YOU Can Make A Difference


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January 2019__ Big Bear Lake California

With 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!


It’s 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.


The 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.


  18_27160.jpg  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.” 


During 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 fire.   

HELP Fight Fires


Register your adopted hydrant today at


For additional information on this or other fire and life safety topics, please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at or (909) 866-7566.




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, 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.