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2 weeks ago
Kern County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1301

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#StructureFire today in #Taft. Firefighters from E21 and T21 made a aggressive fire attack with coordinated vertical ventilation. Engines from Fellows (E23), Maricopa (E22), Mckittrick (E24) assisted. For over 2 hours E53 (Old River) was used to cover emergency response in the City Of Taft, California while crews were committed to the fire. An elderly woman was taken to the hospital with minor burns. She was helped out of the house by a neighbor prior to fire crew arrival. A $250 SAVE card was given to the family from your #KernCountyFirefighters through the California Fire Foundation Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency card program to help with buying immediate need essentials.

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3 weeks ago
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Shift Schedule

March 2021
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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.

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,

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Before placing a child in the bath or getting in the bath yourself, test the water by moving your hand, wrist and forearm through the water. The water should feel warm, not hot, to the touch. #IAFFsafetytips
Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. #IAFFsafetytips
Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday!
Your #KernCountyFirefighters work in dangerous environments everyday. We know the risks and train often to protect ourselves and the people we serve. Unfortunately in #Lamont, fire fighters encountered a situation we don’t normally deal with. Early Tuesday morning as station 51’s crew were on a call providing medical attention to an elderly female, engine 51 was struck by a bullet which shattered the driver side window.  Luckily no one was in the engine at the time of the shooting and no one was injured. The incident is under investigation and the suspect is still at large.
Physical fitness is paramount as our job is both physically and mentally challenging. On this #StayFitSaturday we honor Captain David Rosa of @longbeachfire engine 10. Captain Rosa was shot and killed while battling a structure fire June 25th 2018. Give it a try and honor his memory. @longbeachfirefighters
There is a common misconception that because the fire is out, you are out of danger. Off-gassing of hazardous compounds and known carcinogens continues to occur even after the production of visible smoke has stopped. 

#FightFFCancer #FFCancerMonth
🚨Public Safety Alert🚨

Today we are experiencing yet another reduction to public safety services. One of the only two Kern County Fire Department advanced life support fire stations, station 25 in #Buttonwillow, will not have a firefighter/paramedic on duty this shift as the writing on the side of the fire engine would lead you to believe. 

Over the last few months and possibly unbeknownst to the residents of County of Kern, California, fully staffing fire stations has become increasingly difficult. Fire stations have been left without adequate staffing or contracted services unfulfilled putting residents and firefighters at an increased risk during the unprecedented pandemic and heightened calls for service. 

Your #KernCountyFirefighters always strive to provide the best service possible to the public. As KCFD continues to be #underfunded it is impeding our ability to provide the service citizens deserve. KCFD has not internally trained a firefighter/paramedic since 2010 and has received very little interest in the open lateral firefighter/paramedic positions. Retention of our high quality firefighters continues to be a major problem. The department is unable to hire enough firefighters to keep up with the mass exodus to other career opportunities causing us to be #understaffed.
Kern County Fire Department is hiring for an upcoming academy. Apply today as this application period closes on January 29th. The above picture is exactly how it’s listed on, paramedics are encouraged to apply but is not required. Good luck everyone!              @rio_hondo_fire_academy @oxnardcollegefireacademy @mt.sac_fire_academy @verdugofireacademy @scrfa @chcfireacademy @theelcaminofireacademy @hancockpstcfire @palomarcollege @shastacollege @sacfiretech @bakersfieldcollege
Welcome to Week 3 of Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month! This week we will kick your knowledge into action. We know that cancer is a big issue facing the fire service, but you can prevent or limit your exposure to carcinogens. 

In Week 3 we address the best practices that should be followed on the fire ground, at the station and in your personal lives. They include preliminary exposure reduction, on-scene gross decontamination, clean cab concept and modifiable risk factors. #FightFFCancer #FFCancerMonth
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” -Martin Luther King Jr.  #yourkerncountyfirefighters serving @yourkerncounty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, make an opportunity to be of service to others.
Your #KernCountyFirefighters are pleased to announce a well deserved retirement. After 33 years Engineer Felix Lesaca has retired from the Kern County Fire Department. Please join us in congratulating him.  

Felix promoted to the rank of engineer in March of 2000 and for over 15 years he proudly served the city of #Maricopa.
We invite you to join us for Week 2 of Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month as we explore scientific research that identifies the link between occupational exposures and cancer rates among firefighters. Additionally, we will look at research on screening for cancer and exposure routes.

#FFCancerMonth #FightFFCancer
On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the men and women of law enforcement for their tireless dedication to keeping us all safe.
Even though personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for firefighting activities, PPE does not completely eliminate the risk of exposure. Exposures can occur in all stages of firefighting, including knockdown and overhaul, and back at the station through contaminated PPE or equipment that may be off-gassing or through diesel exhaust. 

#FightFFCancer #FirefighterCancerMonth
A NIOSH study concluded that fire fighters have a 9% greater chance of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% greater chance of dying from cancer than the general US population. #FFCancerMonth #FightFFCancer         
Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Roque’s family and our brothers and sisters of the @losangelesfiredepartment and @uflaclocal112. Captain Roque lost his battle with COVID-19.
Fire fighter occupational cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. In 2019, more than 75% of the names of fire fighters added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall of Honor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were of members who died from occupational cancer.

In partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), the IAFF has designated January as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month to provide fire fighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with a cancer diagnosis within their departments.

Bringing increased public awareness to occupational cancer in the fire service will help generate greater legislative support for states and provinces to establish presumptive disabilities for all cancers affecting fire fighters. #FFCancerMonth #FightFFCancer Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Have a safe and Happy New Year!🎊
If you can, we recommend staying off the road this New Year’s Eve. Ring in the New Year safely! #IAFFSafetyTips
Today we are proud to announce the first round of vaccines have begun for our members. The health and wellness of our members is our number one priority. We are thankful for the partnership with the County of Kern, California and Kern Medical ensuring that our members were a priority. Vaccine distribution will continue over the next three weeks so that all members can be vaccinated.

California Professional Firefighters
Merry Christmas from your #KernCountyFirefighters! 🎄
We all want to stay warm, but we respond to more home fires in the winter months. Use space heaters cautiously and according to the guidelines provided with the equipment. #IAFFsafetytips
Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is the leading date for home cooking fires? Follow these tips to stay safe. #IAFFsafetytips
On this day we honor the 18 million veterans across this great nation. Their sacrifice, dedication and commitment is second to none. Among our members, each branch of the military is represented and every day they continue to serve without hesitation. On behalf of the nearly 500 members of the Kern County Firefighters Association, thank you for your service to our country.
Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from broken smoke alarms. Check your smoke alarms when you change the clock. #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips
On #Halloween, be extra careful about traffic. Remind trick-or-treaters to stay on the sidewalks and away from cars. #IAFFsafetytips #makesafehappen
Be seen on #Halloween with flashlights and reflective fabrics. #IAFFSafetyTips #MakeSafeHappen
Avoid a real scare this #Halloween! Make sure to keep flames away from decorations and costumes, and use battery-operated lights where ever possible! #iaffsafetytips
#KernCountyFirefighters IAFF Local 1301 proudly endorse Frank Lima for IAFF General Secretary Treasurer.   Lima for GST Team 10th Frankie Lima California Professional Firefighters #limaforgst
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