Our four part series of “Living With Fire” looks at how the Big Bear Lake communities have dealt with the threat of fire over the last 100 years.  This Part 4 episode takes a quick look at how the Big Bear Valley Fire Departments evolved since the 1940’s.

The images for this video were provided by the recently published “Vanishing Big Bear-2”, and from the historical collections of Rick Keppler, and Mark Durban. “Vanishing Big Bear-2” is a hardbound 8.5” x 11” book. It is available at Butchers Block and other retailers in Big Bear Valley, and online at FascinatingBigBear.com and at Amazon.com.