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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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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

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: 661-391-7080
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.




Check out how to be prepared with READY, SET, GO!


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.

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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Deputy Chief
David Witt
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Deputy Chief
Mike Miller
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Deputy Chief
 Brent Moon
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Deputy Chief
 Steve Shoemaker
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Support Services

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