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Kern County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1301

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Happy Easter!

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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.

501(c)(5)  #95-2480612

501(c)(3)  #95-3489994

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As you head to the polls today, your Kern County Firefighters-endorsed candidates are as follows. 
Each candidate selected has repeatedly proven their ability to work together and move Kern County forward. 

Kern County Board of Supervisors

District 1
Phillip Peters (R)

District 4 
David Couch (R)

District 5 
Kimberly Salas (D) 

California State Assembly 
Assembly District 35 
Dr. Jasmeet Bains (D)
Please celebrate safely. Utilize a designated driver, a ride share service or Designated Driver Inc. (661) 431-3854
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of our Brother, Bruce Wells. As many of you are aware he had a hard fought battle with cancer. The family is extremely grateful for the prayers and outpouring of support during this difficult time. 

Please click the link below for a message from our Fire Chief.
Save the Date and come celebrate Melissa’s Birthday with us!!
"On this Memorial Day, it is right for us to remember the living and the dead for whom the call of their country has meant much pain and sacrifice." - Lyndon Johnson
This Holiday Season we have teamed up for a food drive with Albertsons and other local organizations to help Seniors and Veterans for Christmas. Starting tomorrow, December 2nd you can help too by bringing non-perishable food or gift cards to The Station at 7900 Downing Ave, Suite D. Let’s make this food drive a huge successs!
Firefighter Mark Schmidt faithfully served the County of Kern for 17 years. Firefighter Schmidt lost his battle with job related cancer on November 27th. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Mark will always be part of our family and will not be forgotten.
We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Today and everyday we are thankful for the families that support us.
Unincorporated Kern County, let your voices be heard today. Get out and vote to make public safety and other vital services the priority in your neighborhoods. Vote YES on Measure K!!!!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
Take the fire hazard out of your jack-o’-lantern by lighting it with a glow stick. If you do use a real candle to light your pumpkin, a votive is safest. Place the pumpkin on a sturdy surface away from kids, pets, goblins, curtains and flammable objects, and blow the candle out before you leave the room.
This Halloween, have fun AND be safe. Stay on the sidewalk and off the road when going house to house. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and as far to the side as possible. #IAFFSafetyTips #IAFF
Did you know Measure K will be on the November Ballot to fund public safety needs like more sheriff deputies and firefighters?

Measure K also provides vital taxpayer protections and stringent citizen oversight of funds to ensure that your tax dollars are spent wisely and that over spending Sacramento politicians can no longer drain Kern County’s coffers.
Vote YES on Measure K!

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Congratulations to Division Chief Billy Steers on your promotion to Deputy Chief. We look forward to working with you and building a strong labor management relationship. 📷: @kern_county_fire
If you are out and about this evening at The Great Kern County Fair. Stop by our booth grab one of our famous Firehouse “Philly” sandwiches, a cold beverage and say hello to your local Kern County Firefighters. We are by the main gate.
Congratulations, to Deputy Chief Dionisio Mitchell on his promotion to Chief Deputy. We know our continued work will keep moving the department into the future. 📷: @kern_county_fire
“We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember…” - President George W. Bush
Kernville, come on out this Monday for an educational meeting on Measure K. County leaders as well #yourkerncountyfirefighters will be there to address your concerns. Help support public safety in Kern County. Kernville Community Building is located at 11447 Kernville Road.
Bear Valley Springs, please join #yourkerncountyfirefighters and county leaders for an educational workshop on Measure K. This is an opportunity to get your questions about the measure answered. The event is being held at the Whiting Center, 26940 Bear Valley Road. Help fund #yourkerncountyfirefighters and other vital services.
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