IAFF Local 935, is a labor organization that represents the men and women of the San Bernardino County , Big Bear City , Big Bear Lake, Colton, Loma Linda , and Montclair Fire Departments. Its members are dedicated to the protection and safety of the Communities they serve. The firefighters of Local 935 are committed to the well being  of the public through our humanitarian efforts, donations, and events. 

For more information, Visit:

https://www.iafflocal935.org/community

                                        

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East Valley Division Update:

Station 224 is preparing to welcome a new tiller truck to their station at 2641 N “E”Street. The truck was recently delivered to the County Fire shop and will soon be placed into service. The Apparatus Committee has meticulously planned optimal tool placements and our shop personnel are busy mounting tools.

The Kovatch Mobile Equipment (KME) Aerial Cat apparatus, includes a robust 101-foot aerial ladder, fire pump, water tank, and a comprehensive equipment complement. The new truck was designed and is outfitted for County Fire’s All-Risk model. This new addition replaces our 2006 Truck, ushering in a new era of efficiency. The old truck will serve a reserve apparatus.

Additionally, the crews at stations 224 and 221 have undergone comprehensive training by KME staff, covering all aspects from operation to maintenance and safety features of the tractor-drawn aerial. It will soon be cruising and ready for its #DutyHonorCommunity career at #SBCoFD. We anticipate the apparatus to be placed in service this spring.
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📸Photo of the Day: Urban Search & Rescue, USAR

Captured in this file photo are members of #SBCoFD CA-RTF6 during a USAR drill. Did You Know? San Bernardino County Fire hosts one of California’s 12 Regional Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Forces certified by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

County Fire’s USAR Task Force is identified as Regional USAR Task Force 6 or CA-RTF-6.

County Fire’s special USAR equipment includes seven Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) vehicles, three of which are Type 1 Heavy Rescue companies, which provide the highest level of local USAR response capability. A Regional USAR Task Force includes 29 specially trained personnel and is authorized to respond to major rescue emergencies including mass transit accidents and large-scale disasters such as earthquakes or major terrorist incidents.

This status also allows for County Fire’s Regional USAR Task Force to respond to requests for assistance from other agencies in California when requested through the Master Mutual Aid System.

County Fire’s USAR task force members are fully trained and equipped in five areas:

🪢Supervision, to manage all aspects of the following functional elements.

🪢Search, to find victims trapped after a disaster, utilizing technical search equipment and techniques, trained search dog and handler teams, and structures specialists to ascertain stability of structures to be searched. Structures specialists also work with rescue specialists to design emergency building shoring systems that temporarily support damaged and collapsed structures, allowing for effective search and rescue operations.

🪢Rescue, which includes safely accessing victims after constructing emergency building shoring systems.

🪢Tool and Equipment Support, to supply the team’s needs including technical search cameras, seismic and acoustic listening devices, power tools for breaking concrete and lifting heavy objects and/or materials.

🪢Medical Specialists, who care for victims and rescuers during and after a rescue.

Urban Search and Rescue teams respond to events such as earthquakes or terrorist incidents that cause widespread damage to a variety of structures and entrap up to hundreds or thousands of people. Other examples of USAR events can range from mass transportation accidents with multiple victims to single-site events such as a trench cave-in or permit required confined space rescue and swiftwater rescue.
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📸Photo of the Day: Urban Search & Rescue, USAR 

Captured in this file photo are members of #SBCoFD CA-RTF6 during a USAR drill. Did You Know? San Bernardino County Fire hosts one of California’s 12 Regional Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Task Forces certified by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

County Fire’s USAR Task Force is identified as Regional USAR Task Force 6 or CA-RTF-6.

County Fire’s special USAR equipment includes seven Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) vehicles, three of which are Type 1 Heavy Rescue companies, which provide the highest level of local USAR response capability. A Regional USAR Task Force includes 29 specially trained personnel and is authorized to respond to major rescue emergencies including mass transit accidents and large-scale disasters such as earthquakes or major terrorist incidents. 

This status also allows for County Fire’s Regional USAR Task Force to respond to requests for assistance from other agencies in California when requested through the Master Mutual Aid System.

County Fire’s USAR task force members are fully trained and equipped in five areas:

🪢Supervision, to manage all aspects of the following functional elements.

🪢Search, to find victims trapped after a disaster, utilizing technical search equipment and techniques, trained search dog and handler teams, and structures specialists to ascertain stability of structures to be searched. Structures specialists also work with rescue specialists to design emergency building shoring systems that temporarily support damaged and collapsed structures, allowing for effective search and rescue operations.

