Prepare Your Property Against

the Threat of Wildfire

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Big Bear Lake, California

Get informed about Wildfires in your neighborhood. Learn about proper removal of your trees and brush trimmings. Fuel reduction through trimming vegetation overgrowth is one of the most important actions homeowners can take to reduce the threat of wildfire around their homes. High fire conditions will persist in the Big Bear Valley, and due to a wet Winter season, residents should expect to see rapid growth of vegetation. Residents are asked to be diligent through the Summer months by creating and maintaining a fire-wise property. This action supports the overall goal of being a Fire-wise Big Bear Valley.

The popular Curbside Chipping Program provided by Big Bear Fire Department begins early this year. Online registration opens May 15, 2017 at Crews will begin chipping after June 1, 2017.

Fire Chief Jeff Willis stated “Many residents have built their homes and landscaped without fully understanding the impact that a wildfire could have on them. It is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ the next major wildfire will threaten Big Bear Valley. The Curbside Chipping Program is free to residents   and an easy way to remove tree and brush trimmings from their property.” 

The Curbside Chipping Program has been highly successful helping residents create defensible structures. Advanced planning and preparation are key elements to ensuring your property is firewise. BE READY FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE  by taking steps in advance of Summer and Fall’s months ahead. Funding for the Curbside Chipping Program is provided through a CAL FIRE State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund, the City of Big Bear Lake and your local Big Bear Fire Department.

For more information on the Curbside Chipping Program go to

For Creating Defensible pace, please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at or (909) 866-7566.


It is not a question of ‘IF but WHEN  … wildfire will threaten Big Bear Valley, comments Fire Chief Willis. 


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