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Welcome Message

The Big Bear City aStation 281nd Big Bear Lake Fire Departments are on a track to not only save money, but combine services to the benefit of the citizens in both jurisdictions.  The Big Bear City Community Services District Board of Directors and the City of Big Bear Lake Fire Protection Board are continuing to meet bi-monthly and work together for a full consolidation of fire departments, currently named “Big Bear Fire Department.”  Jeff Willis is Fire Chief for the Big Bear City Fire Department, Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, and the combining Big Bear Fire Authority.  Chief Willis states that the “main goal is to achieve 100% accurate response.”  This means sending the right resources to the right location.

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Annual Snap Shot for 2013

At the February 4, 2014, Big Bear Fire Authority Board meeting, an Annual Snapshot of the Big Bear Fire Department was presented.  Chief Willis provided an overview of the report.  If you would like to view it, please click on the link below.

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Fire Fighters Climb for Life

14-0205 Stair-Climb

The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.  Six members from Big Bear Fire Department will be running up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and self-contained breathing apparatus.  While the challenge is welcome, these six Fire Fighters are doing this to fight blood cancers.  All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Sign-Up for Emergency Alerts

Mountain residents and homeowners are encouraged to register their cell phones and Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones with San Bernardino County.  
The Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) uses listed and unlisted numbers in the region's 911 database to alert residents of life-threatening emergencies and San Bernardino County updates this database every six months.  TENS is a proven success, and has placed hundreds of calls during wildfire and flood events since its creation in 2004. However, the 911 data base only includes landline telephones, so other numbers must be registered.  If a resident wishes to receive an emergency alert text message on their cell phone or an emergency call on their VoIP phone, they must register their number in the system.  San Bernardino County has provided a website for residents to sign-up for this feature.  Click on this link to register now: