Incident Name: David Incident
Incident Time: 9:51:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 2-17-2017
Incident Location: David Road, East of Wheeler Road
Incident Type: Swift Water Rescue
Equipment Assigned:

Engines 54, 55; OES 8532; Truck 55; Battalions  5 & 4; Safety 3; PIO

Personnel: 16


Arvin,  CA

Just before 10:00 PM tonight, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a person trapped in a Ford F-150 pickup truck surrounded by fast moving flood waters. First arriving units were faced with a single patient in the back of a pick up truck surrounded by 2-3 feet of rapidly moving water. Kern County Firefighters were able to secure a ladder from an embankment to the bed of the pickup and rescue the stranded motorist. Additional KCFD personnel were sent down stream with rope bags as a precaution. The remaining personnel were able to safely remove the patient to dry land.  There were no injuries. 


Assisting Agencies:  KCSO, Hall Ambulance

Additional Information:  KCFD advises to never cross flowing water. Currents can be moving much faster than they appear.

It is always best to "Turn Around And Not Drown."

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