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Bush to Lead North Desert Division

Nov 26 - San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig is honored to announce the promotion of Gary Bush from Battalion Chief to Division Chief, assigned to Division 2 (North Desert Division) effective November 29th. As Division Chief, Bush will take responsibility for fire and emergency medical response, and rescue operations in the North Desert region. Division 2 covers over 10,800 square miles, including its two contract cities of Hesperia and Adelanto and serves the communities of Wrightwood, Phelan, Pinon Hills, El Mirage, Lucerne Valley, Summit Valley, Windy Acres, and the Cajon Pass. Firefighters responded to over 21,000 emergency calls this past fiscal year in Division 2. Read more

Stay Warm & Safe

Fall weather sometimes brings the need for home heating, and a little extra help from a fireplace or a space heater. Unfortunately, accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Following are some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely. Read more

Muscoy Explosion Kills 1, Injures 2

Nov 19, 6:00 p.m. - Firefighters responded to numerous reports of an ‘explosion in the area’ of the 3000 block of Gray St. in Muscoy. Additional reports began filtering in that a house was damaged from an explosion and people were trapped. Upon arrival, bystanders flagged firefighters down and pointed them toward a home that was partially destroyed by the blast. The incident was upgraded and other resources were dispatched, including the department’s heavy rescue or USAR team. Read more

Employees Honored

Nov 19 - San Bernardino County Fire honored employee promotions and service pin recipients for their years of dedication in service, their courage shown in intense situations, and their integrity and eagerness in serving the citizens of San Bernardino County. Chief Mark Hartwig also welcomed new hires to the County Fire family at today’s badge pinning and service pin ceremony held in Fontana. Congratulations to all of the SBCoFD dedicated employees! Read more

3rd Alarm Blaze Destroys Warehouse

Nov 17, 5:45 p.m. - Firefighters responded to a 3rd alarm commercial structure fire at the 22000 block of Commerce Way in Grand Terrace. Upon arrival minutes later, firefighters found flames shooting from the roof of the 2-story, 12,080 square foot building and immediately went into attack mode.
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