These numbers represent from 1/1/22 to 2/3/22

367

Fires

3825

Rescue/EMS

5692

Total Calls

162

On Duty Firefighters

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Lamont ➡️ Next Monday, Kern County leaders will be in Lamont for an educational workshop about the Unincorporated Public Safety, Vital Services, and Local Control Measure. Please join them on August 15, 2022, at the David Head Community Building located at 10300 San Diego St., Lamont, CA 93241. We’ll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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Golden Hills! It’s your opportunity to get those questions or concerns voiced on the 1 cent sales tax. This will help provide critical funding for public safety and vital services in unincorporated Kern County.Golden Hills ➡️ On Thursday, Kern County leaders will be in Golden Hills for an educational workshop about the Unincorporated Public Safety, Vital Services, and Local Control Measure. Please join them on August 11, 2022, at the Golden Hills Community Services District located at 21415 Reeves St., Tehachapi, CA, 93561. We can’t wait to see you there! 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Golden Hills! It’s your opportunity to get those questions or concerns voiced on the 1 cent sales tax. This will help provide critical funding for public safety and vital services in unincorporated Kern County.

Be advised that text messages that you may be receiving are not affiliated with Kern County Firefighters Local 1301 in any way and should be considered a scam. ... See MoreSee Less

Be advised that text messages that you may be receiving are not affiliated with Kern County Firefighters Local 1301 in any way and should be considered a scam.

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Thank you, I've gotten several of these texts.

Thank you for letting us know about this.

Been getting them saying for Murrieta FD as well.

I received 2 of them but didn’t even opened them

I've gotten 3. Deleted them

Orange County Fire Authority has a post the same message right on top of yours.

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We Love You Brian You are Missed so much . 😭 The Incredible Falk

Condolences and prayers for the Family.

My prayers go out the family.Thankyou for your service.🙏🇺🇲

Thank you little brother for your service . Maybe one DAY you can join us on A DEPT

To honor his life and service!!

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👍🙏💙😇😢

Nice job 🔥🇺🇸

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

Annual Fund-raising is Underway

It is time for our annual fund-raising drive.  We will be reaching out to Kern County residents and businesses in the coming weeks to raise money for local, worthy causes. We will also be sponsoring a Business Directory consisting of fire prevention articles, emergency phone numbers and advertisements from local concerned business owners.

Although Local 1301 has been raising money for charities this way for 26 years, there are always reasonable concerns that these solicitations by phone are part of a scam. We want to ensure our members and the public that calls the may receive in the next few weeks are in fact legitimate and have been authorized and approved by the Local 1301 Board of Directors.

We want to thank everyone for supporting us this year. If you would like to donate, please click the link below to donate via PayPal.

501(c)(5)  #95-2480612

501(c)(3)  #95-3489994




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Be advised that text messages that you may be receiving are not affiliated with Kern County Firefighters Local 1301 in any way and should be considered a scam.
Today members of our department and Kern County Firefighters Local 1301 are grieving the loss of another brother. Captain Brian Falk sadly passed away this morning while on duty. Captain Falk was hired by the department in 2002 and held the ranks of firefighter, engineer, and captain. On behalf of Local 1301’s board our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and members of our Kern County Fire Department.
Your #KernCountyFirefighters wish you a Happy and Safe 4th of July! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
“ I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for  liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.”  - John Thune.              📷: @brandon_a_barraza
Come on out to the wildfire preparedness fair today in Tehachapi! Located at the Golden Hills CSD at 21415 Reeves St. Your #KernCountyFirefighters are there barbecuing up some burgers and hotdogs. There are booths on site to provide information and fire equipment for the kids to see. Hope to see you there!
Today, local 1301 Directors, Engineers Brennan Hayes and Nick Young were honored to throw out the first pitch opening the season for Kern Valley Little League. Our commitment to the Kern River Valley doesn’t stop when our shift is over and we strive to help those we serve. Local 1301 was able to make a donation to the league that will help 240 kids on 24 teams. The league will be able to purchase equipment, uniforms, and most important of all, help cover the cost for those who can’t afford to play. We aren’t just firefighters we’re also community members and are happy to see our communities thrive. Let’s play ball!!!!
Happy Easter from your #KernCountyFirefighters!
When you have your wildland refresher on St. Patrick’s Day you dress accordingly…💪😂🍀
We wish everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Please be responsible and do not drink and drive.
Your #kerncountyfirefighters are at Whiskey Flat Days! Come out to learn about what we do, how to become a Kern County firefighter, learn about  The Station - Kern County Fire Fighters event center, or just to say hello! Kernville Chamber of Commerce
Happy Valentine’s Day from your #KernCountyFirefighters!
Come on out today to The Station - Kern County Fire Fighters event center! 7900 Downing Ave Suite D Bakersfield. Support local Children! Bakersfield Homeless Center Kern County Fire Department
We are saddened to hear of the on duty death of Captain Steve McCann.  Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers/sisters of @iafflocal1014 and @lacountyfd Our condolences to his family and friends.
🚨We need your Help!🚨

