Chief Willis….. “one of the most important
can take to protect their home!”
ALL Big Bear Valley
Popular Chipping Program
in Big Bear Valley is THE TIME to Get
your CHIP Together!
to www.ThinIsIn.org to register for tree and brush trimmings
Bear Fire Department is continuing the popular chipping program early this year
(began April 15, 2019) to alleviate the piles created by recent significant
storm damage. Online registration is now open at: www.ThinIsIn.org and is offered at No Cost, to Big Bear Valley residences.
This program is
designed to reduce the threat of wildfire around homes by reducing fuel through trimming vegetation
Chief Jeff Willis stated, “It is one of the most important actions a homeowner
can take to protect their home from wildfire and is an easy way to remove tree
and brush trimmings from their property. Many residents have landscaped around
their homes without understanding the impact that a wildfire could have on
are asked to be diligent through the summer months by creating and maintaining
property. This positive action supports the overall goal of being fire-wise mountain community.
grant-funded Chipping Program has been highly successful helping residents
create defensible space around their structures.
and preparation are key elements to ensure properties are fire-wise. Be prepared by taking
steps in advance of the wildfire season. Funding for the chipping program is
provided through the California Firesafe Council, the City of Big Bear Lake and
your local Big Bear Fire Department.
more information on the chipping program go to www.ThinIsIn.org
creating Defensible Space, please
Bear Fire Department
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.