Passing of Engineer 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 Saturday morning, Brian completed a 48-hour shift at Station 22 in Maricopa.  Later that evening, at approximately 10:00 pm, Brian had a significant medical event while at home.   He was transported to a local hospital where he died.  Brian was 56 years old.  His death will be considered a Line of Duty Death.

Fire Department liaisons are in contact with family members and are available to help them in any way they can.  Brian is survived by his three children Brooke, Breanna, and Brandon; his girlfriend of 9 years Glenna Hammond; and his parents Dale and Karen Massey. 

Brian started his employment with Kern County Fire Department on May 8, 2007.  He previously was employed by Taft Fire Department where he started his firefighting career in 1990. This sudden loss of Brian is very difficult.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

In recognition of Engineer Massey's service to the community, Fire Chief Brian Marshall has ordered flags at all Kern County Fire Stations to be flown at half-staff until 5:00 pm on the day of Brian's funeral. 

B Street Incident

Incident Name: B Street Incident
Incident Time: 08:00:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 4-15-2017
Incident Location: 2900 block of B Street
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned:

KCFD Engines 12, 14, 15; Battalion 1; Truck 33; PIO, Safety Officer, Fire Investigators 3, 7, 8

Edwards Engines 20

LA County Engine 130

Personnel: 25


Rosamond,  CA

At approximately 8:00 AM the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for an explosion and fire in an apartment complex. A second alarm dispatch was started due to smoke being seen from a distance as engines were responding. The first engine arrived on scene to a two story 10 unit apartment complex with smoke showing from the bottom floor. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire confining the fire to the room of origin, preventing the fire from damaging any of the other nine apartments. A primary and secondary search was conducted and was all clear. All occupants made it out of the structure safely. Cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries to firefighters as a result of this fire.  

Assisting Agencies: Los Angles County Fire Department, Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff Department, Kern County Building Department, So. California Edison, Hall Ambulance 

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