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Fire Prevention Has Relocated

Please note that as of Monday, March 13, 2017, the Fire Prevention Division of the Kern County Fire Department will no longer be located at the headquarters office (5642 Victor Street, 93308) or Public Services Building (2700 M Street, 93301).

In order to improve Fire Department’s efficiency to our citizens, both offices have been conveniently consolidated under a cost-neutral agreement to relocate to their new location at 2820 M Street, just north of Golden State Avenue. This strategic location (formally the Parks & Recreation Dept.) is across the street from the Public Services Building and will streamline the permit process as a one-stop shop for our constituents.

The Kern County Fire Prevention Division plays a very important role in the Department’s overall mission. This unit is tasked with implementing the policies and programs that reduce the magnitude of emergencies, and prevents or minimizes the loss of life, property, and environmental damage. The Fire Prevention Division provides education to our public, the engineering per the fire code during plan review, and enforcement of the fire code to meet our goals.

We look forward to serving you at our new location. Operating hours will remain 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday and will be closed for lunch from Noon – 1pm. Also, the Fire Prevention Division can be reached at their new phone number (661) 391-3310 for any questions.

Fire Hazard Reduction Information Update for 2017

A Fire Hazard Reduction Notification has been issued for 2017.   Click the Hazard Reduction Tab for more information.

State Responsibility Area (SRA) Lookup

Cal Fire has provided a data viewer to assist landowners in determining if their property may fall within State Responsibility Area (SRA).  SRA boundaries are those adopted by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection in January, 2011, updated to reflect changes as of July 1, 2016. They are the official boundaries recognized by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to define the areas where CAL FIRE has financial responsibility for fire suppression and prevention. 

Click Here to Access the Cal Fire SRA Viewer.

Received a Hazard Reduction Citation?

If you have received a hazard reduction citation and/or need more information click here to request a review.

Hazard Reduction Burning on State Responsibility Area Land

The Kern County Fire Department is now opening hazard reduction burning on State Responsibility Area (SRA) land.

A significant change has occurred in the communities of Lebec, Frazier Park, and Pine Mountain Club. The Los Padres National Forest will no longer administer SRA hazard reduction burning in Kern County. The Kern County Fire stations in these communities will serve as the permitting authority for their respective response areas. Permits will be made available to the public during business hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. As always, permits shall be provided only to those property owners who meet the clearance and safety requirements.

Tree Mortality

Tree Mortality rates throughout California have skyrocketed.   Click here for information.

Isabella Dam Update

Click here for the latest information on the the Isabella Dam from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Kelso Creek Emergency Operations Plan

The Final Draft of the Kelso Creek Communities Emergency Operations Plan has been released.   Click here for access.

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Incidents

Incident Name:  James Market Incident Incident Location: 14000 Block of Highway 178 Incident Time: 11:45:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Bena Incident Incident Location: Bena Road and Highway 58 Incident Time: 9:45:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name:  Wonderful Incident Incident Location: Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds Incident Time: 9:21:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Oregon Incident Incident Location: 200 Block of Oregon Street Incident Time: 4:33:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Quarry Incident Incident Location: South of Highway 223, 5 miles east of Arvin  Incident Time: 10:28:00...
Incident Name: Willow Incident Incident Location: Willow Drive between South Oildale Drive & Hickerson Drive Incident...
Incident Name: Pond Incident Incident Location: Pond Road east of Highway 99 Incident Time: 11:10:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Lacewood Incident Incident Location: 600 block of Lacewood Court Incident Time: 3:58:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Naylor Incident Incident Location: 300 block of Naylor Avenue Incident Time: 7:00:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Tule Incident Incident Location: 400 block of Tule Road Incident Time: 5:19:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Eastern Incident Incident Time: 1:50:00 a.m. Incident Date: 09-22-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Cecil Incident Incident Time: 6:20:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-22-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Mountain Park Incident Incident Time: 3:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-5-2017 Incident...
Incident Name: Poplar Incident Incident Time: 2:05:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-4-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Jay Incident Incident Time: 1:27:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-1-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Tehachapi Incident Incident Time: 2:40:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-26-2017 Incident Type: Technical...
Incident Name: White Incident Incident Time: 2:50:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-26-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Grapevine Incident Incident Time: 4:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-24-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Harding Incident Incident Time: 1:09:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-17-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Concord Incident Incident Time: 11:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-16-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Morning Incident Incident Time: 9:10 p.m. Incident Date: 08-16-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Buchanan Incident Incident Time: 1:02 p.m.   strong>Incident Date: 08-16-2017 Incident...
Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident Incident Time: 3:49:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-13-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Sierra Incident Incident Time: 11:52:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-13-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Gulch Incident Incident Time: 11:27:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-11-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Grapevine Incident Incident Time: 2:33:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-10-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Calgary Incident Incident Time: 1:10:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-5-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Lebec Incident Incident Time: 2:24:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-3-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Gosford Incident Incident Time: 7:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-2-2017 Incident Type: Hazardous...
Incident Name: Maple Incident Incident Time: 6:36:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-1-2017 Incident Type: Structure...