🪢Rescue, which includes safely accessing victims after constructing emergency building shoring systems.

🪢Tool and Equipment Support, to supply the team’s needs including technical search cameras, seismic and acoustic listening devices, power tools for breaking concrete and lifting heavy objects and/or materials. 

🪢Medical Specialists, who care for victims and rescuers during and after a rescue. 

Urban Search and Rescue teams respond to events such as earthquakes or terrorist incidents that cause widespread damage to a variety of structures and entrap up to hundreds or thousands of people. Other examples of USAR events can range from mass transportation accidents with multiple victims to single-site events such as a trench cave-in or permit required confined space rescue and swiftwater rescue.

ST PADDY’S UPLAND PUB CRAWL!
SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2024

JOIN US!

1ST STOP
LIMERICKS TAVERN
12-2PM 1234 W FOOTHILL

2ND STOP
JD ALLISON'S • 2:30-4PM
291 N 2ND AVE
AESCUA

3RD STOP
RESCUE BREWERY • 4-5PM
167 N 2ND AVE
&D RUMS

4TH STOP
CAPTAINS GRILL
5-6PM
161 N 2ND AVE

5th & FINAL STOP!
PRO FIVE
6-10PM
105 E. A STREET
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ST PADDY’S UPLAND PUB CRAWL!
SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2024

JOIN US!

1ST STOP
LIMERICKS TAVERN
12-2PM 1234 W FOOTHILL

2ND STOP
JD ALLISONS • 2:30-4PM
291 N 2ND AVE
AESCUA

3RD STOP
RESCUE BREWERY • 4-5PM
167 N 2ND AVE
&D RUMS

4TH STOP 
CAPTAINS GRILL
5-6PM
161 N 2ND AVE

5th & FINAL STOP!
PRO FIVE
6-10PM
105 E. A STREET

Vote No on Measure W!

Service Zone Impacts without Service Zone FP-5 Special Tax Revenue

VALLEY SERVICE ZONE:

▶️ West Valley:

🚨Reduce professional suppression staff by 16%

🚨Reduction of firefighters from 56 personnel per day to 47 personnel

🚨Currently have 12 fully staffed fire stations & 1 volunteer fire station

3 full-time fire stations may close

🚨Reduction in 1 -2 staffed fire engine companies in Upland and San Antonio Heights areas

🚨Reduction of 1 staffed fire engine in Bloomington area
Increase in response times of up to 7 1/2 minutes on critical emergencies

▶️ East Valley:

🚨Reduce professional suppression staff by 22%

🚨Reduction of firefighters from 54 personnel per day to 42 personnel

🚨Currently have 14 fully staffed fire stations / 4 full-time fire stations may close

🚨Reduction in 3 – 4 engine companies and 1 squad in the San Bernardino area

🚨Potential closure of San Bernardino International Airport fire station. County Fire and SBIAA each pay 50% of the costs in a mutually beneficial partnership
Increase in response times of up to 5 minutes on critical emergencies

***Contract stations will not be subject to closure/staffing reduction; however, they will feel the impacts of surrounding station closures***

Vote NO on Measure W

LEARN MORE AT:

SaveOurFireStations.com
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Vote No on Measure W!

Service Zone Impacts without Service Zone FP-5 Special Tax Revenue

VALLEY SERVICE ZONE:

▶️ West Valley:

🚨Reduce professional suppression staff by 16% 

🚨Reduction of firefighters from 56 personnel per day to 47 personnel

🚨Currently have 12 fully staffed fire stations & 1 volunteer fire station

3 full-time fire stations may close

🚨Reduction in 1 -2 staffed fire engine companies in Upland and San Antonio Heights areas

🚨Reduction of 1 staffed fire engine in Bloomington area
Increase in response times of up to 7 1/2 minutes on critical emergencies

▶️ East Valley:

🚨Reduce professional suppression staff by 22%

🚨Reduction of firefighters from 54 personnel per day to 42 personnel

🚨Currently have 14 fully staffed fire stations / 4 full-time fire stations may close

🚨Reduction in 3 – 4 engine companies and 1 squad in the San Bernardino area  

🚨Potential closure of San Bernardino International Airport fire station. County Fire and SBIAA each pay 50% of the costs in a mutually beneficial partnership
Increase in response times of up to 5 minutes on critical emergencies

***Contract stations will not be subject to closure/staffing reduction; however, they will feel the impacts of surrounding station closures***

Vote NO on Measure W

LEARN MORE AT:

SaveOurFireStations.com

Dive into the array of services provided by County Fire in the City of San Bernardino through the perspective of Eric Spies, one of our members stationed at one of the nation’s busiest locations housing both an engine and a truck company. In a comprehensive video shared by the fire district, Spies sheds light on the myriad services available to citizens and articulates the daily challenges faced by our members each and every day.

