Fully-Staffed Emergency Personnel READY to RESPOND
Administrative Office is CLOSED to PUBLIC
March 19, 2020___ Big Bear Lake, CA
Bear Fire Department crews are fully staffed and ready to respond to all calls.
To slow the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety and security of our
administrative staff and visitors, the Fire Department’s administrative office
is closed to public access until further notice. Administrative staff will
continue to be available to service the community to the best of their ability.
administrative services are required, please call the BBF headquarters office
at (909) 866-7566.
Fire Chief Jeff
Willis stated, “We want to do what we can to keep this novel coronavirus from
spreading. We believe social distancing is the best plan of action at this
moment.” He added, “Our paramedic crews are following San Bernardino County
recommendations and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines while
working with Bear Valley Community Hospital in preparation for any cases we may
encounter in the valley.”
you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and
symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your personal physician
for medical advice.
fire department paramedics are called, the 9-1-1 dispatcher will ask specific questions to
identify whether the patient is showing signs of the virus. If the patient is
showing signs and an ambulance responds, one crew member dressed in
protective gear will approach the door and place a mask on the patient prior to
treatment. The patient may be escorted to the ambulance in lieu of meeting the patient at the door.
If more than one crew member is
needed, assistance will be provided. If deemed necessary, transport will be
made to Bear Valley Community Hospital.
Bear Fire Department is continuously monitoring COVID-19 changes and will make
adjustments to protocol as required. Guidance for First Responders and Law
Enforcement has been posted and is available on the San Bernardino County
Department of Public Health website at: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/
additional information and current updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website www.cdc.gov or call San Bernardino
County Department of Public Health (800) 722-4794.