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KCFD Receives Grant Money For Tree Mortality

 December 6, 2016 - The Kern County Fire Department was awarded three CAL FIRE grants on Friday, December 2nd.  Two of these grants, for $200,000 each, are tree mortality grants funded by the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund.  One will be used to remove dead trees within 300 feet of homes in the Bear Valley Springs community.  The other is for dead trees within 300 feet of homes and roads in the community of Alta Sierra.  Work is expected to begin on these projects in the Spring.  Home owners who wish to participate will be required to fill out and return a Right of Entry permit, which is available on the Kern County Fire Department’s website.

The third grant is for a state-of-the-art, remote controlled, tracked chipper and transport trailer.  This machine is able to get off the road and up into the forest to treat fuels.  This will be used throughout the County on tree mortality projects, fuel breaks, and other fuel reduction projects.


Please contact Kern County Fire Department forester Jeff Gletne at 661-391-7075 if you need further information.

 

Open Burning Restrictions & Campfire Information

November 22, 2016 - The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind the public that Open Burning of Hazard Reduction fuels continues to be restricted due to drought and long-range weather forecasts.  We will continue to closely monitor fuel and weather conditions and will allow Open Burning when appropriate--likely after the first of the year.

The Kern County Fire Department has lifted restrictions on campfires on county park land.  The public may have campfires in approved areas.  Remember to clear combustible material at least 10 feet from fire, have a responsible adult in attendance, and extinguish your fire completely.

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.

Above-ground Storage Tank Motor Fuel Dispensing - Construction Information

New Construction Information on Above-ground Storage Tanks Motor Fuel Dispensing has been released.  Click here to view.

Testing Isabella Lake Dam Model

Incidents

Incident Name: Arnds Incident Incident Time: 9:43:00 a.m. Incident Date: 11-28-2016 Incident Location: 22000 block of...
Incident Name: McKittrick Incident Incident Time: 7:22:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-23-2016 Incident Location: Addie Avenue,...
Incident Name: Cabin Fire Incident Incident Time: 2:22:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-20-2016 Incident Location: 15000 block...
Incident Name: Fairfax Incident Incident Time: 9:24:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-18-2016 Incident Location: 800 block of...
Incident Name: Potomac Incident Incident Time: 4:40:00 a.m. Incident Date: 11-18-2016 Incident Location: 1900 Block...
Incident Name: Monterey Incident Incident Time: 12:44:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-17-2016 Incident Location: 3200 Block...
Incident Name: Weldon Incident Incident Time: 11:37:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-16-2016 Incident Location: Kelso Valley...
Incident Name: Mulberry Incident Incident Time: 3:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 11-08-2016 Incident Location: 7800 block of...
Incident Name: McCormac Incident Incident Time: 10:25:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-19-2016 Incident Location: 10000 block...
Incident Name: Paramount Incident Incident Time: 1:58:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-19-2016 Incident Location: 13646 Hwy...
Incident Name: Elk Hills Road Incident Incident Time: 2:18:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-10-2016 Incident Location: South...
Incident Name: Elk Hills Road Incident Incident Time: 2:18:00 p.m. Incident Date: 10-10-2016 Incident Location: South...
Incident Name: Arvin Incident Incident Time: 5:59:00 a.m. Incident Date: 09-21-2016 Incident Location: 700 Block of...
Incident Name: Williams Incident Incident Time: 5:59:00 a.m. Incident Date: 09-21-2016 Incident Location: 700 Block of...
Incident Name: Flat Incident Incident Time: 2:20:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-19-2016 Incident Location: Granite Road at...
Incident Name: National Incident Incident Time: 2:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-19-2016 Incident Location: Highway 223...
Incident Name: Fawn Incident Incident Time: 4:20:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-17-2016 Incident Location: Bear...
Incident Name: Blue Sushi Incident Incident Time: 6:17:00 a.m. Incident Date: 09-12-2016 Incident Location: 947...
Incident Name: Helena Incident Incident Time: 5:25:00 p.m. Incident Date: 09-3-2016 Incident Location: 300 block of...
Incident Name: Center Incident Incident Time: 4:57:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-24-2016 Incident Location: 2400 block of...
Incident Name: Woodrow Incident Incident Time: 4:00:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-20-2016 Incident Location: 500 Block of...
Incident Name: Lake Isabella Incident Incident Time: 7:18:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-19-2016 Incident Location: 6500...
Incident Name: Lebec Incident Incident Time: 11:25:00 a.m. Incident Date: 08-19-2016 Incident Location: South bound...
Incident Name: East Brundage Incident Incident Time: 12:22:00 a.m. Incident Date: 08-2-2016 Incident Location: 5900 Block...
Incident Name: Madre Incident Incident Time: 9:02:00 p.m. Incident Date: 08-1-2016 Incident Location: 21200 Block of Madre...
Incident Name: Stockdale Incident Incident Time: 4:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 07-29-2016 Incident Location: Area between...
Incident Name: Backus Incident Incident Time: 1:30:00 p.m. Incident Date: 07-29-2016 Incident Location: 13000 Round...
Incident Name: Monroe Incident Incident Time: 12:19:00 p.m. Incident Date: 07-18-2016 Incident Location: 400 Block of...
Incident Name: Caliente Incident Incident Time: 12:24:00 p.m. Incident Date: 07-16-2016 Incident Location: Caliente Bodfish...
Incident Name: Famoso Incident Incident Time: 11:48:00 am Incident Date: 07-15-2016 Incident Location: Poso & Granite...

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