It’s crucial to note that this area heavily relies on FP5 funding, amounting to a little over $9 million, constituting a significant portion of the regional operating budget. The FP5 funding overlay played a pivotal role in the City of San Bernardino bankruptcy plan just prior to annexation.

To gain a deeper understanding of the potential impacts resulting from the loss of revenue tied to FP5, we encourage you to explore our website at www.saveourfirestations.com. Here, you’ll find detailed insights into the situation. The San Bernardino County firefighters of Local 935 fervently urge you to reject the notion of DEFUNDING public safety. Your vote on Measure W is pivotal in safeguarding our essential services. VOTE NO ON MEASURE W! #PublicSafety #NoOnMeasureW #SaveOurFireStations
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Video Clip of the Day: Respond with Truck 221 to a recent commercial structure fire in the City of San Bernardino. Crews arrived at a well-involved abandoned building, initiating a defensive fire attack to contain it and prevent spread. Strategically placed trucks throughout the county feature large aerial ladders that can deliver up to 1500 gallons per minute. Engine companies deploy water from master streams on the ground. The aerial ladder ensures precise water application, considering collapse zones in defensive fires. When firefighters arrive at a fire with significant involvement and questionable building integrity, a defensive strategy is implemented. Priorities are then set to contain the fire to the building of origin and limit its spreads to any nearby buildings or property.

Both Pierce Tiller trucks assigned to stations 221 and 224 in the City of San Bernardino are 2008 models with roughly 90,000 miles. These apparatus are slated for replacement soon with state-of-the-art KME Tiller trucks. Stay tuned for more updates.
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Vote NO on Measure W

THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR PERSONNEL TO SEND WHEN LARGE SCALE INCIDENTS HAPPEN:

›🚨NO EXTRA STAFFING FOR STRIKE TEAMS

› 🚨NO FIREFIGHTING BULL DOZERS OR HAND CREWS

> 🚨NO PROACTIVE FUEL REMOVAL & FIRE PREVENTION

LEARN MORE HERE:

SaveOurFireStations.com

⚠️YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK⚠️

Vote NO on Measure W
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Vote NO on Measure W

THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR PERSONNEL TO SEND WHEN LARGE SCALE INCIDENTS HAPPEN:

›🚨NO EXTRA STAFFING FOR STRIKE TEAMS

› 🚨NO FIREFIGHTING BULL DOZERS OR HAND CREWS

> 🚨NO PROACTIVE FUEL REMOVAL & FIRE PREVENTION

LEARN MORE HERE:

SaveOurFireStations.com

⚠️YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK⚠️

Vote NO on Measure W

Your COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS Local 935 say NO to DEFUNDING PUBLIC SAFETY. Vote NO on W!

In 2018, the Service Zone FP-5 was expanded to include the geographic areas served by the SBCFPD but not yet included in the FP-5 zone. This expansion resulted in the FP-5 special tax applying to properties in the existing and expanded geographic areas.

Service Zone FP-5 special tax revenue provides fire, rescue & emergency medical services (EMS) with professional firefighters, in addition to many specialized services including, but not limited to, hand crews, dozers, and fire prevention officers.

Service Zone FP-5 provides SBCFPD with revenue to maintain its current level of service.

Proposed Measure W

Proposed Measure W will be on the 2024 Presidential Primary Election Ballot on March 5, 2024 for residents living in County Fire service areas where Service Zone FP-5 supports fire service.

The measure will read “Shall the measure to repeal the special tax for San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Service Zone FP-5 be adopted?”

Please Support your FIREFIGHTERS and PARAMEDICS and Vote NO on Measure W.
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Vote NO on Measure W

NO on W NoW!

Measure W will:

⚠️DEFUND EMERGENCY SERVICES📉

⚠️CLOSE FIRE STATIONS 🚒

⚠️WORSEN PARAMEDIC RESPONSE ⛑️

⚠️RAISE FIRE INSURANCE RATES 💸

LEARN MORE AT:

SaveOurFireStations.com

Vote NO on Measure W
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Vote NO on Measure W

NO on W NoW!

