Fire Destroys Baldy Mesa Home
Mar 8, 10:36 p.m. - The San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 11000 block of Braceo Street in Baldy Mesa. The first arriving unit found a 3,000 square foot home fully engulfed in fire, with all of the occupants safely out of the residence.
Inmate Fire Crews Ready to Respond
Mar 6 - Today San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig and Sheriff John McMahon announced the graduation of the second County Inmate Fire Crew, also known as Glen Helen 2. In July 2013 Chief Mark Hartwig stated, “We hope this hand crew is the first of many more to come and plan to continue expansion of the program.” That expansion took just six short months, with two additional academies to begin in the near future.
Spring Cleaning Takes on a New Meaning
Spring begins on the 20th of March and that means longer days—thanks to daylight saving time! On Sunday March 9th when we spring 1 hour ahead, make sure to change batteries in all your home safety devices (smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, flashlights, etc.). Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life. Each month news reports have stressed how important smoke alarms were in either saving a life or unfortunately reporting that someone had died in a home with non working or no smoke alarms.
County Firefighters “Read Across America”
Mar 3 - San Bernardino County Firefighters participated in the “Read Across America” Program. County Fire is honored to be a part of this valuable program, a program designed to encourage young children to enjoy reading.
Smoke Detectors Alert Family of Fire
Mar 1, 11:08 p.m. - The San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 27300 block of Peninsula Lane in Silver Lakes. The first arriving engine company found all occupants out of the building with heavy smoke coming from the roof of a two story, 4000 square foot home. The occupants of the home were asleep at the time, and were alerted to the fire by the home's smoke detectors.