Andrew Freeborn

Memorial Service for Captain Wells

KERN COUNTY, Calif., Kern County firefighters are aching from the loss of Captain Bruce Wells. As we work together side by side, we share our stories of Bruce, both honoring him and grieving his departure. We are doing what we do as firefighters, sharing memories to help us through a difficult time.


As we continue our services to those in need, we place the Wells family in the forefront of our hearts. Certainly, they are in need, heartbroken, as they mourn the loss of their beloved Bruce.


There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for the Wells family, and we are extremely grateful. If you wish to pay your respects to and honor Bruce and his family, please join us at his memorial service. The details of his memorial are included below.


Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.

Valley Baptist 

4800 Fruitvale Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93308


Preferred Uniform: Class A

*Supporting Apparatus must arrive by 9:00 a.m.

*Sea of Blue must arrive by 9:30 a.m.


This memorial is open to the public. No public livestream will be available. Media will not be allowed within Valley Baptist.


As mentioned previously, if you desire to help, donations to the family can be made through this link, Any amount will be a blessing as it all adds up. And please, most importantly, we ask for your prayers, for Bruce, his family, and all who are involved.

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