We Salute Telecommunication Personnel
April - Each year the second full week in April is dedicated to those who serve as public safety dispatchers and communications personnel. With that in mind San Bernardino County Fire honors the dedicated tele-communicators who serve as the first first responders when the citizens of the county dial 911.
Johnstone takes Leadership Role as Deputy Fire Chief
Mar 25 - San Bernardino County Fire Assistant Chief Jim Johnstone has been appointed to serve as Deputy Fire Chief effective March 22; overseeing all aspects of firefighting operations. “Jim possesses strong leadership and management qualities to lead this department into the future.” stated Fire Chief Mark Hartwig. “Jim is well-respected for his operational knowledge, skills and abilities. He has been and continues to be a mentor to many.”
Don Trapp Appointed to Assistant Chief
Mar 25 - It is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Don Trapp to Assistant Chief effective March 22. As Assistant Chief, Trapp will oversee Human Resources, Public Information Office, Support Services, the day to day fiscal operations and special projects.
Munsey to Lead High Desert Division
Mar 25 - It is with great pleasure that Fire Chief Mark Hartwig announced the appointment
of Battalion Chief Dan Munsey as the High Desert Division Chief for San Bernardino County Fire effective March 22. Chief Munsey previously served in the Training & Special Operations Division of County Fire.
Structure Fire in Muscoy, Firefighter Injured
Mar 24 - At approximately 9:30 a.m., a structure fire was reported on the 2200 block of Otono Court in Muscoy. The first on-scene fire unit reported a single family dwelling with light smoke coming from the rear of the structure with an involved attic. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and reported no victims inside. Due to an involved attic fire, additional firefighters went to the roof to cut heat holes and assisted the interior crew. During this fire attack, a San Bernardino County Firefighter received first to second degree burns; he was treated and released the same day.