Big Bear City, CA, September 27, 7:30am – Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Big Bear City Fire Department were sent to the area of State Route 18, north of Delta Way, near Baldwin Lake for a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon. When officers arrived they found that Anthony Mario Macias, a 58 year-old resident of Apple Valley, was the driver of a motorcycle traveling southbound on State Route 18, when traffic suddenly stopped. Macias was unable to stop and struck a Honda Accord. His motorcycle propelled into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming motorcycle, causing Macias and his passenger to be ejected, as well as the driver of the other motorcycle. Macias was declared dead at the scene. His passenger and the driver of the other motorcycle were taken to area hospitals and treated for injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
Through September we have received and responded to over 90 calls!
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Let me welcome you to our newly designed web site. I hope you will take the time to read the entire site as we have significantly expanded the range of information provided. We want the site to be a source of information not only on the Baldwin Lake Fire Department, but also, the Baldwin Lake Community in general. We would like our Fire Station to serve as the “Community Center” for Baldwin Lake. We will update the website regularly to raise
awareness on important issues for Baldwin Lake residents and property owners; so please visit us often.
In line with this objective, we have recently filed an application to make the greater Baldwin Lake area a Fire Protection District. Should this effort be successful, we will be in a position to make our own decisions on matters such as fire protection and emergency medical services. Little known to most residents and property owners in Baldwin Lake is that the County uses
the property tax dollars we pay for fire protection to fund the County fire station in Fawnskin. We want that money to be spent solely in support of Baldwin Lake, not Fawnskin or anywhere else. I believe Baldwin Lake residents can better decide how to use our property tax dollars than can County bureaucrats. I also believe that by our doing so we can lower the high cost we have to pay for property insurance and further improve our fire protection at the same time. If we all work together we can make Baldwin Lake a safer and even better place to live.
A full explanation of the reasons for and benefits of our forming our own Fire Protection District are fully explained in a document I want you to have. We will email you the document if you call the station or send me an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. When you receive the document, please read it carefully so that you can fully understand the issue and why your involvement and support is needed. We recently held a community meeting at the fire
station to share information on this matter with area residents. Unfortunately, we could not make not everyone in Baldwin Lake aware of the meeting because we simply do not have a compete mailing/contact list of all residents and property owners. You can help rectify this problem and ensure that we can reach everyone in the future by contacting out station with your email address and encouraging your neighbors to do likewise. If you know someone who attended the meeting, get their two cents on what they thought about the meeting and the discussion that took place. I’m pleased to say that the feedback we received from the 50 or
so persons who attended the meeting was 100% supportive for the formation of the new fire protection district.
I hope to get to know everyone in Baldwin Lake. Please don’t hesitate to stop by the fire department, introduce yourself and take a look around.
How Many Calls did we Run in the Year 2009?
We Ran a total of 113 calls in 2009!