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CONSUMER ALERT: WATCH OUT FOR FRAUDULENT FIRE 
EXTINGUISHER/EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS SERVICE COMPANIES

Office of the Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention

2820 M Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
www.kerncountyfire.org
Telephone 661-391-3462 FAX 661-636-0466/67 
TTY Relay 800-735-2929

This bulletin is to alert business owners there are impersonators utilizing the name ALIK FIRE CONTROL and they are coming to businesses to service fire extinguishers.  These imposters have been using high-pressure sales tactics or deceptive methods to convince businesses to purchase their services.  Watch out for individuals with the following suspicious characteristics:

  • Wear uniforms with patches similar to those worn by Fire Department staff and give the impression that they are from the Fire Department
  • Claim that they are Fire Marshals and are authorized to close the business if not allowed to do an inspection of their fire protection systems and make subsequent repairs.
  • Claim they are there to provide service on extinguishers or hood duct systems that have previously been serviced by another company.

 

The Kern County Fire Department does not endorse, recommend, or send any fire protection service companies to a local business.  It is up to the business owner to seek those services when needed.

Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a fire protection service company:

  • Be sure that the service technician has proper identification and that he or she is from the company that you selected.
  • Ask the company to verify they have a certificate of Registration and or C-16 License which is valid and current through the California State Fire Marshal's Office and Contractors State License Board.
  • Do not permit a service company to provide service that you did not request or that is not required.
  • Do not pay by cash

 

We want your business, your employees, and your clients safely protected from fire.  Fire protection systems and fire extinguishers, that are properly installed and serviced, will save lives and protect property.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, or if you require assistance checking the status of a fire protection company, please call the Kern County Fire Department Fire Prevention Unit at (661) 391-3310.

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: Jackson Incident Incident Time: 8:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 4-19-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Locust Ravine Incident Incident Time: 2:47:00 p.m. Incident Date: 3-17-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Mesa Incident Incident Time: 10:30:00 a.m. Incident Date: 3-0-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Kerrnita Incident Incident Time: 6:35:00 a.m. Incident Date: 2-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Oregon Incident Incident Time: 10:53:00 a.m. Incident Date: 2-10-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Stockton Incident Incident Time: 18:23:00 p.m. Incident Date: 2-9-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Nudgent Incident Incident Time: 04:07:00 p.m. Incident Date: 2-6-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: North Mills Incident Incident Time: 09:10:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Clinton Incident Incident Time: 04:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-27-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Lux Incident Incident Time: 10:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-25-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: 20th Street Incident Incident Time: 10:22:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Panama Incident Incident Time: 9:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-18-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident Incident Time: 11:26:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Vehicle...
Incident Name: Olive Incident Incident Time: 11:43:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Valley Incident Incident Time: 11:33:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Sterling Incident Incident Location: 1200 Block of Sterling Road Incident Time: 12:41:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: South Haley Incident Incident Location: 200 Block of South Haley Incident Time: 5:17:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: San Diego Street Incident Incident Location: 1400 Block of San Diego Street Incident Time: 6:55:00...
Incident Name: Roby Incident Incident Location: 100 Block of Roby Lane Incident Time: 4:45:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Cuddy Valley Incident Incident Location: Intersection of Cuddy Valley Road and Mil Potrero Highway Incident...
Incident Name: F Street Incident Incident Location: 400 block of F Street Incident Time: 09:00:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Shattuck Incident Incident Location: 200 block of Shattuck Avenue Incident Time: 11:09:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Verna Incident Incident Location: 100 block of Verna Street Incident Time: 06:07:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: East Kern Incident Incident Location: 300 block of East Kern Street Incident Time: 09:49:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Cooper Incident Incident Location: 100 block of Cooper Avenue Incident Time: 06:17:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Van Buren Incident Incident Location: 500 block of Van Buren Street Incident Time: 02:06:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Graas Incident Incident Location: 1400 block of Graas Avenue Incident Time: 06:15:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Chain Incident Incident Location: 1800 block of Chain Avenue Incident Time: 04:45:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: South Street Incident Incident Location: 300 block of South Street Incident Time: 11:08:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Tommy Incident Incident Location: 22000 block of Tommy Avenue Incident Time: 06:29:00 p.m. Incident...

Latest News

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11/16/2017
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10/17/2017
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09/27/2017
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09/27/2017
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09/03/2017
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08/14/2017
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07/12/2017
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07/06/2017
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07/05/2017
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06/28/2017
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

The following is a list of Fire Hazard Reduction service providers available in your area. This list is provided to you by the Kern County Fire Department as a convenience, however we do not endorse, nor recommend, any particular individual on the list. The individuals on this list may or may not be licensed and bonded. All providers on this list have attended mandatory annual training provided by Kern County Fire Department for Hazard Reduction clearance expectations. We highly recommend that you contact several different providers to obtain estimates. Any agreements entered into are the sole responsibility of the property owner and the service provider.

