Tuesday June 2, 2015, the Big Bear Fire Authority Board held
a regular scheduled meeting in Hofert Hall at the City of Big Bear Lake. The
meeting included a special recognition ceremony. Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis acknowledged several
members of the Big Bear Fire Department Staff.
To begin with, Fire Chief Willis presented David Yegge, Fire
Fuels Program Supervisor and ISA Certified Arborist, with his 10-Year
recognition award. The Chief quoted a list
of accomplishments and thanked David for his tenacity and hard work. Yegge is
responsible for the grants that have provided free curbside chipping, defensible
space measures, and shake-shingle roof replacement. “The Big Bear Valley is a
safer and Fire-wise Community, thanks to David Yegge,” Chief Willis stated.
Photos courtesy of Big Bear Fire Department
Left Photo: Chief
Jeff Willis congratulates David Yegge
Willis granted promotions to:
to Right) Dan Ausmus, Paramedic Fire Fighter now Paramedic Engineer
Sutherland, Paid-Call Fire Fighter to Apprentice
Wagner, Paramedic Engineer to Paramedic
Captain Jon Curtis, Paramedic Fire Fighter to Paramedic Captain Robert Whitmore, Paramedic Fire Fighter to Paramedic Engineer Brittania Huether, Apprentice Fire Fighter to Paramedic Fire Fighter.
Willis is pictured with Administrative Assistant Corinne Flores (in the
background is Corinne’s husband George Flores.) Chief Willis presented Corinne
with a plaque of Appreciation for her 28 plus years of Outstanding Service to the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Lake
Fire Department, and Big Bear Fire Authority.
is retiring at the end of this month and plans to move to Maui. Her dedication
and hard work has been exceptional; her cheerful attitude and professionalism
will be greatly missed!
Yvette Eddy, Field Representative for 33rd District Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, presented a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing Corinne Flores for her Outstanding
Service to the community.