These numbers represent from 1/1/21 to 6/11/21

2202

Fires

16056

Rescue/EMS

25981

Total Calls

162

On Duty Firefighters

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🚨LA County Fire Station #81 Memorial Fund Account 🚨

Fundraising is happening in a variety of forms for the families affected by the Fire Station 81 incident. Local 1014 has been working with the F&A Credit Union to set up an account to benefit both families affected by this tragedy.

✨100% of the funds raised will go to the families of Brother Carlon and Brother Sandoval. ✨

Please make checks payable to
LACOFD STATION 81 MEMORIAL FUND
F&A FCU
Attn: Aymee Yanesa
2625 Corporate Place
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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Nooooo, not again. What the fuck is wrong with this country? Why is USA the leader of the world in mass shootings? What is the best answer? I have no ideas anymore. We can't keep sending thoughts and prayers.

Deepest condolences to his families and friends

My deepest prayers and condolences for the family friends and community and colleagues!!

Too many people are being killed, for what? My deepest condolences for the families and the community

So sad for the tragic news...

This is so horrific!!!!😢😢😢😡

So sorry for the tragedy in L A fire dept. What is wrong with this country? I am so sick of it can't the leaders of this country do their jobs? Everyday there is another shooting It has to stop

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Prayers sent !!!

What happened?

This has too STOP!!

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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.
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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.

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Patriots and Heroes

Thank You 🇺🇸🙏❤️

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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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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
Have a safe and Happy Easter!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Engineer Kyle Rutherford’s family, friends, and our brothers and sisters of @sac_metro_ff_association.
We wish everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day! For everyone that is off duty or get the night off, please be safe and never drink and drive.
For smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10 year batteries check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time​. Press and hold – you should hear a loud beep if it is good. For smoke alarms with replaceable batteries change the batteries when you change your clock. #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips
Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from broken smoke alarms. Check your smoke alarms when you change the clock this Sunday March 14th. #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips
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!
#iaffsafetytips
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 governmentjobs.com, 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.

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
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