County Firefighters Extricate Driver from Head on Collision
July 27 - At approximately 11:30 a.m., County Firefighters and Paramedics responded to a reported head on traffic collision on Palmdale Rd. near Caughlin Rd. in Baldy Mesa. County Fire responded with two Paramedic Engine Companies, 2 Brush Patrols, one Heavy Rescue unit and a Battalion Chief for a total of 14 personnel.
County Firefighters Extricate Trapped Driver
July 26, 6 p.m. - San Bernardino County Fire responded to a rollover traffic collision on Highway 247 near Reche Rd. in Landers. 911 callers stated there was at least one occupant trapped in the vehicle. County Fire units arrived on scene shortly after dispatch and reported a single occupant with critical injuries that would need to be extricated from the vehicle. Due to the patient’s severe injuries, an air ambulance was requested for quicker transport to a trauma center. After an approximate 10-minute extrication, the patient was removed from the vehicle and prepared for transport to the awaiting Mercy Air Ambulance.
Structure Fire in Joshua Tree Seen from Miles Away
July 2, 6:12 p.m. – San Bernardino County Fire units responded to a structure fire at the 62600 block of Sun Mesa Road in Joshua Tree.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire showing from the rear left corner of the approximately 900 square foot home. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire that soon spread to the attic. Due to plywood and double layers of drywall that made up the ceiling of the home, firefighters had extra work to get to the attic fire.
10 Tons of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated
July 1- Investigators with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Office of the Fire Marshal successfully conducted a 2 weekend fireworks interdiction at the California State Agricultural Check Station along the I-15 corridor in San Bernardino County on June 20-22 and June 27-29, 2014.
Independence Day Fireworks Alert
June 23 - Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for damages.