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KCFD Captain Wells’ Family Awed by Overwhelming Support

A loving husband; a dedicated father; a treasured mentor. These statements embody our very own Michael Bruce Wells. Captain Bruce Wells has consistently and steadfastly given of himself since he joined the Kern County Fire Department 30 years ago in 1994. In 2002, Bruce married the love of his life, Lisa, and today they are the proud parents of 3 teenage boys. 


Throughout recent months, Bruce has been fighting cancer. Though he has a tenacious spirit, the battle is taking its toll. Last week things took a turn for the worse as the cancer was found to have spread. Bruce is adored by many and this news has his family and the Kern County Fire Department reeling. 


As the family rallies around their husband and father, it is needless to say that they want to spend every moment by Bruce’s side. Our fire family has stepped up providing meals, caring for their home and providing other valuable assistance. The community, likewise, has shown incredible kindness and generosity, donating to a fund created for the family and praying to God for Bruce and all who are involved. This has been an enormous blessing.


Lisa Wells, Bruce’s beloved wife, wishes to convey her sincerest gratitude to all who are praying for them and who have contributed to their cause. She and the Wells family are overwhelmed by the response and want to communicate a sincere thank you to all of you. 


As this situation unfolds, the family’s ability to spend quality time together and make decisions together is paramount. The Kern County Fire Department wishes to give them the privacy that they need in this extremely difficult time. 


We continue receiving questions from our concerned and caring community about how best to assist the Wells family. Your prayers are greatly desired and the family holds this demonstration of your support with the highest regard. If you feel led to contribute financially, the following link created by KCFD firefighters is the most impactful way to give. 





Help a Hero – Extinguishing Cancer: Support Bruce’s Battle




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