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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: Highway 33 Incident Incident Location: 13600 block of Highway 33 Incident Time: 10:49:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Gromer Incident Incident Location: 28900 block of Gromer Avenue Incident Time: 1:18:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Grapevine Incident Incident Location: I-5 at Grapevine Road Incident Time: 3:31:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Keene Incident Incident Location: 2 miles northwest of Keene Incident Time: 11:55:00 a.m. Incident...
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...

Latest News

11/16/2017
helicopter-articleKern Helicopter In High Demand    This article features helicopters out fitted for night flying in high demand.    Follow the link to a great article...
10/17/2017
helitack-herosFirefighters Tackle California Wildfires October 17, 2017    This article features the Helitack Heroes of H408 and includes some quotes and several...
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...

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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

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Tim Sanders

David Hands

661-242-2985

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David Hands

Big Tex

661-245-5700

661-245-2825

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Daren & Marcia Williams

Dale McNeely

661-248-8733

661-645-7695

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Dale McNeely &Lynn Russel

Justin McNeely

661-476-8161

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Justin McNeely

Meet the Kohlers

928-925-2121

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Robert & Maureen Koehler

Randy Whitbread

661-557-3680

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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

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Stay Green, Inc.

661-607-6058

800-858-5508

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Joshua Thompson

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

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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

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Vic & Kimberly Glunt

Kingsmen Tractor

    661-477-1376   

805-508-4666

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Dave & Matt Reed

Larry McDonald Weed Abatement

661-472-9987

 661-822-7349

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Larry McDonald

Jerome's Tractor Service

661-822-5309

661-972-4348

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Gary Jerome

Vortex Hazard Reduction

661-332-8531

661-821-3321

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Tony Catalde

Stay Green, Inc.

661-607-6058

800-858-5508

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Joshua Thompson

Hyper Hauling & Clean-up

661-972-3884

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Brian Stevens

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

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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

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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

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Frank Stitler

Kyt & Sons

760-376-2031

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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

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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

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Ryan Serticchio

Top Notch Tree Service

760-223-3290

 

Deland Clagg

Andrew Wood

760-812-7447

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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

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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.

7/2/16  8:45 a.m.  - An evacuation advisory has been issued for the Bear Valley Springs area due to the threat from the Deer Fire.  Residents to the north and west of the intersection of Deer Trail Drive and Starland Drive are urged to relocate to safety immediately.   Residents in the community of Hart Flat are advised to prepare for evacuation.  Assemble family members and pets, pack necessities, and park vehicles for easy escape as soon as advised to evacuate.  Visit http://www.readykern.com to register and receive fire updates and evacuation orders as they become available.

Evacuation Center

The evacuation center is at Jacobson Middle School, 711 Anita Drive, in Tehachapi.  Provisions for persons and their companion animals are available.

Road Closures

Highway 223 is closed form Arvin to the intersection with Highway 58.

 

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