ROAD CLOSURE: Tuesday June 2nd  

Maple Lane at Big Bear Boulevard will be closed from 8:00 A.M. until Noon. Big Bear High School and Chautauqua High School will be involved with the Arrowhead CHP, Big Bear Sherriff & Deputies, the Big Bear Fire Department to present Every 15 Minutes. 

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The intense two-day Every 15 Minutes program focuses on high school students, raising awareness about the reality and consequences of drinking and driving, and inspiring students to make informed, smart decisions as they prepare to celebrate prom and graduation. 

Tuesday, participants will reenact an alcohol-related traffic collision from approximately 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Maple Lane in front of Big Bear High School.

The multi-casualty collision scenario will involve students from Big Bear High School and first responders from Big Bear Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, and the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. Additionally, throughout the school day, the Grim Reaper will remove one student from class Every 15 Minutes and their obituary will be read, representing one more death from an alcohol related traffic collision.

The second day, Wednesday June 3rd, will consist of an assembly and mock funeral for the living dead and students killed in the previous day’s crash. The assembly will begin at 9:30 A.M. and conclude at approximately 11:30 A.M.,   with a challenge to the entire student body to make responsible choices when alcohol is involved.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and generous donations from multiple local businesses and service organizations.    Media personnel are encouraged to attend and report this event to our community.‚Äč