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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Annual Great California ShakeOut

October 21, 2010 at 10:21 a.m

“Drop, Cover and Hold On”

A Local ShakeOut Event is being put on by the San Bernardino County Museum

This event is free and museum entry fee is waived for attendees. Learn more by visiting or by calling (909) 307-2669 or TDD/TYY (909) 792-1462.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You are invited!

Yucaipa Community Center (link)
From 3-7pm on Sept 30, 2010


Friday, September 17, 2010

Fire Service Loss

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and Orange County Fire Authority over the sudden loss of firefighter/paramedic Jim Owen

Jim was a former CDF'r who chose to stay with the new Orange County Fire Department. Keith Richter shared these thoughts; Jimmy is remembered as a man of good humor who always had an outstretched hand. I want to share something said by Eleanor Roosevelt that sums up my impression of Jimmy Owens "The purpose of life it to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience". Thanks to Keith Richter for those thoughts. CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit couldn't agree more.

Firefighter/paramedic Jim Owens was 56 years old.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yucaipa's Old Fire Station Museum

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

M.A.S.T. Media Appreciation Event

The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit participated today in the MAST (Mountain Area Safety Taskforce) Media Appreciation Event. The event was to recognize the news media of the Inland Empire who are so important in getting the safety message out to the public. It was held at the historic Arrowhead Springs Resort
located at the entrance to Waterman Canyon.

MAST is a multi-agency organization that was originally formed in 2002 as a way to combat the bark beetle disaster in the San Bernardino Mountains. This unique group included federal, state and local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and other state and local departments and agencies that had an involvement in dealing with the hundreds of thousands of dead and dying trees. These dead and dying trees posed a hazard for fire, roads, powerlines, homes and businesses.

Today's event brought those agencies together with members of the media from the Inland Empire and the San Bernardino Mountains. Among the topics discussed today were the revised standards for Red Flag Warnings, The approaching Santa Ana winds, their origin, how they got their name, and their destructive potential, recognizing potential illegal fire related activity and how to report it, Ready, Set, Go and the great California Shake Out .
There was also a demonstration by CAL FIRE Division Chief Doug Lannon on how to properly deploy a fire shelter. An added bonus for the attendees was a tour of the historic Arrowhead Springs Resort hotel. Once the 'in' place for Hollywood elite from the Golden era of Hollywood. A young 17 year old Elizabeth Taylor stayed there for her Honeymoon, Judy Garland was one of the opening night entertainers in 1939 and the pool was named for Esther Williams who frequented the hotel and shot some of her movies there.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Delay in the postings

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Certificate of Recognition

Region forwarded San Bernardino Unit Chief Doug McKain this certificate from the City of Lancaster thanking all CAL FIRE personnel for their efforts on the Crown Valley Fire.
BDU appreciates the recognition; We're glad we could be of assistance.