City of Big Bear Lake Reduces Wildfire Risk

In 2007, the City of Big Bear Lake, California, was named a Fire Safe City by the national Firewise Communities program.  Firewise Communities/USA is a project of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's Wildland/Urban Interface Working Team that involves homeowners, engineering professionals, home builders, planners and community leaders to take measures to reduce the risk of wildfires through the proper maintenance, design, landscaping and construction of homes.  Approximately 300 cities in the United States participate in this program.