tankers: 21 plus 1 spare OV-10 Air Tactical, fixed wing: 12 OV-10D Aerial Supervision Module, fixed wing: 1 King Air 200 Air Tactical training platform, fixed wing: 2 Super Huey helicopters: 10 plus 2 spares The aircraft are provided by the Federal Excess Personal Property program which supplies fire engines and other firefighting equipment, including aircraft,...

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 San Bernardino County Fire Department Reminds You To Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Big Bear, CA, March 12th, 2016 – Sunday, March 13 is Daylight Saving Time, a time to “spring forward” one hour. You know what that 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. Working smoke alarms save lives, that tell-tale beeping can get everyone out safely and avoid tragedy. 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...

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Two Separate Restaurant Fires Reported Within Two Hours.

This morning at 10:17am, a fire was reported burning at 41025 Big Bear Boulevard, the location of Fuji restaurant.   The boulevard was blocked with for a short time with first responders and their equipment.  The nature of the fire is under investigation but initial indications are that while the restaurant was closed a fire may have originated in the kitchen and spread to areas of attic.  The fire was quickly brought under control and no injuries were reported. On the very same day, and within hours, a fire was reported at a favorite locals restaurant, La Paws, in Big...

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