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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 58 Incident Incident Time: 11:26:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Vehicle...
Incident Name: Valley Incident Incident Time: 11:33:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Sterling Incident Incident Location: 1200 Block of Sterling Road Incident Time: 12:41:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: South Haley Incident Incident Location: 200 Block of South Haley Incident Time: 5:17:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: San Diego Street Incident Incident Location: 1400 Block of San Diego Street Incident Time: 6:55:00...
Incident Name: Roby Incident Incident Location: 100 Block of Roby Lane Incident Time: 4:45:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Cuddy Valley Incident Incident Location: Intersection of Cuddy Valley Road and Mil Potrero Highway Incident...
Incident Name: F Street Incident Incident Location: 400 block of F Street Incident Time: 09:00:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Shattuck Incident Incident Location: 200 block of Shattuck Avenue Incident Time: 11:09:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Verna Incident Incident Location: 100 block of Verna Street Incident Time: 06:07:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: East Kern Incident Incident Location: 300 block of East Kern Street Incident Time: 09:49:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Cooper Incident Incident Location: 100 block of Cooper Avenue Incident Time: 06:17:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Van Buren Incident Incident Location: 500 block of Van Buren Street Incident Time: 02:06:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Graas Incident Incident Location: 1400 block of Graas Avenue Incident Time: 06:15:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Chain Incident Incident Location: 1800 block of Chain Avenue Incident Time: 04:45:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: South Street Incident Incident Location: 300 block of South Street Incident Time: 11:08:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Tommy Incident Incident Location: 22000 block of Tommy Avenue Incident Time: 06:29:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Santa Rosa Incident Incident Location: 11000 block of Santa Rosa Avenue Incident Time: 05:25:00 a.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Rosedale Incident Incident Location: 17000 block of Rosedale Highway Incident Time: 10:09:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Industrial Incident Incident Location: 300 block of Industrial Street Incident Time: 05:41:00 p.m. Incident...
Incident Name: Capital Hills Incident Incident Location: North of Mills Street and Highway 58 Incident Time: 06:00:00...
Incident Name: 13600 block of Highway 33 Incident Location: 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...

Latest News

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...
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...

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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.

 

Requested Items

New Clothing (not used)
New Underwear (not used)
Hygiene items
Feminine Hygiene Products
New blankets
Shoes (new)
Baby Care (Diapers, Wipes, Formula)
Adult Care (Diapers, Potty pads)
Non-perishable food items
Manual can openers
Paper towels
Toilet tissue
Plastic ware
Paper plates
Fans
First Aid Kits

 

Lake Isabella Area Donation Sites - Erskine Fire
Organization Address Hours Description of Donations Available
Elks Lodge 6708 Wofford Blvd.  Wofford Heights, CA Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Tons of water, food, band aids, anti-bacterial cream, sun screen, paper plates, paper towels, plastic utinsles, towels, batteries, cleaning supplies, new underwear
Lake Isabella Food Pantry 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd
Lake Isabella, CA
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm Food, Water, Some toys, pet food, toiletries
New Assembly of God 25 Arden Avenue         Wofford Heights, CA Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Water, Food, Baby Formula, Baby toys, toiletries (shampoo, deoderant, razors, toothbrush, toothpaste), some dog/cat food
Faith Community Church (All for One Movement) 20 West Panorama        Wofford Heights, CA Mon-Sun 8am - 8pm Shoes, Toys, Toiletries, Laundry Detergent, Water, Gatorade,
Non-Perishable Food such as canned goods, snack items, Towels, diapers , potty pads, limited cleaning Supplies, Ice, Pet Food,
Mt. View Baptist Church

2959 Erskine Creek Rd.

Lake Isabella, CA

Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm Food, Canned Food, Can openers, Personal Hygiene (soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, deoderant), kids toys
First Baptist Church 3701 Suhre St.
Lake Isabella, CA
Mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Sunday Noon-8pm
Lots of Water, juice food, toiletries, adult and baby diapers, blankets, towels, misc. household items

 

 

Erskine Fire Update July 5, 2016 8:05 AM

Fire Information: 760-376-3781 10:00 AM2:00 PM  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4806/#

 

Fire Start: June 23, 2016                                                              Location: Lake Isabella

Size: 48,019 acres                                                                        Cause: Under investigation

Percent Contained: 95%                                                             Costs to Date: $22.6 million

Total Personnel:    146                                                               Damaged Structures: 17

Unified Command: USFS, BLM, Kern County                                  Destroyed Structures: 257 Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff

 

 

Today’s Fire Summary: The type 3 team will transition to the type 4 organization Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.  Fire crews will patrol the perimeter of the fire and conduct mop-up operations as needed.  Smoldering stumps and heavy fuels well within the fire's perimeter might generate smoke that could be visible for the next several days.
 
Erskine Fire Close Out Community Meeting: Representatives from the USFS, BLM, and KCFD invite the public to attend a community meeting on Tuesday July 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) located at Wallace Middle School, 3240 Erskine Creek Road in Lake Isabella.   Officials will present final statistics and thoughts on the Erskine Fire.  They will respond to questions from the public.  The media may also attend.
 

Fire Restrictions:  A reminder that the Jun3 10, 2016 order issued by the Sequoia National Forest to restrict fire use is still in effect.  It includes campfires or charcoal fires, being allowed only in designated campgrounds; smoking confined to enclosed vehicles or buildings, developed recreation sites and designated sites; and a ban on fireworks, exploding targets, tracer rounds and other incendiary ammunition or devices in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument at any time.  For a full list of fire restrictions and other alerts, visit www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sequoia/alerts-notices for a list of areas.

One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire:  Keep fire restrictions in mind while visiting.  Hot embers can travel for miles in the wind and it takes one small spark to ignite a large wildfire.  Do your part to prevent wildfires.

Shelters: The shelter at Kernville Elementary will close on Thursday at noon.  The Red Cross Safe and Well website is www.safeandwell.community.org.
 
Road Status:  All roads are open with the exception of Piute Mtn Road located within the Forest closure boundary.  For more information about the closure visit, http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd507582.pdf
 
Local Assistance Center (LAC):  The center is open at Wallace Middle School, 3240 Erskine Creek Rd. from 9:00 am - 6:00 PM M-F and 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat-Sun.  The center provides information services on disaster relief, how to replace records lost in the fire, and how to apply for assistance.
 
The EOC call center hours are intermittent, the number is 661-873-2660.  For information about Referral and Social Services, please call 211.

 


 

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