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Bishop Fire Department to Host 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb 

    Bishop Fire Department to host 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Community invited to participate in event honoring fallen 9/11 firefighters Of the 2,977 people who died on Sept. 11, 2001, 343 were firefighters. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks that forever changed the New York City skyline, and the Bishop Fire […]

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National Night Out Set for August 2 – Area First Responders to Host an Evening of Fun in Bishop

    Local law enforcement and first responders in the Eastern Sierra are continuing a nationwide tradition by hosting the National Night Out event in Bishop. “National Night Out is a longstanding community policing event that allows for the opportunity to develop partnerships and true camaraderie between first responders and the community they serve,” said […]

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Bishop Fire Chief Gives Report to Bishop City Council in Aftermath of Airport Fire

Two weeks after the Airport Fire raced down the Owens River scorching 4,136 acres, Bishop Fire Department Chief Joe Dell gave his report to the Bishop City Council. While Big Pine residents, east of Hwy. 395, were told to evacuate to the Bishop Senior Center, few did. This call to evacuate was the fourth in […]

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Fire Near Bishop Airport and Owens River 2-16-22

    UPDATE 7:40AM 2/17/22 #AirportFire off Airport Road and East Line Street, east of Bishop in Inyo County is 2,800 acres and 0% contained.  150 structures threatened.  CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit For more information:   UPDATE: 8:40PM CALFIRE  1800 acres 0% Containment No change to evacuation orders or road closures. UPDATE: CalFire: […]

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Operation Santa - Bishop, CA

Tonight December 21 “Operation Santa” Is Heading To A Bishop Neighborhood Near You! 

  Tuesday, December 21st, starting at 5:30 pm, Santa Claus will visit the Bishop area during “Operation Santa.” But he won’t be in his sleigh or with his reindeer. Instead, the Bishop police officers, Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies, and Bishop firefighters will escort Santa through the streets of Bishop for a quick tour of our […]

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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Bishop School Bus

On 09/16/21 at approximately 1:44 PM, a Bishop Unified School District school bus, loaded with multiple school aged children, was traveling in the slow lane of northbound US-395 near Jay Street in Bishop. At the same time, Christopher Rufener of Mohave Valley, AZ, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, in the fast lane of […]

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North Barlow Arson

George Barlow Arrested for Attempted Homicide and Arson

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at about 12:40 P.M., Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol and CAL-Fire responded to a structure fire on North Barlow Lane. A fire on the front porch of the residence was extinguished by Bishop Volunteer Fire Department.  Bishop Volunteer Fire Chief along […]

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National Night Out 2021

The community is invited to come enjoy National Night Out – a night on the town with their local first responders Tuesday. There will be free hot dogs fresh off the grill, along with music, lawn games, and freebies for the kids. The festivities are set to take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, […]

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Stay Safe and Sane Fireworks Booths Are Open for This Fourth of July in Bishop

Local fireworks booths now open for business in Bishop In a press release today, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department issued a press release stating that local fireworks booths are open and ready for business in Bishop, now through the Fourth of July. “Buying fireworks locally not only ensures that your fireworks are legal, it also […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Are Planned in Bishop at City Park

Bishop’s fantastic 4th of July fireworks show will be back and better than ever for 2021. Since it’s no longer possible to hold the event at the airport, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department will host this year’s festivities at the Bishop City Park. This venue allows for expanded events to create a full day of […]

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