Emergency SIREN Tests
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In BIG BEAR VALLEY next Week
Monthly SIREN Tests Begin
The Public will be Notified by Siren in an Actual
August 15, 2019____ Sirens will once again become a tool of
Big Bear Fire Department to notify the public of emergency situations requiring
action. This will be an
additional way to notify the community in the event of an emergency.
The first test will begin on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with a 15 second siren blast. Tests will
continue to run every month on the fourth Thursday at 11:00 A.M.
During a true emergency, the full siren cycle will be run
for three minutes. When the public hears the full siren cycle, they should tune
in to local media or visit: www.bigbearfire.org for details regarding the emergency incident.
The public should NOT CALL 9-1-1, the Sheriff or Fire Departments.
Four (4) sirens purchased
through grant money for Valley-wide Emergency Notifications, have been out of
commission for many years due to multiple radio frequency changes. The Big Bear
Department is now able to get the equipment re-established on a new digital frequency.
Four sirens are located throughout the Big Bear Valley.
Locations of the sirens are at the City of Big Bear Lake
City Hall, Fire Station #282 located in Big Bear City, the Moonridge Fire
Station, and next to Baldwin Lane Elementary School.
The sirens will not be heard in every area of the Valley.
Big Bear Fire Department will be assessing the system for
future needs, with a commitment to fill the need as revenue allows.
Big Bear Fire Department
41090 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. Box 2830
Big Bear Lake, Calif. 92315