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Office of the Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention

2820 M Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
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.

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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Past Incident Info

  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...
  Incident Name: Adams Incident Incident Time: 7:10:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-16-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Cliff Incident Incident Time: 5:13:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-14-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Comanche Incident Incident Time: 3:55:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-14-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Inyo Incident Incident Time: 4:38:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-11-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Interstate 5 Incident Incident Time: 2:50:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-11-2018 Incident...
  Incident Name: Lebec Road Incident Incident Time: 1:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-8-2018 Incident Type: Wildland...
  Incident Name: Boat Launch Incident Incident Time: 8:50:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-3-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Ridgecrest Incident Incident Time: 7:38:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-1-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Pioneer Incident Incident Time: 10:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: 2nd Street Incident Incident Time: 8:52:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Highway 99 and 166 Incident Incident Time: 8:05:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-22-2018 Incident Type: Vehicle...
  Incident Name: Santa Rosa Incident Incident Time: 12:15:00 a.m. Incident Date: 6-17-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
        Incident Name: General Beale Incident Incident Time: 11:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-15-2018 Incident Type: Vehicle...
      Incident Name: Herring Incident Incident Time: 6:50:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-14-2018 Incident Type: Grass...
  Incident Name: Mesa Incident Incident Time: 3:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-07-2018 Incident Type: Grass Fire Equipment...
  Incident Name: Meyer Incident Incident Time: 12:39:00 p.m. Incident Date: 5-28-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Aleutian Incident Incident Time: 05:27:00 p.m. Incident Date: 5-27-2018 Incident Type: Hoist...
  Incident Name: Pellisier Incident Incident Time: 12:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 5-24-2018 Incident...
  Incident Name: Gregory Incident Incident Time: 12:34:00 p.m. Incident Date: 5-21-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Stradler Incident Incident Time: 3:30:00 a.m. Incident Date: 5-17-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Dennis McCarthy Incident Incident Time: 9:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 5-16-2018 Incident Type: Natural Gas...
  Incident Name: Fairfax Incident Incident Time: 9:43:00 a.m. Incident Date: 5-13-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Mil Potrero Incident Incident Time: 6:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 5-10-2018 Incident Type: Technical...

Latest News

heatrelatedinjuries  To: All Media, Fire Personnel Contact: Tom Ellison, Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133 Subject: Firefighter Heat Related Injuries   This...
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...
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...
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...
helitack-herosFirefighters Tackle California Wildfires October 17, 2017    This article features the Helitack Heroes of H408 and includes some quotes and several...
puertorico-deploymentsKCFD Deploys Personnel to Puerto Rico and Throughout California September 27, 2017  The Kern County Fire Department has 60 firefighters battling wildfires...
franklin-arrestedArrest Made September 27, 2017  Today, Kern County Fire Department Arson Investigators arrested Damon Franklin, 41.  Franklin is charged with four...
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...
arson-arrested KCFD ARSON INVESTIGATORS MAKE AN ARREST Public Information Officer: (661) 330-0133 August 11, 2017  Following an exhaustive investigation, Kern...
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...
clagary-assist CALGARY FIRE INFORMATION EVACUATION NOTICE LIFTED  Effective 8 pm August 6, 2017, the Evacuation Advisory for residents of Wofford Heights for the...
firefighters-assistKern County Firefighters Assist Throughout California July 11, 2017 The Kern County Fire Department has sent 64 personnel to assist with battling...
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...
fireworks-statsFIREWORKS 2017 STATS Fireworks Taskforce Personnel July 4, 2017 15 Call Center Personnel 25  Cost for Personnel...

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To obtain assistance with any questions you may have regarding the Kern County Fire Department or its services use the numbers provided below. If you are not sure which services are needed try our general office number first 661-391-7000.

Fire Administration

Address: 5642 Victor Street  Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: 661-391-7000
Fax: 661-399-2915
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8AM -5PM

Emergency Communication Center

Please Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies
Non-Emergency: 661-324-6551

Emergency Operations Center

Phone: 661-873-2602
Fax: 661-873-2699

Fire Stations

Click here to find your local Fire Station

Other Numbers

Arson Unit: 661-391-3480
Arson Fax: 661-326-8392
Arson Hotline: 1-877-FIRE-TIP (1-877-347-3847)
Corporate Communications: 661-391-7073
Corporate Communications Fax: 661-391-8578
Fire Prevention: 661-391-3310  Fax: 661-636-0466/67  TTY Relay 800-735-2929
Fire Training: 661-391-7110
Fleet Services: 661-391-7040
Public Information Officer: 661-330-0133
Support Services: 661-391-7140


Records Request

To request incident information, please click here.




