Big Bear Fire Department
Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis urges everyone to register NOW.
Bear Lake, CA __ April 6, 2020__
Big Bear Fire
Department has implemented a new emergency text alert notification system that
may be used to deliver time sensitive emergency alerts to residents when there
is a threat to your health and safety. This system is called “BBFD ALERTS” and these
notifications will provide important information during incidents such as
wildland fires, hazardous materials incidents, health emergencies, and more.
These messages will include information regarding evacuations,
Shelter-in-Place Orders, road closures, and other important details.
will be two types of notifications from BBFD ALERTS to provide
information to our communities:
· ALERT- Highest priority
notification that is considered the most urgent.
· ADVISORY- An informational or
educational type of notification.
is important for residents not to rely on BBFD ALERTS notifications
as their only means of emergency information. The system should be used in
conjunction with other information provided by the media, directions given by
first responders, and other information posted on official city, county, and
government websites/social media.
BBFD ALERTS System will work for any device that has a phone
number and that can receive standard text messages such as cell phones and
is no cost to register to join BBFD ALERTS but keep in mind that text-messaging charges may apply
and Big Bear Fire Department is not responsible for any charges that may
be incurred as a result of receiving these text alerts.
subscribe to BBFD ALERTS, text the words “opt in” to (218) 350-0268.
may unsubscribe by texting the words “opt out” at any time.
NOTE: All phone numbers
provided to subscribe to the system will be kept strictly confidential.
For additional information please contact the Big
Bear Fire Department at www.bigbearfire.org
or (909) 866-7566.