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Team Big Bear Fire Annual Climb-A-Thon
Team Big Bear Fire takes the fight to cancer with a marathon climb in the Village of Big Bear Lake. The team will be holding a Climb-A-Thon event in the Village at Pine Knot Ave. & Village Dr., on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9 a.m. This event kick-starts their annual fundraising campaign to fight blood cancers. Show your community support and see how hard these firefighters work as they climb the “stair-stepper” machine in full gear for eight solid hours to support this worthy cause.
The Climb-A-Thon is a prelude to prepare firefighters for the near herculean task of climbing 788 vertical feet, in the “Scott Firefighter Stairclimb” in Seattle, Washington on March 12, 2017. Team Big Bear Fire will compete for the 9th straight year, testing their endurance to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Firefighters will climb 69 flights of stairs in Seattle’s tallest building, the Columbia Center Tower, dressed in full gear, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Every dollar counts when someone’s life depends on it. Team Big Bear Fire invites the community to help in the battle against blood cancers by donating to their team. Donations can also be made on the team page at www.llswa.org. Click on “Scott Firefighter Stairclimb” and donate to Team “Big Bear Fire.”
For additional information on this or other fire and life safety topics, please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at www.bigbearfire.org or (909) 866-7566.
|CAL FIRE Crews and Inmate Hand-Crews unbury Hydrants on Country Club Lane.|
BIG BEAR, CA/January 30, 2017– Big Bear Fire Department and CAL FIRE have teamed up to clear fire hydrants buried by last week’s series of big storms. Beginning, Monday, January 30, 2017, CAL FIRE will have hand-crews on the streets of Big Bear Valley helping dig out the hydrants buried under huge berms of ice and snow. These hand-crews, dressed in orange jump suits, are part of the same inmate program CAL FIRE uses to battle wild fires.
Big Bear Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Nick Bruinsma stated, “The digging out will begin where road departments have completed its plowing to ensure hydrants won’t be re-buried. Duration of the clearing is unknown and will depend on weather and the crew’s ability to clear hydrants.”
Current plans are to start the clearing on Big Bear Boulevard between Division Drive and Sawmill Drive then work the side streets between those points. After this is complete, other sections of the Big Bear Community will be cleared in a systematic approach.
To prevent the loss of life and property in the event of a fire, it is imperative that the Fire Department can gain access to a water supply via a fire hydrant as quickly as possible. Residents and business owners are encouraged to help in this quest by adopting a hydrant and making sure that it is easily accessible throughout the year. To register your adopted hydrant today go to www.bigbearfire.org. There is a short application to fill out that allows the fire department to track your efforts and extend our gratitude. For additional information please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at www.bigbearfire.org or (909) 866-7566.