• Kern County Fire

  • Leadership...

  • Integrity...

  • Dedication...

  • Service...

  • Supporting Our Communities...

  • Kern County Fire

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

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.

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.

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.

Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

Past Incident Info

  Incident Name: Brundage Incident Incident Time: 6:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-09-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: 6th Street Incident Incident Time: 11:43:00 a.m. Incident Date: 10-07-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Grapevine Incident Incident Time: 10:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 10-03-2018 Incident Type: Truck...
  Incident Name: Jewetta Incident Incident Time: 12:26:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-03-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Trino Incident Incident Time: 8:44:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-02-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Mark Incident Incident Time: 9:15:00 p.m. Incident Date: 9-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Kernville Plane Incident Incident Time: 8:40:00 a.m. Incident Date: 9-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Caliente Creek Incident Incident Time: 5:30:00 a.m. Incident Date: 9-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Kern River Incident Incident Time: 3:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 9-25-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Lynn Incident Incident Time: 2:32:00 p.m. Incident Date: 9-21-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Judith Incident Incident Time: 2:45:00 a.m. Incident Date: 9-21-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Water Incident Update Incident Time: 6:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 9-13-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Water Incident Incident Time: 9:15:00 a.m. Incident Date: 9-13-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Digier Incident Incident Time: 11:25:00 a.m. Incident Date: 9-12-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Bennett Incident Incident Time: 11:07:00 p.m. Incident Date: 9-08-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Rosewood Incident Incident Time: 1:02:00 p.m. Incident Date: 9-07-2018 Incident Type: Outside...
  Incident Name: Crestmont Incident Incident Time: 12:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 9-07-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: School Incident Incident Time: 9:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Kirklees Incident Incident Time: 12:23:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Haldon Incident Incident Time: 1:52:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Sterling Incident Incident Time: 2:49:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-21-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Pine Incident Incident Time: 3:33:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-16-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Delano Rescue Incident Incident Time: 9:25:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-14-2018 Incident Type: Technical...
  Incident Name: Orangewood Incident Incident Time: 11:45:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-10-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Hughes Incident Incident Time: 9:32:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-8-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Fresno Incident Incident Time: 2:10:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-4-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Tarina Incident Incident Time: 2:48:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-3-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Breckenridge Incident Incident Time: 4:12:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-27-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Fay Ranch Incident Incident Time: 8:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-24-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Jacona Incident Incident Time: 12:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...

Latest News

09/13/2018
firefighter-injury  To: All Media, Fire Personnel Contact: Engineer Andrew Freeborn,  Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133 Subject: Firefighter Injury September...
09/12/2018
digierevacadvisory    STATUS UPDATE:  Evacuation Order Has Been Lifted To: All Media, Fire Personnel Contact: Engineer Andrew Freeborn,  Public Information...
07/09/2018
heatrelatedinjuries  To: All Media, Fire Personnel Contact: Tom Ellison, Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133 Subject: Firefighter Heat Related Injuries   This...
06/29/2018
kern-county-fire-assists-in-northern-californiaKern County Fire has sent three fire engines and a total of 18 people Sunday night to help battle fires in Northern California, where the governor has...
03/20/2018
fraudulentextinguishercoCONSUMER ALERT: WATCH OUT FOR FRAUDULENT FIRE EXTINGUISHER/EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS SERVICE COMPANIES   Office of the Fire MarshalKern County Fire...
12/08/2017
resource-updateKCFD Out-of-County Resource Update December 8, 2017  Firefighters, Fire Crews, Fire Dozers, and even Fire Mechanics from the Kern County Fire Department...
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...

KCFD Twitter Feed

KCFD Facebook

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a centralized location to support multi-agency and/or multi-jurisdiction disaster response coordination and communication. Unique to the State of California is the definition of an Operational Area, which includes all political subdivisions within the County boundary. On behalf of the Kern Operational Area, the Kern County EOC will serve as the designated point of contact between the jurisdictions within the County, as well as between the State and the Operational Area.

EOC ROOM

eocroom_smDuring an emergency, staff in the EOC will facilitate effective emergency management. The EOC supports multi-agency and multi-jurisdiction coordination and communication.





