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Fire Hazard Reduction Information Update for 2017

A Fire Hazard Reduction Notification has been issued for 2017.   Click the Hazard Reduction Tab for more information.

State Responsibility Area (SRA) Lookup

Cal Fire has provided a data viewer to assist landowners in determining if their property may fall within State Responsibility Area (SRA).  SRA boundaries are those adopted by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection in January, 2011, updated to reflect changes as of July 1, 2016. They are the official boundaries recognized by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to define the areas where CAL FIRE has financial responsibility for fire suppression and prevention. 

Click Here to Access the Cal Fire SRA Viewer.

Received a Hazard Reduction Citation?

If you have received a hazard reduction citation and/or need more information click here to request a review.

Hazard Reduction Burning on State Responsibility Area Land

The Kern County Fire Department is now opening hazard reduction burning on State Responsibility Area (SRA) land.

A significant change has occurred in the communities of Lebec, Frazier Park, and Pine Mountain Club. The Los Padres National Forest will no longer administer SRA hazard reduction burning in Kern County. The Kern County Fire stations in these communities will serve as the permitting authority for their respective response areas. Permits will be made available to the public during business hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. As always, permits shall be provided only to those property owners who meet the clearance and safety requirements.

Tree Mortality

Tree Mortality rates throughout California have skyrocketed.   Click here for information.

Isabella Dam Update

Click here for the latest information on the the Isabella Dam from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Kelso Creek Emergency Operations Plan

The Final Draft of the Kelso Creek Communities Emergency Operations Plan has been released.   Click here for access.

Fire Prevention Has Relocated

Please note that as of Monday, March 13, 2017, the Fire Prevention Division of the Kern County Fire Department will no longer be located at the headquarters office (5642 Victor Street, 93308) or Public Services Building (2700 M Street, 93301).

In order to improve Fire Department’s efficiency to our citizens, both offices have been conveniently consolidated under a cost-neutral agreement to relocate to their new location at 2820 M Street, just north of Golden State Avenue. This strategic location (formally the Parks & Recreation Dept.) is across the street from the Public Services Building and will streamline the permit process as a one-stop shop for our constituents.

The Kern County Fire Prevention Division plays a very important role in the Department’s overall mission. This unit is tasked with implementing the policies and programs that reduce the magnitude of emergencies, and prevents or minimizes the loss of life, property, and environmental damage. The Fire Prevention Division provides education to our public, the engineering per the fire code during plan review, and enforcement of the fire code to meet our goals.

We look forward to serving you at our new location. Operating hours will remain 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday and will be closed for lunch from Noon – 1pm. Also, the Fire Prevention Division can be reached at their new phone number (661) 391-3310 for any questions.

Incidents

Incident Name: Harding Incident Incident Time: 1:09:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-17-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Concord Incident Incident Time: 11:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-16-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Morning Incident Incident Time: 9:10 p.m. Incident Date: 08-16-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Buchanan Incident Incident Time: 1:02 p.m.   strong>Incident Date: 08-16-2017 Incident...
Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident Incident Time: 3:49:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-13-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Sierra Incident Incident Time: 11:52:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-13-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Gulch Incident Incident Time: 11:27:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-11-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Grapevine Incident Incident Time: 2:33:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-10-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Calgary Incident Incident Time: 1:10:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-5-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Lebec Incident Incident Time: 2:24:00 p.m. Incident Date: 8-3-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Gosford Incident Incident Time: 7:00:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-2-2017 Incident Type: Hazardous...
Incident Name: Maple Incident Incident Time: 6:36:00 a.m. Incident Date: 8-1-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Blankenship Incident Incident Time: 3:39:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-31-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Garden Fire Incident Incident Time: 4:23:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-30-2017 Structures...
Incident Name: Garden Fire Incident Incident Time: 4:23:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-30-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Bald Fire Incident Incident Time: 11:35:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-30-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Standard Incident Incident Time: 11:15:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-30-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Herring Incident Incident Time: 6:41:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-30-2017 Incident Type: Swift Water...
Incident Name: Knudsen Incident Incident Time: 3:36:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-30-2017 Incident Type: Swift Water...
Incident Name: Bull Run Incident Incident Time: 2:14:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-26-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Bypass Incident Incident Time: 1:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-20-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Hudson Incident Incident Time: 11:40:00 a.m. Incident Date: 7-18-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Tehachapi Incident Incident Time: 2:45:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-16-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Twisselman Rd. Incident Time: 3:25:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-12-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Millux Rd. Incident Time: 2:15:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-10-2017 Incident Type: Hazardous...
Incident Name: Quail Incident Incident Time: 12:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 7-06-2017 Incident Type: Grass...
Incident Name: Tarina Incident Incident Time: 01:53:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-30-2017 Incident Type: Wildland...
Incident Name: Imperial Incident Incident Time: 10:03:00 a.m. Incident Date: 6-28-2017 Incident Type: Hazardous...
Incident Name: 2 Oildale Incidents Incident Time: 4:01:00 p.m. Incident Date: 6-27-2017 Incident Type: Structure...
Incident Name: Taylor Incident Incident Time: 4:26:00 a.m. Incident Date: 6-21-2017 Incident Type: Structure...

