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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.

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

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  Incident Name: Interstate 5 Incident Incident Time: 2:50:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-11-2018 Incident...
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  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...
  Incident Name: Wasco Avenue Incident Incident Time: 9:30:00 a.m. Incident Date: 5-10-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Tejon Incident Incident Time: 9:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 5-08-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
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  Incident Name: Polk Incident Incident Time: 6:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 4-26-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Sierra Vista Incident Incident Time: 5:24:00 a.m. Incident Date: 4-23-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Jackson Incident Incident Time: 8:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 4-19-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
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09/27/2017
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        Fire Chief

     Brian Marshall     

 

"To enhance the quality of life in Kern County
by protecting and serving our citizens."

 

We are currently developing a Strategic Plan, in order to both describe existing services and to guide the growth of the department as the County continues to grow. We have started with our own vision and mission statements that are being rewritten to follow the pattern established by the Board of Supervisors' Strategic Plan:

 

Fire & Emergency Services Vision Statement:

 

"To provide outstanding customer-centered Fire and Emergency Services"

 

Our core values are Leadership, Integrity and Service; intended to provide:

Professional Excellence through:

  • Public and Firefighter safety
  • Incident effectiveness
  • Innovation and continuous improvement
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Communications and teamwork

Customer Service Excellence through:

  • Community education and preparedness
  • Compassionate response while exceeding expectations
  • Respectful, dignified and courteous treatment for all
  • Involvement in our communities

 

Fire & Emergency Services Mission Statement:

"To proudly serve our communities by protecting life, property and the environment through effective education, prevention, preparedness and emergency response."

 

We are committed to providing the highest quality fire protection, emergency medical, and technical rescue services available to the 515,000 plus residents we protect; and quality disaster preparedness, response, protection, mitigation, and recovery services to the entire Operational Area, including all of the political jurisdictions within it.

 


 

 

Annual Courtesy Reminder

 

To all Kern County Property Owners,

You are receiving this notice as a courtesy reminder being sent to all property owners within the County of the upcoming clearance deadline and requirements for fire hazard reduction. This is not a citation and does not require any response. Please read the information carefully and adhere to all expectations to avoid incurring costly fines.

In accordance with Kern County Ordinance Codes within Chapter 8.46, all Kern County property owners whose properties are located within State Responsibility Area’s (SRA) are required to perform fire hazard reduction clearance on all property they own by June 1 of every year. If you are unsure whether your property falls within this area, you can locate it using the lookup tool on the Cal Fire website at http://www.fire.ca.gov/firepreventionfee/sraviewer_launch. Failure to meet these requirements can result in a minimum $500 Administrative Citation. Inspection of these properties will begin June 2 of each year and can continue throughout the year as necessary. If a citation is issued, the owner of the property will be given 15 days from the mailing date of the citation to either dispute the citation or show proof the violation was corrected. After the 15 day period, the $500 fee will be assessed and the property owner may be subject to an additional $1000 fine for continued noncompliance.

The goal of the Kern County Fire Department’s Fire Hazard Reduction Program is to protect life and property by providing an effective public education and regulation program that reduces hazards resulting from improper and/or inadequate defensible spacing. This reduction of hazards increases firefighter and public safety, as well as improves our ability to protect your property in the event of a fire.

For more information, please visit our website at www.kerncountyfire.org and click on the Hazard Info tab to view the Hazard Reduction guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and helpful links for valuable information on how you can ensure your property passes inspection.

(Revised 1/22/2018)

 

Dear Kern County Property Owner,

 

The goal of the Kern County Fire Department’s Fire Hazard Reduction Program is to protect life and property by providing an effective public education and regulation program that reduces hazards resulting from improper and/or inadequate defensible spacing. This reduction of hazards increases firefighter and public safety, as well as improves our ability to protect your property in the event of a fire.

 

Please be advised, that in accordance with Kern County Ordinance Codes within 8.46, all Kern County property owners whose properties are located within State Responsibility Area’s (SRA) are required to perform hazard reduction clearance on all property they own by June 1st of every year. If these requirements are not met, property owners will be subject to a $500 Administrative Citation. For more information, please visit our website at www.kerncountyfire.org to view the Hazard Reduction guidelines. The website provides valuable information on how you can ensure your property passes inspection.

 

Beginning June 2 of each year, Department personnel will begin inspecting these properties within the State Responsibility Area. Properties found to be in violation will be issued a $500 Administrative Citation. The owner of the cited property will be given 15 days from the mailing date of the citation to either dispute the citation or show proof the violation was corrected. After the 15 day period, the $500 fee will be assessed and the property owner may be subject to an additional $1000 fine for continued non-compliance.

 

The Kern County Fire Department strives to be as accurate as possible in this process, however we realize mistakes can be made. The Department and the Hazard Reduction Office will work with property owners to fix any mistakes made during this inspection process. If you believe you have received a citation in error, you may submit a “Request for Review”. To do so, please visit www.kerncountyfire.org where you can find the “Request for Review” form and instructions under the Hazard Info tab. The form can also be mailed to the Hazard Reduction Office at the above address, or you can speak with a representative by calling the number below. This must be done within 15 days of the mailing date on the citation. If the “Request for Review” has not been received by our office within the 15 days, all fees will be assessed without exception.


 

 

If you have any questions please call 661-823-1001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Hazard Reduction Providers

The following is a list of Hazard Reduction Service Providers available in your area, provided to you as a convenience.  The Kern County Fire Department  does not endorse nor recommend any particular individual on this list; the individuals may or may not be licensed or bonded.  We suggest that you contact several of the providers for estimates on the work to be done and any agreements entered into are solely between the provider and the property owner.  Please contact the fire station as soon as the work has been completed to obtain clearance.

     Kern River Valley            Tehachapi, Stallion Springs, Bear Valley           Frazier Park, Mt Pinos     

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