Recently fire fighters responded to a mobile home fire that spread into a mini storage facility. Some of what was damaged was toys that the Bakersfield Homeless Center had scheduled to give out. In an effort to replace what was lost your #KernCountyFirefighters and Kern County Fire Department have teamed up for a toy drive. New toys can be donated to any Kern County fire station starting this Friday the 11th - 14th. We will also be having a special drop off at The Station - Kern County Fire Fighters event center on Saturday February 12th. Please come by and support local children!
It’s been an awful start to the new year as multiple brothers have been lost in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the @stocktonfirefighters as they mourn their brother who was shot and killed on an early morning call.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of @iafflocal1014 and the family of our fallen brother.
Christmas tree fires are some of the deadliest home fires that fire fighters respond to. If you bring a live tree into your house, make sure to water it every day and do not leave the lights on when you are out of the house or asleep. #IAFFSafetyTips
Happy Thanksgiving from our fire family to yours! For those of us on duty today thank you for your dedication and sacrifices of time away from family
Your #KernCountyFirefighters advise you to cook with caution and pay attention in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. We wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving! #IAFFsafetytips
This week is Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW). Nearly every week, a first responder is killed while helping clear a roadway crash. Many more sustain life-altering injuries. Our members work tirelessly to save lives at traffic incident scenes as safely and quickly as possible. But we need motorists to do their part to protect responders by slowing down, moving over and staying alert when approaching traffic incidents. #CRSW #IAFF
Time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time . Press and hold – you should hear a loud beep if it is good. More than 400 people die each year in the United States from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. When you install smoke alarms, install carbon monoxide detectors.  #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips
Halloween is super exciting for kids, but can also be very dangerous. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. Stay safe by staying VISIBLE: bring flashlights, glow sticks and reflective goodie bags, and add reflective tape to costumes. #IAFFSafetyTips #IAFF
Earlier today our law enforcement partners stood bold in the face of danger and in a senseless act of violence, a Deputy Sheriff was tragically killed. Another Deputy is currently being treated at a local hospital. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Kern County Sheriffs Office and Kern Law Enforcement Association. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputies families, friends, and loved ones.
Your #KernCountyFirefighters would like to wish you a Happy Independence Day!  As you celebrate this 4th of July, please remember that if you choose to light fireworks, make sure you are doing it in a safe and legal way.
Congratulations to our new Fire Chief Aaron Duncan. On behalf of the 1301 board we look forward to working with you on important issues that are ever present throughout our department. We must forge a strong labor/management leadership role so together we may lead this great department into the future. 

                                 David Nelson,
                  President Kern County Firefighters 

📷:Kern County Fire
Let us introduce you to an amazing young woman Hayliee.
 
Hayliee reached out to us to replace our barbeque as part of her Silver Award Project for Girl Scouts. She was moved upon hearing the theft, as she has many memories from her childhood around this barbecue and the positive impacts on our community.  

Many may not know that the Silver Award is the second-highest award she can earn as a Girl Scout Cadette.  To be successful, she must identify an area that her project can have a lasting impact, set goals, and develop a plan to make her project successful. She must also demonstrate leadership through the entire project, from development and fundraising to project completion. 

It has been a wonderful experience working with Hayliee on this project and we are thankful for the partnership and her desire to make a difference. 
Anyone willing to assist Hayliee in reaching her fundraising goals can do so by submitting donations in person at our office, payable to Kern County Firefighters Muster 
7900 Downing Ave Suite D
 or via PayPal by visiting 
www.kerncountyfirefighters.org
Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the @lacountyfd and our brothers and sisters of @iafflocal1014
Today we honor all those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom and democracy. For us, it is a reminder to never forget and continue to honor our fallen service members. 

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”- Mark Twain

Please have a safe Memorial Day. Your #KernCountyFirefighters are on duty and ready to answer the call.
When grilling this weekend remember to follow these easy safety tips:            
•Be sure to always have an adult supervising kids when the grill is on.
•Remove all flammable items that are near the grill.
•Be sure to keep fire safety tools around like fire extinguishers.
Today is International Firefighter Appreciation Day and we would like to say thank you to the 500 members that make up #YourKernCountyFirefighters. The last few days have been ever busy with two fires that burned almost 4,000 acres and a close call in the City of Delano, where a firefighter was hit by a moving vehicle. We are proud of each and everyone of you and your sacrifices do not go unnoticed. On behalf of your 1301 Board, Thank You! 

County of Kern, California Kern County Fire Department
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