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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GOATS KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Several goats were killed in a fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, neighbors in the 64000 block of Moonlight Mesa Road smelled smoke about 3:45 p.m. and discovered a travel trailer and surrounding buildings were on fire and called 911. No one was

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BRUSH FIRE TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to an arson fire in the desert east of Machris Park yesterday. About 7:17 p.m., a witness said a white man, dressed all in black, was seen running from a wash where a fire was burning about a 30-by-30-foot section of desert just west of Lisbon

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE, FAMILY CAT KILLED

Fast work by county firefighters Friday afternoon saved a Yucca Valley residence; the family cat was killed. Fire Captain Donnie Viloria said firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in a residence on the 58000 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley at 5:45 p.m. Emergency crews arrived on scene

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YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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COUNTY FIRE SPEAKS TO LATE DISCOVERY OF JOSHUA TREE FIRE VICTIM

The discovery of a charred body Monday in the rubble of a burned out house in Joshua Tree has raised questions of how the County Fire Department missed it following the fire seven weeks ago. According to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Tracy Martinez, when fire fighters arrived at

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12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA MESA GIRL GETS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

Santa arrives at Abigail’s house in Yucca Mesa

With lights and sirens, Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by dozens of law enforcement and fire personnel, and members of a charitable foundation, arrived at a home in Yucca Mesa Tuesday afternoon, to help make tomorrow the best Christmas ever for

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods THIS Saturday (Dec 20), Sunday (Dec 21), and Monday (Dec 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR TLC

The San Bernardino County Fire stations are collecting toys for Tender Loving Christmas, which will be given to children during the annual Christmas dinner in Yucca Valley. Collection boxes are at many businesses including the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree, and in Yucca Valley at Pacific Western Bank, Pacific Marine

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AMBULANCE OPERATORS ADDED TO THREE LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

While Yucca Valley’s fire department was established to fight fires, the truth is, 88 percent of the area’s 6,000 annual calls are for medical aids, such as traffic collisions, falls, and injuries. With such a high percentage of medical aid calls, chances are when a call for a fire came

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TWO SUSPICIOUS FIRES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s arson squad is investigating two suspicious fires in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 5:45 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree were on a medical aid call in Yucca Valley when they saw smoke coming from behind the Airway Medical Center. They arrived to find a dumpster fully involved in

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ABANDONED MORONGO VALLEY HOMESTEAD DESTROYED BY FIRE

An abandoned homestead in Morongo Valley was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., multiple witnesses informed Morongo Valley fire fighters that billowing black smoke could be seen from a structure fire in the 51000 block of Aspen Drive. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Cal

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