Andrew Freeborn

KCFD 23-1 Recruit Academy Graduating

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., On Monday, February 13th, 2023, the Kern County Fire Department began the 23-1 Recruit Academy. In the months since, each recruit has been trained in all disciplines of a modern “All Risk” fire department. This week the recruits have completed the final testing phase of the academy and 22 will graduate this Thursday. A “Family Night” will be held Wednesday, providing their family members an opportunity to observe the recruits’ last training exercises in the academy.


We are proud of their accomplishments and of the dozens of fire personnel who assisted with their training during the academy.


All media are invited to attend the official Graduation and Badge Pinning ceremony.

DATE: Thursday, June 15th, 2023

TIME: 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Liberty High School, Performing Arts Building

925 Jewetta Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93312


All media are invited to attend Family Night.

DATE: Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

TIME: 4:30 pm

LOCATION: Olive Drive Fire Training Facility

5642 Victor St, Bakersfield, CA 93308

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