These numbers represent from 1/1/20 to 7/16/20

2249

Fires

16441

Rescue/EMS

29234

Total Calls

162

On Duty Firefighters

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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.
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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.

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Congratulations Sir!

Congratulations!

Congratulations enjoy 🎉

Congratulations Felix! Great memories with you when I was a reserve. Thank you for the things you taught me! Enjoy!!!

Congratulations, Felix!

Happy retirement Felix!

Congratulations! Thank you for your many years of service.

Congratulations enjoy your retirement!

Job well done! Congratulations

Congratulations Felix, you’ll enjoy being on the other side of working 👍

Congratulations on your retirement

Congratulations, Felix.

Congratulations Felix! Welcome to the club.

Congratulations! Enjoy retirement, well deserved.

Congratulations!! You are gonna love being retired!!

Congratulations Felix enjoy your retirement take care

Congratulations Felix !! I finally get to move up 2 seniority points thanks to your much deserved retirement and Joe Bobby’s promotion !!!

Finally!!! The last of the 22B Mohicans. Congratulations Felix on your retirement.

Congrats & happy retirement sir! Thank you for your service!!

Congratulations Felix enjoy you well earned retirement

Congrats buddy. Enjoy your retirement.

Congratulations Felix!

May your retirement outlast your time at work! Congratulations 🎉🍾

Congrats, Felix. Well deserved.

Enjoy Felix! It is awesome!

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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.

www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_Exposure.pdf

#FFCancerMonth #FightFFCancer
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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.

https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_Exposure.pdf

#FFCancerMonth #FightFFCancer

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Perhaps you need a shirt for us to purchase and promote awareness?

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. ... See MoreSee Less

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.

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On this special day of appreciation & all the time while they put their lives on the line to help us all.

Thank you ALL for your service 💗

Thankyou ALL for your SERVICE!

God Bless u all & Thank You for all u do ! 💙

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

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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

https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_CarcinogenicExposures.pdf
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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,




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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.

https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_Exposure.pdf

#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

https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_CarcinogenicExposures.pdf
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                   https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_Cancer101.pdf
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

https://www.iaff.org/wp-content/uploads/FFCancer_Cancer101.pdf
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
Good morning from #yourkerncountyfirefighters.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Firefighter Jason Cortez, especially his two young children. Our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters of the @sffdpio and @sffdlocal798
This morning before crews from 5813C went back out on the line they got a visit by therapy dogs. Pictured is Kerith and Engineer Mike Perry. Engineer Perry is an avid dog lover and on days off helps train dogs at the national search dog foundation. He has strived for 6 years to bring the search dog program back to the Kern County Fire Department.
Today is the day we, the brotherhood of the International Association of Firefighters, honor our fallen brethren and traditionally place the names of those firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty on our Memorial Wall in Colorado Springs, CO. 
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Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, the ceremony will be held virtually this year. Your Kern County Firefighters invite you to join us from your homes, the link to the livestream is in our bio. 
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We would especially like to honor those from the Kern County Fire Department and Local 1301 who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our community.
George McKenzie
Hershel L.Morris
James E. Delanty 
Harold A. Leach
Wayne Stanturf
Tom Cotter
Mike Audap
Donald E. Moore
Earl L. Hilliard 
Robert Chollman 
Harold R. Elliot
Philip S. Gray
Grant G. Young 
Michael L. Heffner 
Brian D. Massey
Thank you for your service, may you rest in peace. 🇺🇸
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#IAFFWallOfHonor #YourKernCountyFirefighters
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony will be held virtually. Please join us September 19 at 11AM MT as we remember our fallen Brothers and Sisters. 
#YourKernCountyFirefighters #RememberTheFallen
#IAFF
On 09/11/2001 the United States Of America was viciously attacked. 72 Law Enforcement Officers, 55 Military Personnel and 343 Firefighters lost their lives selflessly putting themselves in harms way to defend, protect and attempt to save thousands of American and international citizens. The loss of life that day was truly terrible, but the lives saved by our heroes is incalculable. 
On this 19th anniversary of that terrible day let us pause to remember our honored dead. Let us not dwell on the evil acts perpetrated by cowards, but be grateful for the sacrifice of the brave men and women who rushed in to not only do their job, but go above and beyond the call of duty. Let us remember the feeling of brotherhood and solidarity that brought our nation together in the days and weeks following 9/11. Let us pass along to our children our memories of that day so that we may truly Never Forget. 🇺🇸
With red flag warnings in the Kern County mountains and the typical increase in traffic due to people traveling, your #KernCountyFirefighters want you to have a #safe and Happy Labor Day. 
There are still 58 Local 1301 members out of county on large fires around the state, while stations here in Kern are fully staffed. Your fire fighters are stepping up and working to keep you safe, please help us by being safe too.
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