9-1-1 Responders

To Medical Calls


Monday, April 6, 2020__ Big Bear Lake, CA__ Big Bear Fire Department personnel are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) during 9-1-1 medical calls for service as a part of their updated safety procedures, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Out of an abundance of safety, the Fire Department’s Personnel are wearing equipment that include, masks, eye protection, gowns, and gloves, during many patient contacts.

We thought it was important to let the public know, that although our appearance might not be typically what you’ve seen in the past, our personnel continue to serve all of you in your time of need. Our new procedures might also include our personnel placing a mask on the patient, when necessary, to reduce transmission potential, says Dawn Marschinke Administrative Assistant to Chief Willis. 

As everyone is dealing with this global pandemic together, the Big Bear Fire Department is working tirelessly to keep the personnel informed, that they have the proper equipment, and that the Department continues to update the policies and procedures. All these measures are being done to achieve top priority which is the safety of Big Bear Department Personnel and the citizens of Big Bear Valley.      

For additional information or questions, please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at (909) 866-7566. or visit our website at www.bigbearfire.com  


Paramedic/EMTs Fonda & Eaton are in full PPE uniform 

Photo Courtesy: Big Bear Fire Department 040520

 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