YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS HELP MOVE RV STUCK AT BLACK ROCK CANYON CAMPGROUND

Yucca Valley firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty to help a family whose recreational vehicle got wedged next to a Joshua Tree in Black Rock Canyon campground in Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday night. According to County Probationary Firefighter Justin Hashimoto, the family from Northern California had

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CHECK WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR BURN PERMITS

County firefighters remind residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply stop by your local fire station to get a permit. After you’ve received your permit, call to see if the burn permits have been suspended. Regardless of location or permit

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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE YUCCA VALLEY PUPPY

You’ve heard of firefighters rescuing kittens from trees, but Tuesday morning, Yucca Valley firefighters rescued a puppy from under a shed. About 7:30 a.m., a family in the 6300 block of Del Monte Avenue searched for 15 to 20 minutes for their 6-month old pit bull puppy before discovering she

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A NEW FIRE ENGINE FOR JOSHUA TREE

Firefighters in the Morongo Basin have a “new” addition to their firefighting fleet. Fire Station 36 in Joshua Tree took possession of a 1994 four-wheel drive brush engine that once belonged to County Fire Station 96 in Fawnskin. The brush engine’s water tank can pump 500 gallons a minute and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY PAVE WAY FOR TRANSFER OF FIRE TO COUNTY TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City council meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the council is expected to take a big step toward facilitating the transfer of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department from water district control to the county… And the beat goes on! Or so it seems, as

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS KEPT BUSY YESTERDAY

Firefighters were busy in the Morongo Basin Sunday. Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a car fire at the top of the eastbound Yucca Grade about 10:15 Sunday morning. The Mercury Sable’s engine compartment was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived; thanks to easterly winds, the fire did not spread to

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FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Officials from the fire department and Sheriff’s station will be at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, March 21, to answer residents’ questions. Residents are also encouraged to come to the meeting to talk about the county plan and new guidelines for the siting and permitting of industrial-scale solar

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THREE FIRES KEEP YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BUSY YESTERDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters were busy yesterday putting out fires. About 5 p.m. they responded to a motorhome fire near Old Woman Springs Road and Buena Vista. County Fire Captain Zach Taylor said the owners were about a mile away from where they had just purchased the motorhome when the engine

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SUSPECTED ABANDONED CAMPFIRE SPARKS JOSHUA TREE BRUSH FIRE

Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a small vegetation fire about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, the fire, which was in the desert north of Alta Loma and between Hillview and Sunset Roads, was burning two large piles of brush, logs, and branches. Dimoff

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WONDER VALLEY MEETING OUTLINES PAID-CALL FIRE PROGRAM

Wonder Valley residents will have an opportunity to learn more about fire and paramedic services at a meeting Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m. James Brakebill, of the Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Program, will speak about the paid-call firefighter program, and ambulance and paramedic services. The meeting will be

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PART 3 OF 4 IN OUR LOOK BACK AT NEWS STORIES OF 2015

We continue our special series looking back on the biggest Z107.7 News stories of 2015. Today, in part 3 of 4, the Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, and Wonder Valley fire departments were also in the news this year. In Twentynine Palms, after years of trying—and failing—to get residents to approve

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS ESCORT SANTA CLAUS TONIGHT

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods tonight, (December 23) from 5 to 8 p.m. Santa and his fire engine will visit neighborhoods on paved roads in north Joshua Tree, north of Highway 62, including Yucca Trail apartments and Joshua Tree Elementary

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS ESCORTING SANTA CLAUS NEXT THREE DAYS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods tonight, (December 21), tomorrow, (December 22), and Wednesday, (December 23) from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. Tonight, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in South Joshua Tree, south of Alta

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A DOSE OF REALITY AT WONDER VALLEY FIRE MEETING

The topic of fire protection service in Wonder Valley swept community consciousness this fall when residents learned that the fire district operating there for about $35 per parcel annually has become unsustainable and that charges even 10 times that might not eve be sufficient. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday’s

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NEW YUCCA VALLEY FIRE ENGINE TOO BIG FOR THE STATION

More than two years after it was ordered, the Yucca Valley Fire Department finally has its new fire truck. Sort of. The truck, which was built on the East Coast and then driven to the West Coast—and then made the rounds of firefighting conventions—arrived at Station 41 in Yucca Valley

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GIVE FIRE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in a special meeting last night to consider whether it should express its support for the Twentynine Palms Water District to transfer control of its Fire Department to San Bernardino County. The water district approved the annexation proposal August 5th. The Fire Department faces

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS GO TO ARIZONA TO HELP FIGHT WILLOW FIRE

Three firefighters from Joshua Tree spent most of Saturday helping out at the Willow Fire, just east of Needles on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. The fire was first reported at 10:30 a.m. burning scrub and vegetation alongside the river Saturday. County Fire Captain Donnie Valoria said Station

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT RESTARTS COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE PROTECTION: PART 2

As it did three years ago, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted to start a process for San Bernardino County Fire to take over the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Dan Stork explains what’s different this time, in two parts. Yesterday, he gave the meat of the

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