Community Resource Centers

Temporary Non-Medical Relief for Citizens During a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)(en Español)

Community Resource Center location and hours: 

BVES Main Headquarters
42020 Garstin Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Hours of operation are 8 AM to 10 PM each day activated. 

The community resource center is available for anyone in need of information and resources during an emergency or PSPS event.  If for any reason the CRC located at BVES’s main headquarters is not available, an alternate site will be chosen and communicated to the community through various media channels, social media, and the company website.  

Map of Community Resource Center at 42020 Garstin Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Your safety is our first concern

Our Community Resource Center is equipped with the health of our employees, customers, and visitors to the Big Bear Valley in mind. As such, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, we will be monitoring:

  • Social distancing
  • Routine deep cleaning of all touch surfaces

Know where to go during an extended outage

During an emergency or PSPS event, BVES will notify customers by either phone, email, two-way-text messages, various media outlets, social media, and/or the company website informing customers that the CRC has been activated. 

Our website, social media platforms, and news media outlets will also be used to broadcast information about areas affected by Power Shutoffs and resources available.

Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. now has the ability to use two-way emergency text communications for wildfire threats and PSPS emergency events ONLY. Click here to see how to sign up for alerts   

Community Resource Centers offer

(as available and on a first-come first-serve basis)
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet access
  • First aid kits
  • Snacks
  • Phone charging
  • Ice
  • Up-to-date information on outages
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries/charging for medical devices
  • Access to cellular network service
  • PSPS representatives
  • Restrooms
  • Chairs
  • Transportation to and from the CRC (if available)

For medical emergencies, please dial 911 or see your local health care provider or hospital/health clinic location.