MOVE-Up and MOVE-On 

Tuesday June 2, 2015, the Big Bear Fire Authority Board held a regular scheduled meeting in Hofert Hall at the City of Big Bear Lake. The meeting included a special recognition ceremony.  Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis acknowledged several members of the Big Bear Fire Department Staff.

To begin with, Fire Chief Willis presented David Yegge, Fire Fuels Program Supervisor and ISA Certified Arborist, with his 10-Year recognition award. The  Chief quoted a list of accomplishments and thanked David for his tenacity and hard work. Yegge is responsible for the grants that have provided free curbside chipping, defensible space measures, and shake-shingle roof replacement. “The Big Bear Valley is a safer and Fire-wise Community, thanks to David Yegge,” Chief Willis stated. 


Photos courtesy of Big Bear Fire Department      ​

Left Photo: Chief Jeff Willis congratulates David Yegge   

Right Photo: Chief Willis granted promotions to:     

(Left to Right) Dan Ausmus, Paramedic Fire Fighter now Paramedic Engineer  

Shawn Sutherland, Paid-Call Fire Fighter to Apprentice EMT/Fire Fighter

Luke Wagner, Paramedic Engineer to Paramedic Captain Jon Curtis, Paramedic Fire Fighter to Paramedic Captain Robert Whitmore, Paramedic Fire Fighter to Paramedic Engineer Brittania Huether,  Apprentice Fire Fighter to Paramedic Fire Fighter.  


Chief Willis is pictured with Administrative Assistant Corinne Flores (in the background is Corinne’s husband George Flores.) Chief Willis presented Corinne with a plaque of Appreciation for her 28 plus years of Outstanding Service to the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Lake Fire Department, and Big Bear Fire Authority.

Corinne is retiring at the end of this month and plans to move to Maui. Her dedication and hard work has been exceptional; her cheerful attitude and professionalism will be greatly missed! 

Also, Yvette Eddy, Field Representative for 33rd District Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, presented a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing Corinne Flores for her Outstanding Service to the community.