the Threat of Wildfire
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Big Bear Lake, California
Get informed about Wildfires in your
neighborhood. Learn about proper removal of your trees and brush trimmings.
Fuel reduction through trimming vegetation overgrowth is one of the most
important actions homeowners can take to reduce the threat of wildfire around
their homes. High fire conditions will persist in the Big Bear Valley, and due
to a wet Winter season, residents should expect to see rapid growth of
vegetation. Residents are asked to be diligent through the Summer months by
creating and maintaining a fire-wise property. This action supports the overall
goal of being a Fire-wise Big Bear Valley.
popular Curbside Chipping Program
provided by Big Bear Fire Department
begins early this year. Online registration opens May 15, 2017 at ThinIsIn.org. Crews will begin chipping
after June 1, 2017.
Fire Chief Jeff Willis stated “Many residents have built their
homes and landscaped without fully understanding the impact that a wildfire
could have on them. It is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ the next major
wildfire will threaten Big Bear Valley. The Curbside
Chipping Program is free to residents and an easy way to remove tree and brush trimmings from their property.”
The Curbside Chipping Program has been highly successful helping residents create defensible structures. Advanced planning and preparation are key elements to ensuring your property is firewise. BE READY FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE by taking steps in advance of Summer and Fall’s months ahead. Funding for the Curbside Chipping Program is provided through a CAL FIRE State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund, the City of Big Bear Lake and your local Big Bear Fire Department.
For more information on the Curbside Chipping Program go to www.ThinIsIn.org.
For Creating Defensible pace, please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at www.BigBearFire.org or (909) 866-7566.
It is not a question of ‘IF’ but ‘WHEN’ … wildfire will threaten
Big Bear Valley, comments Fire Chief Willis.
About Big Bear Fire Department:
Big Bear Fire Authority was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement in 2012 combining Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District and Big Bear City Fire Department, now commonly known as Big Bear Fire Department. Since its inception, Big Bear Fire Department is committed to providing Big Bear Valley with professional fire, medical and emergency services “Protecting Lives and Property,” with timely response to fire and medical emergencies