 

 

 

EOC functions are broken into the following sections:

Management:
  • Has overall responsibility for multi-agency and/or multi-jurisdiction disaster response coordination and communication
Operations:
  • Coordinates support to local emergency response
  • Coordinates inter-jurisdictional response
  • Coordinates emergency management activities through implementation of the EOC Action Plan
Planning/Intelligence:
  • Collects, evaluates, and disseminates incident information
  • Develops EOC Action Plan in coordination with other Sections
  • Maintains EOC documentation
Logistics:
  • Provides facilities, services, personnel, equipment, and materials to support the emergency response
Finance/Administration:
  • Manages financial, administrative, and cost analysis aspects of the emergency response

















eocclassroom_sm

 

 

EOC CONFERENCE ROOM

When the EOC is activated during an emergency, the EOC Director, Section Chiefs, and Management staff use the Conference Room to receive regular briefings, establish emergency management priorities, review current objectives, plan future objectives, and formulate the EOC Action Plan. The equipment in this room allows staff to review information from the field, monitor EOC activities, and teleconference with staff within the Operational Area and at the State.

EOC CLASSROOMS/JIC/MEDIA ROOM

When the EOC is activated during an emergency, the Joint Information Center (JIC) is established to coordinate, develop, and disseminate emergency-related public information. The JIC is the central point of contact for all news media. Public information officials from all participating agencies/jurisdictions are collocated at the JIC. The news media receives regular briefings about the emergency in the Media Room adjacent to the JIC.

When the EOC is not activated, the JIC/Media Room is used for emergency management-related meetings and training. The room may be configured into one large classroom or two separate, smaller classrooms.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS AN EOC?
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a centralized location to support multi-agency and/or multi-jurisdiction disaster response coordination and communication. Unique to the State of California is the definition of an Operational Area, which includes all political subdivisions within the County boundary. On behalf of the Kern Operational Area, the Kern County EOC will serve as the designated point of contact between the jurisdictions within the County, as well as between the State and the Operational Area.

WHERE IS THE EOC LOCATED?
The EOC is near Bakersfield College in northeast Bakersfield at 2601 Panorama Drive, Building B, Bakersfield, CA 93306.

HOW LARGE IS THE EOC?
The enclosed building of the EOC measures 6,965 square feet.

HOW MUCH DID THE KERN COUNTY EOC COST TO BUILD?
The cost of the EOC was approximately $3.4 million. These costs include construction, audio-visual/voice data equipment, and furniture. An additional $485,000 of grant funding was obtained and utilized to assist in the building of the new EOC.

HOW LONG DID THE EOC TAKE TO BUILD
Fourteen months.

WHAT IF WE HAVE A POWER OUTAGE IN THE KERN COUNTY AREA?
The EOC has an emergency generator as well as a 2,000-gallon fuel tank which will keep the entire facility fully operational for up to seven days without refueling.

DOES KERN COUNTY HAVE A DISASTER PLAN?
Yes. The County is required by State and Federal regulation to have a response and recovery plan. This plan covers everything from earthquakes and plane crashes to fires and flooding. This plan is maintained by the Emergency Manager and is continuously updated. A major update of the plan is done every five years. Click here to view the Kern County/Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan.

WHAT TYPES OF DISASTERS OCCUR IN THE KERN COUNTY AREA?
Areas within the County of Kern are vulnerable to fires, earthquakes, and floods. Situations such as civil unrest, terrorism, plane crashes, and energy shortages may also be reasons to activate the EOC.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK IN THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES? WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO THEY RECEIVE?
The EOC has four full-time paid staff. The EOC Manager receives extensive training through State and Federal classes. The EOC manager is required to maintain certification for the position and must attend disaster-related classes throughout the year.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THERE IS NO EMERGENCY?
EOC staff is responsible for maintaining the readiness of the County for all emergencies. Plans, presentations, and training are done on a continuous basis. The EOC plans regular multi-agency emergency management exercises for the fire, law enforcement, and other County staff.

HOW WILL INFORMATION BE DISSEMINATED OUT OF THE EOC TO THE PUBLIC?
The Kern County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services have formed a media task force to ensure an open line of communication in the event of a major emergency. Representatives from the Kern County Broadcasters Association, KGET-TV, and KUZZ Radio have come together to advise us of the needed technical equipment at the EOC.

WHERE CAN I OBTAIN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO KERN COUNTY?
In partnership with local businesses, the Kern County Office of Emergency Services has developed a Disaster Preparedness Guide that is available at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, PG&E, San Joaquin Hospital, the Kern County Department of Public Health, or at any Kern County Fire Station, and online at kcprepared.com.

 

Visa & MasterCard now accepted.

Fire Safety Standby

Please complete the Application for Permit and Application for Standby when requesting a Fire Safety Officer (FSO) for filming or special effects event.

Email the completed forms to: 

Text Size