These numbers represent from 1/1/22 to 9/26/22

3712

Fires

29292

Rescue/EMS

46155

Total Calls

162

On Duty Firefighters

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Kern County Firefighters assisted Orlie’s Shoe Drive at Mount Vernon Elementary School today. The organization fits shoes for the East Bakersfield community students and delivered the shoes on Friday, December 2nd. Mt. Vernon Elementary School is located in Station 41’s first due area. It brings great joy to serve our community and take pride in excellent customer service. ... See MoreSee Less

Kern County Firefighters assisted Orlie’s Shoe Drive at Mount Vernon Elementary School today. The organization fits shoes for the East Bakersfield community students and delivered the shoes on Friday, December 2nd. Mt. Vernon Elementary School is located in Station 41’s first due area. It brings great joy to serve our community and take pride in excellent customer service.Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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! ... See MoreSee Less

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. ... See MoreSee Less

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.

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I worked with Mark at Training just a great guy. I'm very sorry to hear this. God Bless the Schmidt family and my KRN brothers & Sisters. God Bless you Mark RIP.

Thank You Mark for the Memories and all the laughs at 25 , You were the very epitome of a Hero , A Loyal Friend and A Wonderful Man You are already Missed . To Kern County Fire Department My Love , Condolences and Prayers are with You during yet another difficult time . Much Love Hero's Rest In Peace Mark

Mark was my trainee and real good guy. Rest in Peace brother.

So sorry for not being able to Beat Cancer. So sorry for your loss. May God give your Families the peace & strength to go on. 😢🙏♥️

Praying for God's protection, peace & comfort for Mark's family, friends & courageous fellow Firefighters.

Very sad. So sorry for the loss to his family and the fire department.

Praying for comfort for his family and the fire dept during this time. 🙏🏻

Rest in peace Firefighter. You served Kern County well. Stand down. See you on the other side.

Thank you for you service, my thoughts and prayers to him, his family and firefighter family 🙏🙏

May God protect and keep your Family and comfort them. Thank you for your service

Prayers to his family, friends and coworkers. Thank you for your service.

Prayers for his family, it’s a long hard road! 😔

May you rest and peace and prayers to your family. Thank you for your service💙🙏🏼

I’m so sorry, prayers to the family during this most difficult time.

RIP Hero ⚘️ 🙏 💔

RIP Sir. Well done good and faithful servant! 😢🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

My heart ❤️ goes out to his family, friends and other firefighters who knew him. Praying 🙏

So sorry for your loss

I’m sorry for your loss

So sorry for your loss 💕🙏

Thank you for your service 🙏 Prayers and Hugs to your family and friends ❤️

My deepest sympathy to the Schmidt family! I had the opportunity to briefly work with Mark at ODFTF. Mark was a good man that loved his family! RIP Mark!🙏🏼

What a good man. I’ve got fond memories of Mark from back as a kid in high school. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

Condolences to all. RIP Brother.

Rest In Peace and thank you for all you did.

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Kern County Firefighters, IAFF Local 1301

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Praying for his family🚒🙏🏻

What happened Hero's ?

Who did we lose?

Did we loose someone?

We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Today and everyday we are thankful for the families that support us. ... See MoreSee Less

We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Today and everyday we are thankful for the families that support us.

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Thankful for your service🍁

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your family's 🥰🦃🍗 Thank you for all you do, be safe out there ❤️

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 thank you for your service.

Grateful for all you do day in and day out!

Happy Thanksgiving

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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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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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Go to www.kerncountyfirefighters.org to learn more.
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.
Please join #yourkerncountyfirefighters this Friday at the Buttonwillow Lions Den for a memorial lunch benefiting the Falk family. 100% of money raised will go directly to Captain Brian Falk’s family. Thank you Buttonwillow Lions Club for sponsoring the event and honoring our fallen brother. 1301 members please contact Engineer Ryan Gladden or Captain Ron Montecino for purchase.
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.
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