Latest News

08/14/2017
arson-arrested KCFD ARSON INVESTIGATORS MAKE AN ARREST Public Information Officer: (661) 330-0133 August 11, 2017  Following an exhaustive investigation, Kern...
08/08/2017
clagary-final CALGARY FIRE FINAL STATUS UPDATE On Call Fire Information Officer: (661) 330-0133 Wofford Heights, CA:  August 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This will be the...
08/07/2017
clagary-assist CALGARY FIRE INFORMATION EVACUATION NOTICE LIFTED  Effective 8 pm August 6, 2017, the Evacuation Advisory for residents of Wofford Heights for the...
07/12/2017
firefighters-assistKern County Firefighters Assist Throughout California July 11, 2017 The Kern County Fire Department has sent 64 personnel to assist with battling...
07/07/2017
paramadics-supportKCFD Paramedics Provide Advanced Life Support to Mountain Community July 6, 2017 Over the July 4th weekend Paramedics at Kern County Fire Station 58 in...
07/06/2017
fireworks-statsFIREWORKS 2017 STATS Fireworks Taskforce Personnel July 4, 2017 15 Call Center Personnel 25  Cost for Personnel...
07/05/2017
arson-caught-3July 5, 2017 Calls for Illegal Fireworks The preliminary numbers for calls reporting illegal fireworks on July 4th. The Fireworks Task Force Hotline...
06/28/2017
arson-caught-2June 29, 2017 9:30 PM Hub Fire:  Investigators Arrest Man for Arson At approximately 9:30 pm, on Monday June 26, a male subject was taken into custody...
06/23/2017
arson-caughtJune 22, 2017 Fire Investigators Arrest Man for Arson On Wednesday June 21 at 9:40pm, Kern County firefighters extinguished a structure fire on the...
05/22/2017
brian-massey    It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce that Kern County Fire Engineer Brian Massey has passed away.  At 8:00 am on...
05/17/2017
person-of-interest    Kern County Fire Investigators are asking the public's help with locating a person of interest related to a structure fire on the...
03/02/2017
three-juveniles-arrestedThree Juveniles Arrested For Six Counts of Arson - Arrests were made today related to Monday's arson fire in Wofford Heights that destroyed a residence and...
12/23/2016
erskine-fire-updateErskine Fire Update - Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall says the Erskine Fire started as a result of a faulty electrical line in a tree. Marshall said...
12/09/2016
post-fire-informational-meetingsPost Fire Informational Meetings -  The Kern County Fire Department and Kern County Office of Emergency Services Director Brian Marshall would like to...
08/04/2016
liberty-high-school-lnLiberty High School Fire, Public Tips August 4th 2016  The Kern County Fire Department is seeking the public’s help in the investigation of a fire that...

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