Range & Functional Issue Identified
Bear Lake, CA, August 22, 2019___ Big Bear Fire Department conducted its first test of its
local Emergency Warning Sirens, since they were silenced approximately 10 years
ago due to changes in technology and radio frequencies.
a result of the test, problems were identified regarding volume levels and
range. In addition, one siren did not activate. With this information, the
Department will adjust and make repairs as needed.
The next monthly test
will be on September 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.
existing sirens were purchased many years ago through grant money for a
Valley-wide emergency notification system. Sirens are located in west Big Bear
Lake, Moonridge, Big Bear City – Central and Sugarloaf.
Chief Jeff Willis stated, “We are aware that the sirens will not be
heard everywhere in Big Bear Valley. However, the Department will fill the need
as revenue allows.”
For additional information, please contact Big Bear Fire