Measure W will:

⚠️DEFUND EMERGENCY SERVICES📉

⚠️CLOSE FIRE STATIONS 🚒

⚠️WORSEN PARAMEDIC RESPONSE ⛑️

⚠️RAISE FIRE INSURANCE RATES 💸

LEARN MORE AT:

SaveOurFireStations.com

Vote NO on Measure W

Fire Destroys Vacant Commercial Convalescent Hospital

San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Grace & San Bernardino Ave. 911 callers stated smoke and fire from a vacant commercial occupancy.

Firefighters arrived to find a large vacant structure approximately 25% involved in fire. Arriving crews deployed to the building, working to suppress the fire & search for any potential victims. Firefighters initiated an offensive fire attack, coordinating with truck crews on the roof to limit the spread through the 13,000 square foot building. The building prior to being vacant, was a 49 room convalescent hospital. Due to the fire involvement & size of the building a second alarm was quickly struck. Firefighters did locate two people inside the building & assisted them to safety. Both parties were uninjured and delcined transport.

The fire quickly grew in size, spreading to a common attic space of the building. Crews worked to complete a primary search of survivable portions of the building, as transients were known to frequent the building. Despite suppression efforts, the fire continued to grow in size and intensity, pushing crews to switch from an offensive to a defensive posture.

Once outside, firefighters utilized ladder trucks & handlines to flow large volumes of water on the building. Firefighters shifted their priority to limiting spread nearby adjacent buildings. Within 90 minutes of arrival the bulk of the fire was knocked down. To assist with extensive overhaul a SBCoFD Excavator was utilized. This allowed for firefighters to safely and efficiently overhaul the structurally compromised building. Crews remain on-scene completing overhaul. No injuries to firefighters or citizens were reported. The fire remains under investigation by fire investigators.

San Bernardino County Fire responded with eight Engines, two Truck Companies, two Medic Squads, three Chief Officers, an Air/Light unit, an Excavator & two Fire Investigators. Rialto Fire assisted with an Engine Company.

Incident – Commercial Fire
Date/Time – 2/15/2024, 6:05am
Location – 17900 blk of San Bernardino Ave, Bloomington
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Fire Destroys Vacant Commercial Convalescent Hospital 

San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Grace & San Bernardino Ave. 911 callers stated smoke and fire from a vacant commercial occupancy.
 
Firefighters arrived to find a large vacant structure approximately 25% involved in fire. Arriving crews deployed to the building, working to suppress the fire & search for any potential victims. Firefighters initiated an offensive fire attack, coordinating with truck crews on the roof to limit the spread through the 13,000 square foot building. The building prior to being vacant, was a 49 room convalescent hospital. Due to the fire involvement & size of the building a second alarm was quickly struck. Firefighters did locate two people inside the building & assisted them to safety. Both parties were uninjured and delcined transport.

The fire quickly grew in size, spreading to a common attic space of the building. Crews worked to complete a primary search of survivable portions of the building, as transients were known to frequent the building. Despite suppression efforts, the fire continued to grow in size and intensity, pushing crews to switch from an offensive to a defensive posture.
 
Once outside, firefighters utilized ladder trucks & handlines to flow large volumes of water on the building. Firefighters shifted their priority to limiting spread nearby adjacent buildings. Within 90 minutes of arrival the bulk of the fire was knocked down. To assist with extensive overhaul a SBCoFD Excavator was utilized. This allowed for firefighters to safely and efficiently overhaul the structurally compromised building. Crews remain on-scene completing overhaul. No injuries to firefighters or citizens were reported. The fire remains under investigation by fire investigators.
 
San Bernardino County Fire responded with eight Engines, two Truck Companies, two Medic Squads, three Chief Officers, an Air/Light unit, an Excavator & two Fire Investigators. Rialto Fire assisted with an Engine Company. 
 
Incident – Commercial Fire
Date/Time – 2/15/2024, 6:05am
Location – 17900 blk of San Bernardino Ave, BloomingtonImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Vote NO on Measure W

🔥With the recent significant fires we saw tremendous fire growth, loss of life, and homes burned.

🛑The County Fire District will be significantly limited in its ability to handle day to day calls for service, let alone the massive fires like we had recently.

#noonmeasurew
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Vote NO on Measure W

🔥With the recent significant fires we saw tremendous fire growth, loss of life, and homes burned.

🛑The County Fire District will be significantly limited in its ability to handle day to day calls for service, let alone the massive fires like we had recently.

#NOonMeasureW
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