Steve Freeland

Helicopter Training in Ridgecrest

RIDGECREST, Calif., Kern County Fire Department and Liberty Ambulance crews recently conducted helicopter familiarization and safety training in Ridgecrest, CA. This familiarization and training opportunity included conducting remote fill operations, setting up a temporary dip site, and water drop coordination communications. This is part of KCFD’s commitment to the citizens of Ridgecrest, assuring fire-readiness for the period of peak wildfire activity we have now entered.


As temperatures continue to rise, we are reminding our community to prepare for the possibility of wildfires. Build a go-bag, follow emergency agencies on social media, and sign up for emergency notifications at

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