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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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Incidents

  Incident Name: Pellisier Incident Incident Time: 12:454:00 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...
  Incident Name: Highland Hills Incident Incident Time: 7:53:00 a.m. Incident Date: 4-23-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  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...
  Incident Name: Locust Ravine Incident Incident Time: 2:47:00 p.m. Incident Date: 3-17-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Mesa Incident Incident Time: 10:30:00 a.m. Incident Date: 3-0-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Kerrnita Incident Incident Time: 6:35:00 a.m. Incident Date: 2-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Oregon Incident Incident Time: 10:53:00 a.m. Incident Date: 2-10-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Stockton Incident Incident Time: 18:23:00 p.m. Incident Date: 2-9-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Nudgent Incident Incident Time: 04:07:00 p.m. Incident Date: 2-6-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: North Mills Incident Incident Time: 09:10:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Clinton Incident Incident Time: 04:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-27-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Lux Incident Incident Time: 10:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-25-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: 20th Street Incident Incident Time: 10:22:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-22-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Panama Incident Incident Time: 9:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-18-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident Incident Time: 11:26:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Vehicle...
Incident Name: Olive Incident Incident Time: 11:43:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-12-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
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...

Latest News

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09/27/2017
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09/03/2017
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07/12/2017
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The following is a list of Fire Hazard Reduction service providers available in your area. This list is provided to you by the Kern County Fire Department as a convenience, however we do not endorse, nor recommend, any particular individual on the list. The individuals on this list may or may not be licensed and bonded. All providers on this list have attended mandatory annual training provided by Kern County Fire Department for Hazard Reduction clearance expectations. We highly recommend that you contact several different providers to obtain estimates. Any agreements entered into are the sole responsibility of the property owner and the service provider.

Frazier Mountain Area Providers (Including Pine Mountain Club, Mt. Pinos and surrounding areas:

Company name

Phone

Email

Owner

Tim’s Outdoor Improvements

661-242-1864

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Tim Sanders

David Hands

661-242-2985

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David Hands

Big Tex

661-245-5700

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Daren & Marcia Williams

Dale McNeely

661-248-8733

661-645-7695

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Dale McNeely &Lynn Russel

Justin McNeely

661-476-8161

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Justin McNeely

Meet the Kohlers

928-925-2121

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Robert & Maureen Koehler

Randy Whitbread

661-557-3680

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Randy Whitbread

L &M Clearing & Hauling Inc.

661-245-2146

 

Lou Marraccino

Martin Guerrero

661-301-0359

 

Martin Guerrero

Ablaze Tree Service

661-699-8630

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Stay Green, Inc.

661-607-6058

800-858-5508

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Joshua Thompson

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

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Crystal Badham

Mountain Maintenance

760-417-7744

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SHC Bobcat, Cutting, Tractor

Service, "Big Acre Specialist"

661-714-9305

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Dirt Boys, Inc

661-238-8710

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Tehachapi Valley Area Providers (Including BVS, Stallion Springs, Hart Flat, Alpine Forest and surrounding areas):

Company Name

Phone

Email

Owner

AV Weed Wackers

661-992-3627

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Vic & Kimberly Glunt

Kingsmen Tractor

    661-477-1376   

805-508-4666

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Dave & Matt Reed

Larry McDonald Weed Abatement

661-472-9987

 661-822-7349

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Larry McDonald

Jerome's Tractor Service

661-822-5309

661-972-4348

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Gary Jerome

Vortex Hazard Reduction

661-332-8531

661-821-3321

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Tony Catalde

Stay Green, Inc.

800-858-5508

661-607-6058

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Joshua Thompson

Hyper Hauling & Clean-up

661-972-3884

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Brian Stevens

WC Tree Service Inc.

951-808-7047

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Crystal Badham

Mountain Maintenance

760-417-7744

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Kern Custom Landscape, Inc.

661-496-6952

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LoriStreiff

Jacs landscape Maintenance

661-889-6024

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Stacy LaJoie

John Handy Tractor Service

661-300-1073

dirtpro@johntractor.com

John Handy

SHC Bobcat, Cutting, Tractor

Service "Big Acre Specialist"

661-714-9305

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Mullenax Ranch Goats

661-238-3072

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Alex Mullenax

Dirt Boys, Inc.

