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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Transitions to Winter Staffing

The CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit (BDU) has transitioned to Winter staffing levels effective Monday, November 29, 2010. The staffing reduction is in response to the reduced fire hazard potential. The wet Winter weather is allowing the San Bernardino Unit to reduce staffing by laying off seasonal firefighters and reducing the number of full time staffed fire engines. CAL FIRE recognizes that wildland fires can start at any time in Southern California and we will continue to be prepared to respond.

In the San Bernardino Unit, the Bishop and Independence (in the Owens Valley), Phelan, Yucca Valley, and Yucaipa fire stations will remain open with a fire engine staffed with a three person crew. CAL FIRE BDU will also have one fire crew per camp available for immediate response on the weekend.