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Hazard Reduction & Weed Abatement Contractor List

During the month of April the Kern County Fire Department will be hosting mandatory meetings for all parties interested in being included on the Hazard Reduction & Weed Abatement Contractor List. All persons desiring to remain on the current list or added to the list must attend one of the scheduled mandatory meetings.

The fire department updates and publishes the contractor list each year. The list is a public information service for property owners desiring to hire a contractor to perform mandatory Hazard Reduction & Weed Abatement clearance on their property.

MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS:

-Monday, April 15th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

**Classroom of Camp 8

 20569 Eumatilla St, Tehachapi, CA 93561

-Tuesday, April 16th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

**Frazier Park Library

 3732 Park Dr, Frazier Park, CA 93225

-Monday, April 22nd, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

**Vets Rooms 1& 2 of the Kern River Valley Senior Center

 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240

-Tuesday, April 23rd, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

**Kern County Fire Department Headquarters Training Classroom C/D

5642 Victor St, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Fire Hazard Reduction Program Hotline (661)823-1001

 

David Witt

Interim Fire Chief & Director of
Emergency Services  

February 8, 2019     

As your Kern County Interim Fire Chief, I never want to wake up in the middle of the night to hear about someone dying because of a fire. The tragic events of last night make our community sit up and take notice.

House fires are somewhat common. We have to be vigilant, as families, to prepare and practice what needs to be done before, during and even after a fire. I’d like to take this time to remind everyone about some of the pillars of being fire safe in the home:

  1. Make sure you and your family have a fire escape plan.
    • Walk through your home and go through all possible exits and escape routes 
    • Know two ways out of each room
    •  Choose a meeting place a safe distance away from the home where, everyone can meet after they have escaped 
    • Once you are out, stay out! Then, call 911.
  2. Close the door. A closed door in a home can slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. 
  3. Always have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
    • Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room, outside every sleeping area, and on every level on the home
  4. Always remember, in any emergency, call 911.

For more information on home fire safety, visit our website kerncountyfire.org.

And, don’t forget to follow us on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

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.

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.

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: Rosedale Incident Incident Time: 10:43:00 a.m. Incident Date: 4-15-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Gallery Incident Incident Time: 9:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 4-13-2019 Incident Type: Carbon...
    Incident Name: Oleander Incident Incident Time: 4:27:00 p.m. Incident Date: 4-2-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Decator Incident Incident Time: 11:09:00 p.m. Incident Date: 4-1-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Charlana Incident Incident Time: 12:47:00 p.m. Incident Date: 4-1-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Madera Incident Incident Time: 9:54:00 p.m. Incident Date: 3-30-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Sillect Incident Incident Time: 10:50:00 a.m. Incident Date: 3-30-2019 Incident Type: Hazardous...
    Incident Name: Chandon Incident Incident Time: 9:54:00 p.m. Incident Date: 3-15-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Crestmont Incident Incident Time: 3:55:00 a.m. Incident Date: 3-10-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Animal Rescue Incident Incident Time: 7:02:00 a.m. Incident Date: 3-09-2019 Incident Type: Animal...
    Incident Name: Mead Incident Incident Time: 9:58:00 p.m. Incident Date: 2-22-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Patton Incident Incident Time: 1:44:00 a.m. Incident Date: 2-16-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Main Incident Incident Time: 7:13:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-27-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Sonoma Incident Incident Time: 6:43:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-27-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
    Incident Name: Henson Incident Incident Time: 20:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-24-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Lexington Incident Incident Time: 3:21:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-21-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Kern River Canyon Incident Incident Time: 13:16:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-20-2019 Incident Type: Technical...
  Incident Name: Cecil Incident Incident Time: 6:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 1-17-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Greenwaste Incident Incident Time: 4:44:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-14-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Rosedale Highway Incident Time: 2:43:00 a.m. Incident Date: 1-7-2019 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: 11th Avenue Incident Incident Time: 11:47:00 p.m. Incident Date: 12-28-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident Incident Time: 4:06:00 p.m. Incident Date: 12-21-2018 Incident...
  Incident Name: Olive Drive Incident Incident Time: 10:23:00 a.m. Incident Date: 12-21-2018 Incident Type: Witnessed Full...
  Incident Name: Frazier Incident Incident Time: 12:49:00 a.m. Incident Date: 12-20-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Philippine Incident Incident Time: 10:07:00 a.m. Incident Date: 12-19-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Belmont Incident Incident Time: 11:39:00 a.m. Incident Date: 11-30-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Donalda Incident Incident Time: 06:25:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-24-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Philippine Incident Incident Time: 05:48:00 a.m. Incident Date: 11-24-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Niles Incident Incident Time: 08:05:00 a.m. Incident Date: 11-23-2018 Incident Type: Structure...
  Incident Name: Moneta Incident Incident Time: 08:25:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-12-2018 Incident Type: Structure...

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07/09/2018
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06/29/2018
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11/16/2017
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10/17/2017
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09/27/2017
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09/27/2017
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08/14/2017
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