661-238-8740

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Derek Myers

661-972-0723

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Hanzel Enterprises

661-209-1343

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Ryan Hanzel

 

Kern River Valley Area Providers (Including Havilah, Caliente, Bodfish, Kernville, Weldon, Wofford Heights, and Alta Sierra):

Company Name

Phone

Email

Owner

Rocky Russell Handyman Service

760-376-1339

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Rocky Russell

Valley Wide Yard Maintenance

661-238-9457

 

Tom Avis

DG Yard Services

760-223-3800

760-223-3801

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Dan Gibson

Miller Property Management

760-378-2024

 

Jeff Miller

Terry's Weedeating Services

760-223-2417

tryra02gmail.com

Terry Razee

Mikes Handyman Service

760-223-6888

 

Mike Brihlante

Frank Sitler

661-867-2463

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Frank Sitler

Kyt & Sons

760-376-2031

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Randy Kyt

Yard Work

760-417-0737

 

James Fernandez

Andersons Yard Service

760-223-2580

 

Sue Anderson

Mikes Yard Service

760-378-3039

 

Mike Mollenhauer

Michael Carmen

760-223-2203

 

Michael Carmen

Jerry & Cindi Rupert

760-379-2430

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Jerry & Cindi Rupert

Joe Peter's Handyman

760-376-2527

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Joseph Peters III

Edward Camacho

760-379-4688

 

Edward Camacho

Ralph Landeros

760-376-3023

 

Ralph Landeros

Gram Gallagher

760-417-2455

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Gram Gallagher

George Campbell

661-932-8199

 

George Campbell

Zachary Carroll

760-223-2690

 

Zachary Carroll

Tom Holcomb

760-223-1863

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Tom Holcomb

Linn's Weedeating & Maintenance

661-304-8031

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John Linn

Ryans Tractor & Weed

Abatement Services

760-223-0694

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Ryan Sertic

Top Notch Tree Service

760-223-3290

 

Deland Clagg

Andrew Wood

760-812-7447

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Andrew Wood

Geralds Clean Up

661-378-3232

 

Gerald Adams

Bob's All Around Service

760-812-0264

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Bob Coogle

Country Boy Labor

760-549-9115

 

Joseph Paglia

Christian Lee

760-417-1824

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Christian Lee

Daniel Martin

661-203-4646

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Daniel Martin

Jims Weeds

760-299-3257

760-378-3304

 

Jim Brewer

Kenneth Matthews

760-560-3249

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Kenneth Matthews

Piute One

760-299-3230

 

Randy Henderson

Frances Kirchgater

661-428-0460

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Frances Kirchgater

Ryan Stubblefield

661-203-6715

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Ryan Stubblefield

Hyper Hauling and Clean Up

661-972-3884

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Brian Stevens

Michael Gibson

818-317-6471

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Michael Gibson

Elijah Demos

760-549-9582

 

Elijah Demoss

Stay Green Inc

800-858-5508

661-607-6058

jthompson@ staygreen.com

Joshua Thompson

D&D

760-223-0530

 

Diana Keck

DMC Maintenance

661-817-0601

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Darren McPheeters

Robert Durant

760-909-1456

 

Robert Durant

Mountain Maintenance

760-417-7744

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Jacs Landscape Maintenance

661-889-6024

661-410-6088

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Stacy LaJoie

SHC Bobcat, Cutting, Tractor

Service, "Big Acre Specialist"

616-714-9305

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Dirt Boys, Inc.

661-238-8740

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November 22, 2016

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind the public that Open Burning of Hazard Reduction fuels continues to be restricted due to drought and long-range weather forecasts.  We will continue to closely monitor fuel and weather conditions and will allow Open Burning when appropriate--likely after the first of the year.

The Kern County Fire Department has lifted restrictions on campfires on county park land.  The public may have campfires in approved areas.  Remember to clear combustible material at least 10 feet from fire, have a responsible adult in attendance, and extinguish your fire completely.

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.

 

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