Make A Difference
January 2019__ Big Bear Lake
snow in the forecast, residents and businesses can make a difference fighting
fires. Big Bear Fire Department is asking
the community to partner with them in its Adopt-A-Hydrant program.
Adopt A Hydrant!
never too late to adopt a hydrant. In the event of a fire, it is imperative
that the fire department gain access to a fire hydrant water supply as quickly
as possible to prevent the loss of life and property. Residents and business
owners can help Big Bear Fire Department in this quest by adopting a hydrant
and making sure that it is easily accessible throughout the year.
Big Bear Fire Department asks that the area around an adopted hydrant be
shoveled after each snowfall. A path of approximately three feet wide should be
cleared around the hydrant, as well as an area from the street leading up to
the hydrant making it visible and accessible.
Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis states, “By adopting a hydrant, you help everyone in
your neighborhood, and are assisting fire crews so they aren’t wasting precious
minutes digging out a fire hydrant in the event of an emergency.”
Summer’s months, it is also important to make sure that the same three-foot
wide path around adopted hydrants are free of weeds and shrubbery. The adoptive
parents of a fire hydrant should also report if it has been damaged, is missing
caps, leaking water, or if the hydrant is blocked. All of this will assist fire crews in the unfortunate event of a
HELP Fight Fires
your adopted hydrant today at www.bigbearfire.com
additional information on this or other fire and life safety topics, please
contact the Big Bear Fire Department at www.bigbearfire.org
or (909) 866-7566.
Big Bear Fire Department:
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, the 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.