Hand Crew Fire Camp Operational
On August 20th, the San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s Department held an open house of its first Fire Camp. Located at Glen Helen North in Devore, the 8 acre Fire Camp, overseen by a camp superintendent, provides living quarters for full-time firefighter hand crews, houses inmate fire hand crew team members, and provides a centralized location to house firefighting Dozers.
San Bernardino County Fire Takes Delivery of New Bulldozer
Aug 19 - The San Bernardino County Fire Department is proud to announce the newest addition to the dozer program. County Fire has accepted delivery of a brand new Bulldozer to replace an older model and add some much needed upgrades. The new dozer is a 2014 Caterpillar D6N XL model, and comes equipped as a fire service rated tractor equipped with the forestry package, making it capable of deployment to any wildfire. The new piece of equipment will replace a 1968 D6C model dozer.
Dr. Lucy Jones Prepares Volunteers for the “Big One”
On August 15th, San Bernardino County volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Emergency Communications Service (ECS), California Disaster Corps and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) programs know that when the Big One hits, initial response in their neighborhoods may be up to them. Lucy Jones, renowned earthquake expert, was the featured speaker during the Second Annual San Bernardino County Fire, Office of Emergency Services’ ShakeOut Workshop, leading the discussion on earthquake risk, preparedness and the impact volunteers can make through their respective organizations.
Annual Report 2013/14
Aug 15 - San Bernardino County spans 20,000 square miles making it the most expansive county in the United States. It is the 12th most populous county in the nation with a little over 2 million residents. The County Fire District covers over 75% of land mass and over 1/3 of the population of San Bernardino County. We are a dependent fire district of the County which means that the County Board of Supervisors acts as the Fire Board of the Fire District. http://www.sbcfire.org/admin/AnnualReports.aspx
Children's Fund A Worthy Cause
Aug 14 - San Bernardino County Fire proudly supported the Children's Fund in their recent mission to collect 5,000 backpacks full of school supplies. Assistant Chief Don Trapp and Maria Segovia delivered 86 backpacks containing various school supplies for the underprivileged children in our communities! It is an honor to help our county's youth start the school year off right.