To: All Media, Fire Personnel

Contact: Engineer Andrew Freeborn,  Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133

Subject: Firefighter Injury

September 12, 2018

Today while fighting the Water fire near Digier Canyon, a firefighter from the Kern County Fire Department was injured. The injury occurred around 1:30 pm. The firefighter is a member of Crew 7 and was actively engaged in ground fire suppression efforts at the time of the injury. The injury was from a rolling rock in which moderate injuries were sustained.  Helicopter 408 utilized its hoist capabilities with Paramedic on board to successfully extricate the injured firefighter.  Helicopter 408 directly transported the firefighter to a local hospital where evaluation and treatment is being provided. The firefighter is in stable condition.
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