A review can be requested two ways:

1) Submit an online request here


2) Please fill out the entire Request for Review form and return it to the Kern County Fire Department's Hazard Reduction Program located at, 20569 Eumatilla Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561 OR send it by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This must be done within the 15 days of the mailing of your citation.

Failure to return the form during these 15 days will terminate the right to right to request a review.


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Know What Your Fire Risk Is

Know the history of wildfire in your area. Long periods without rain increase the risk of wildfire. Are roads leading to your property clearly marked? Is your house number clearly visible from the roadside? Create a safety zone at least 100 feet around the house.

Protect Your Home

Remove debris from under porches and decks.
Enclose eaves and overhangs to reduce rising heat.
Cover house vents with wire mesh.
Install spark arrestors in chimneys and stovepipes.
Use fire resistant siding.
Choose safety glass for windows and sliding glass doors.

Prepare water storage; develop an external water supply such as a small pond, well or pool. If you see a wildfire, call 9-1-1. Don't assume that someone else has already called. Describe the location of the fire, speak slowly and clearly, and answer any questions asked by the dispatcher.

Before the Fire Approaches Your House

Evacuate your pets and all family members. Anyone with medical or physical limitations and the young and the elderly should be evacuated early.
Wear Protective Clothing: sturdy shoes, cotton or woolen clothing, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and a handkerchief to protect your face.
Remove Combustibles: Clear items that will burn from around the house, including wood piles, lawn furniture, barbecue grills, tarp coverings, etc. Move them outside of your defensible space.
Close/Protect Openings: Close outside attic, eaves and basement vents, windows, doors, pet doors, etc. Remove flammable drapes and curtains. Close all shutters, blinds or heavy non-combustible window coverings to reduce radiant heat.Close inside doors and open fireplace damper.
Place a ladder against the house in clear view.

Preparing to Leave

Lights: Turn on outside lights and leave a light on in every room to make the house more visible in heavy smoke.


Choose a route away from fire hazards. Watch for changes in the speed and direction of fire and smoke.
Notify someone when you left and where you are going.

Returning Home

When re-entry is permitted following an evacuation, it is typically limited to residents of the area. In order to gain re-entry you must provide law enforcement with proof of residency for security purposes. Proof of residency may be in the form of a government issued I.D. such as a driver's license, utility bill or other documentation indicating the resident's name and address.

*As stated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
** Disaster Preparedness Kit specifications provided by the American Red Cross.



Deputy Chief
David Witt
Command 3

Deputy Chief
Mike Miller
Command 4

Deputy Chief
 Brent Moon
Command 5

Deputy Chief
 Steve Shoemaker
Command 6
Support Services

  • Operations "C"
  • "C" Shift Battalion Chiefs
  • Federal Excess Property Program
  • Fleet Services
  • Logistics
  • Facility Construction
  • Facility Maintenance
  • TeleStaff
  • Captain Testing & Development
  • General Services Liaison
  • Contract City Liaison for Shafter, Wasco





  • Finance, Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Emergency Communications Center, Duty Office
  • Risk Management
  • Grants
  • Mapping, Data, Analysis and Research
  • Liaison for BKF, CALOES, CALFire, BLM, USFS
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Battalion Chief Testing & Development
  • Human Resources Liaison
  • Contract City Liaison for Delano, McFarland


  • Operations "B"
  • "B" Shift Battalion Chiefs
  • Fire Heavy Equipment
  • Air Operations
  • Hand Crews
  • Resource Management
  • Special Operations
  • Red Card Committee Chair
  • Engineer Testing and Development
  • Seasonal Firefighter Recruitment
  • Contract City Liaison for Arvin, Maricopa and Taft





  • Operations "A"
  • "A" Shift Battalion Chiefs
  • Fire Prevention
  • Training, Safety, EMS
  • EMS Liaison
  • Volunteer Services
  • Bakersfield College Liaison
  • Planning and Community Development Liaison
  • Firefighter Testing & Development
  • Chaplains Program
  • Contract City Liaison for Ridgecrest, Tehachapi






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