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Isabella Dam Update
Click here for the latest information on the the Isabella Dam (updated 04/2015).
2015 KCFD Awards
Please join KCFD in recognizing the following honorees at our June 12th Awards Ceremony, 6:00 PM in the Board Chambers:
Medal of Merit
Captain Glen Maki – for exemplary, meritorious off-duty actions protecting lives and property during the Way Fire in Wofford Heights.
Community members Lisa Baker, Richard Brocker, and Shawn Gossage – for saving the life of a man in cardiac arrest by providing CPR and defibrillation at a gym in Ridgecrest.
Community members Mario Taylor and Camille Szayer – for saving the life of a man in cardiac arrest by providing CPR when he was driven to a service station in Boron.
Fire Dispatcher of the Year
Fire Dispatcher II Blake Oxford – for excellent performance in public safety dispatching.
Engine Company 61 – Captain Moses Neal, Engineer Coleman Souers, and Firefighter Jacob Ricker for rescuing a man from an apartment fire in Bakersfield.
Letter of Commendation
Captain Butch Agosta – for demonstrating leadership and service in the development and training of structure firefighting tactics for firefighters.
Helicopter Pilot Scott Beck – for planning and coordinating the Southern California Interagency Night Vision Goggle Fire Suppression Drill 2014, involving aircraft and crews from around the state in nighttime live-wildfire training in Tehachapi.
Engineer Geoffrey Van – for demonstrating achievement and service in the development of structure fire ventilation, thermal imaging camera (TIC), and tiller truck driver training for firefighters. Good Samaritan Award
Good Samaritan Award
Community member Thomas Rockwell – for demonstrating selfless concern while helping people involved in a vehicle accident in Weldon, followed by driving an uninjured couple home to Apple Valley, inspiring the establishment of this award.
Community members Hansel Borges and Celena Bertone – for supporting the efforts to save the life of a man in cardiac arrest at a gym in Ridgecrest.
It is truly an honor to recognize our outstanding employees and community members that go above and beyond the call of duty. We hope that you can join us at the Awards Ceremony on June 12th to recognize our honorees.
Kelso Creek Emergency Operations Plan
The Final Draft of the Kelso Creek Communities Emergency Operations Plan has been released. Click here for access.