Latest News

09/27/2017
puertorico-deploymentsKCFD Deploys Personnel to Puerto Rico and Throughout California September 27, 2017  The Kern County Fire Department has 60 firefighters battling wildfires...
09/27/2017
franklin-arrestedArrest Made September 27, 2017  Today, Kern County Fire Department Arson Investigators arrested Damon Franklin, 41.  Franklin is charged with four...
09/03/2017
station72-equipment  New Equipment Delivered to Station 72 in Lake Isabella August 31, 2017  Kern County Firefighters at Station 72 in Lake Isabella received a brand-new...
08/14/2017
arson-arrested KCFD ARSON INVESTIGATORS MAKE AN ARREST Public Information Officer: (661) 330-0133 August 11, 2017  Following an exhaustive investigation, Kern...
08/08/2017
clagary-final CALGARY FIRE FINAL STATUS UPDATE On Call Fire Information Officer: (661) 330-0133 Wofford Heights, CA:  August 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This will be the...
08/07/2017
clagary-assist CALGARY FIRE INFORMATION EVACUATION NOTICE LIFTED  Effective 8 pm August 6, 2017, the Evacuation Advisory for residents of Wofford Heights for the...
07/12/2017
firefighters-assistKern County Firefighters Assist Throughout California July 11, 2017 The Kern County Fire Department has sent 64 personnel to assist with battling...
07/07/2017
paramadics-supportKCFD Paramedics Provide Advanced Life Support to Mountain Community July 6, 2017 Over the July 4th weekend Paramedics at Kern County Fire Station 58 in...
07/06/2017
fireworks-statsFIREWORKS 2017 STATS Fireworks Taskforce Personnel July 4, 2017 15 Call Center Personnel 25  Cost for Personnel...
07/05/2017
arson-caught-3July 5, 2017 Calls for Illegal Fireworks The preliminary numbers for calls reporting illegal fireworks on July 4th. The Fireworks Task Force Hotline...
06/28/2017
arson-caught-2June 29, 2017 9:30 PM Hub Fire:  Investigators Arrest Man for Arson At approximately 9:30 pm, on Monday June 26, a male subject was taken into custody...
06/23/2017
arson-caughtJune 22, 2017 Fire Investigators Arrest Man for Arson On Wednesday June 21 at 9:40pm, Kern County firefighters extinguished a structure fire on the...
05/22/2017
brian-massey    It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce that Kern County Fire Engineer Brian Massey has passed away.  At 8:00 am on...
05/17/2017
person-of-interest    Kern County Fire Investigators are asking the public's help with locating a person of interest related to a structure fire on the...
03/02/2017
three-juveniles-arrestedThree Juveniles Arrested For Six Counts of Arson - Arrests were made today related to Monday's arson fire in Wofford Heights that destroyed a residence and...

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WebEOC is an Internet-based collaborative communications system that provides for information and resource tracking, data backup, situation analysis, and dissemination of information during EOC and/or Department Operations Center (DOC) activations and exercises. WebEOC includes a standard suite of status boards that are the electronic equivalent of large, chronological, paper-based boards typically found in EOCs and DOCs. WebEOC status boards are electronic displays that provide the ability to post, transmit, and share real-time information among WebEOC users.

DATES: See Below
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Kern County EOC, 2601 Panorama Drive, Building B, Bakersfield
(Press “5” at the front gate keypad for entry)
INTENDED AUDIENCE: This training is targeted towards personnel likely to be assigned to an EOC or DOC during activations and exercises in Kern County.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: During each two-hour training session, students will login to WebEOC. Using the WebEOC control panel, students will practice standard functions such as posting or updating Activity Log entries, making or updating Mission/Task requests, and sending messages to other students. The same material will be covered during each session.

