KERN COUNTY, Calif., In anticipation of forecasted heavy rains throughout Kern County, the Kern County Fire Department has activated an Incident Management Team. This team will manage the local emergency response resulting from Hurricane Hilary.
In addition to all KCFD fire stations being fully staffed, a large number of extra KCFD firefighters (approximately 75) and equipment are now on standby. This includes:
- an extra Dispatcher
- a Strike Team of Engines
- an Urban Search and Rescue Team
- two 24 person crews
- a Helicopter Hoist Rescue Team
- a Dozer
- and from the Bakersfield City Fire Department a Swiftwater Rescue Team.
All who have not signed up for emergency notifications are encouraged to do so at readykern.com.
To keep up to date with the latest sandbag, evacuation, or road closure information visit the new kernemergencies.com website. 911 is for emergencies only and should not be called for sandbags.