Erica Bain

Inspiring Women Through Opportunities: A One Day Training Camp

The Kern County Fire Department is excited to announce our first ever “Inspiring Women Through Opportunities” Training Camp. This event will be a one day training camp, focusing on the physical and mental application it takes to become a Firefighter with Kern County Fire Department.

Our firefighters will be on hand discussing the physical aspects of the job, everything from the initial physical fitness test to get into the fire academy, to what it feels like spraying a fire hose. We will also be looking at ways to study for the written exam portion of getting into the fire service. Finally, each “recruit” will be getting an exclusive, hands-on experience with the tools of the trade, such as the ‘jaws of life’.

The Kern County Fire Department will be fitting each potential firefighter will Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which will allow them to know what it feels like to be in turnouts while carrying rescue tools, a ladder, and a hose.

Who:   This event will be open to anyone who has thought about firefighting as a career (there will only be a certain number of registrants accepted, so it is first come, first serve).* You need to be at least 18 years old.

When: 8:00am-3:00pm (lunch is included)

Where: Olive Drive Fire Training Facility

              5642 Victor Street

              Bakersfield, CA 93308

For more information, please visit our website kerncountyfire.org, and click on One Day Training Camp.


*Registration will be open until June 1, 2022, or until we reach capacity (whichever comes first).

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