 

 

7/8/16 8:00 p.m. -Acreage/Containment: 1,785 acres - 99% contained
County: Kern
Location: Hwy 223 and Deertrail, 6 miles east of Arvin
Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire / CAL FIRE
Date Started: July 1, 2016

Resources
Personnel: 95
Engines: 5
Crews: 3
Dozers: 
Watertenders: 
Helicopters: 1

Cooperating Agencies: Kern County Fire/OES, Kern County Sheriff, CHP, Bear Valley CSD, CalOES, CDCR, American Red Cross, Cal Edison, Tejon Ranch, CCC.

Current Situation:
Suppression repair activities continue and firefighters will be working overnight to construct construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. 

Residents need to be prepared for this fire season. The prolonged drought has cause epidemic levels of Bark Beetles that have increased tree mortality to over 66 million dead trees.

For more information visit the following websites; www.readykern.com to register and receive fire updates and evacuation orders and www.readyforwildfire.org

SAFETY MESSAGE - The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please drive slowly as emergency personnel are in the area.

Evacuations: None
Evacuation Centers: None
Road Closures: None

What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program empowers citizens to help themselves and to safely help others after a disaster until first responders can arrive. 

After a catastrophic event, damaged roads and disrupted communications and utility systems may delay emergency response agencies.  This could leave many neighborhoods cut off from outside support for days immediately.  CERT volunteers are trained to help themselves and their neighbors before the professional responders arrive.

CERT members also support planned events like large races and parades, and provide information at community events to help everybody prepare for a disaster.

What are CERT Members Taught?

CERT Basic Skills is a 20-hour course s taught classroom style with hands on activities.  Participants perform tasks such as use a fire extinguisher, practice bandaging and splinting, and lifting large objects using cribbing techniques.  The class ends with a disaster simulation that gives participant the chance to put their new skills into practice.

Do I Have to Join a Team?

During CERT training, participants are taught to be able to take care of themselves, their family, and neighbors in the event of a disaster…in that order.  Therefore, if a person just wants to take the class so they can take care of themselves and their family, they will not be turned away.

How do I Become a CERT Member?

Locate a CERT team near your home or work and inquire about the next available Basic Skills class.  Since the curriculum is standardized, you may be able to attend a class in a neighboring area but join your local team. 

If there is no team in your area, consider working with your neighbors and with the Kern County Fire Department to establish one.

Where are the Kern County CERT Teams?

 

  Bakersfield
     George Ripsom, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 800-527-2742 
     Bob Belcher, Asst Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-477-6081
     Facebook - Bakersfield CERT

 California City
     David Orr, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indian Wells Valley (Ridgecrest area)
    Brenda Dawson, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 760-384-8859                    
    Kylie Mass, Asst Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 805-501-0819

Kern River Valley
    Tom Klein, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-333-0265
    Facebook - cert Kern River Valley

Mountain Communities (Frasier Park area)
    Jim Mason, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-245-1017

Pine Mountain Club
    Tom Yancey, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-242-1094
    Scott Lieberg, Asst Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-378-7407
    https://pinemtccacert.samariteam.com/Default.aspx

Stallion Springs
    Sandy Young, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-304-6968
    David Cox , Asst Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-827-7139

Rosamond
    Gary Darcy, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-752-7280
    Gina Darcy, Asst Coordinator

Greater Tehachapi Valley
    James Nelson, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661- 821-5205
    Facebook - TehachapiCERT
    TechachapiCERT.com

Bear Valley Springs 
     James Nelson, Team Manager , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661- 821-5205

 Golden Hills/Tehachapi  
     David Shaw, Team Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-823-9237 
     Sarah E. Rose, Asst Team Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-435-2233

 Sand Canyon  
     David Romo, Team Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-823-7238 
     Bernice Romo, Asst Team Manager, 626-297-8727

Alpine Forest  
     Sally Thoun, Team Manager, AlpineForestCERT@gmail, 310-463-4003  

Old West Ranch  
     Rob Dixon, Team Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 661-822-5050

Don’t see your community?

Contact:

Jeannie Taylor
Kern County CERT Coordinator
Kern County Fire Department
Desk: 661-391-7108 /Cell: 661-301-7111
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

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