The Curbside Chipping Program has been available to homeowners thanks to grant funds provided through the U.S. Forest Service. The curbside chipping program was highly successful thanks to the participation of the public. There have been 11,500 requests for pickup and over 7,000 tons of vegetation removed from properties needing to create Defensible Space. All the material was diverted from the landfill and put to use as biomass energy plants, as ground cover for landscape, and on slopes along freeways.
Even if you have insurance, full ambulance costs are seldom paid. Some bills are denied entirely. Private insurance companies often fail to pay certain fees citing "usual and customary limitations," leaving the patient with unpaid bills. The Ambulance Membership Program accepts the insurance payment as full payment for services rendered. For those that have no insurance, the membership program provides an 80% discount. This protection makes sense when you consider the average cost of an ambulance ride is more than $1,500. Your $65 fee entitles you to emergency, medically necessary, ambulance service as often as needed during the membership year.
The Big Bear Fire Fighter's are hosting the 14th Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Bear Mountain Golf Course. Tee off time is 9am. Lunch is included in the $80 per person entry fee. There will be a huge raffle, lots of great prizes, closest to the pin and longest drive contest, and much more.
The Big Bear Fire Fighters Association is non-profit organization (Tax I.D. 501c(3) 45-5504004.) Each year the Association raises money which is then returned to the community in the form of donations. Some of these donation will be used for the Quest for Burn Survivors, Christmas shopping for kids, Miss Big Bear, sports sponsorship, scholarships, and these are only a few of the on-going community efforts.
Contact Roger LaVoire to sign-up today or to make a donation (909) 677-8075.
ARE YOU PREPARED? Fire season is upon us and it is dry out there! Be READY, get SET, and GO! Click on the PDF file for the Ready, Set, Go Brochure that was published by all of the mountain fire agencies in 2011. A lot of time and thought was put into this publication designed specifically for mountain residents. You might notice that a few of the names have changed, but the information within is all still very pertinent and important. If you still have questions, give us a call at 909/866-7566.