Frazier Mountain Area Providers (Including Pine Mountain Club, Mt. Pinos and surrounding areas:

Company name

Phone

Email

Owner

Tim’s Outdoor Improvements

661-242-1864

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim Sanders

David Hands

661-242-2985

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Hands

Big Tex

661-245-5700

661-245-2825

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daren & Marcia Williams

Dale McNeely

661-248-8733

661-645-7695

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dale McNeely &Lynn Russel

Justin McNeely

661-476-8161

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Justin McNeely

Meet the Kohlers

928-925-2121

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert & Maureen Koehler

Randy Whitbread

661-557-3680

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Randy Whitbread

L &M Clearing & Hauling Inc.

661-245-2146

 

Lou Marraccino

Martin Guerrero

661-301-0359

 

Martin Guerrero

Ablaze Tree Service

661-699-8630

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Stay Green, Inc.

661-607-6058

800-858-5508

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joshua Thompson

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crystal Badham

 

Tehachapi Valley Area Providers (Including BVS, Stallion Springs, Hart Flat, Alpine Forest and surrounding areas):

Company Name

Phone

Email

Owner

AV Weed Wackers

661-992-3627

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vic & Kimberly Glunt

Kingsmen Tractor

    661-477-1376   

805-508-4666

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave & Matt Reed

Larry McDonald Weed Abatement

661-472-9987

 661-822-7349

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Larry McDonald

Jerome's Tractor Service

661-822-5309

661-972-4348

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gary Jerome

Vortex Hazard Reduction

661-332-8531

661-821-3321

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tony Catalde

Stay Green, Inc.

661-607-6058

800-858-5508

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joshua Thompson

Hyper Hauling & Clean-up

661-972-3884

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Stevens

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crystal Badham

 

Kern River Valley Area Providers (Including Havilah, Caliente, Bodfish, Kernville, Weldon, Wofford Heights, and Alta Sierra):

Company Name

Phone

Email

Owner

Rocky Russell Handyman Service

760-376-1339

 

Rocky Russell

Valley Wide Yard Maintenance

661-238-9457

 

Tom Avis

DG Yard Services

760-223-3800

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dan Gibson

Miller Property Management

760-378-2024

 

Jeff Miller

Terry's Weedeating Services

760-223-2417

 

Terry Razee

Mikes Handyman Service

760-223-6888

 

Mike Brihlante

Frank Stitler

661-867-2463

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Frank Stitler

Kyt & Sons

760-376-2031

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Randy Kyt

Yard Work

760-417-0737

 

James Fernandez

Andersons Yard Service

760-223-2580

 

Sue Anderson

Mikes Yard Service

760-378-3039

 

Mike Mollenhauer

Michael Carmen

760-223-2203

 

Michael Carmen

Jerry & Cindi Rupert

760-379-2430

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Jerry & Cindi Rupert

Joe Peter's Handyman

760-376-2527

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joseph Peters III

Edward Camacho

760-379-4688

 

Edward Camacho

Ralph Landeros

760-376-3023

 

Ralph Landeros

Gram Gallagher

760-417-2455

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Gram Gallagher

George Campbell

661-932-8199

 

George Campbell

Zachary Carroll

760-223-2690

 

Zachary Carroll

Tom Holcomb

760-223-1863

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Tom Holcomb

Linn's Weedeating & Maintenance

661-304-8031

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John Linn

Tractor & Weed Abatement Services

760-223-0694

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ryan Serticchio

Top Notch Tree Service

760-223-3290

 

Deland Clagg

Andrew Wood

760-812-7447

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrew Wood

Geralds Clean Up

661-378-3232

 

Gerald Adams

Bob Google

760-812-0264

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Bob Google

Bryce Kerns

760-223-1631

 

Bryce Kerns

Country Boy Labor

760-549-9973

 

Joseph Paglia

Scott Brophy

760-812-7192

 

Scott Brophy

Christian Lee

760-417-1824

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Christian Lee

Daniel Martin

661-203-4646

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Daniel Martin

Willow Creek Mountain Maintenance

661-440-4169

 

Aaron Ireland

Jims Weeds

760-299-3257

 

Jim Brewer

Stay Green, Inc.

661-607-6058

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joshua Thompson

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

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Crystal Badham

 

 

 

November 22, 2016

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind the public that Open Burning of Hazard Reduction fuels continues to be restricted due to drought and long-range weather forecasts.  We will continue to closely monitor fuel and weather conditions and will allow Open Burning when appropriate--likely after the first of the year.

The Kern County Fire Department has lifted restrictions on campfires on county park land.  The public may have campfires in approved areas.  Remember to clear combustible material at least 10 feet from fire, have a responsible adult in attendance, and extinguish your fire completely.

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