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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

                                                                                              

Press Release

Kern County Fire Department
Office of Public Information
5642 Victor Street
Bakersfield, CA 93308

  

 

 

 

 

To:  All Media, Fire Personnel

Contact: Engineer Andrew Freeborn, Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133

Subject: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. this morning firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department’s station 41 were dispatched for a medical aid call. After dispatch our Emergency Communication Center received updated information that three patients at the location were feeling ill. The call was upgraded to include additional firefighters and a second ambulance. Emergency dispatchers directed all occupants of the home to move outside to fresh air while waiting for firefighters to arrive.

Upon arrival firefighters found one adult and two minors with signs and symptoms consistent with Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Firefighters checked the house with a 4-gas monitor and confirmed the presence of Carbon Monoxide in the home. PG&E was requested to assist. All three patients were transported by Hall ambulance for suspected Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

The house did not have a Carbon Monoxide alarm installed to alert occupants. We would like to remind our community of the importance of installing and regularly testing Carbon Monoxide alarms in the home. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can be created from household appliances, such as water heaters, wall heaters, ovens, gas ranges, and open fires. Additionally, never leave a vehicle or generator running in an enclosed space.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning Signs and Symptoms can include:

-Dizziness
-Headache
-Fatigue
-Nausea
-Confusion
-Shortness of Breath
-Unconsciousness

If experiencing a combination of these and your Carbon Monoxide alarm sounds move outside to fresh air and call 9-1-1.

 

                                                     

                                              

 

Today the Kern County Fire Department announces the use of Smart911, which enables its users to create a free, private, and secure Safety Profile. When someone creates a Safety Profile they are planning ahead for potential emergencies. This proactive planning provides Emergency Dispatchers and Firefighters with information that helps them locate and help individuals requiring assistance during an emergency

When creating a Safety Profile users choose how much and what information to provide. Some examples include:

- Address
- Medical History
- Medications
- Allergies
- Pets
- Emergency Contacts

Smart911 is a national service meaning the Safety Profile travels with the user and is accessible by any participating 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center nationwide. 

Register today at smart911.com or download the Mobile App from the App Store or Google Play.

Open Burning December 10, 2019

 

                                                                                              

Press Release

Kern County Fire Department
Office of Public Information
5642 Victor Street
Bakersfield, CA 93308

  

 

 

 

 

The Kern County Fire Department’s Chief David Witt has announced that Open Burning has been reinstated. This decision was made after a thorough review of multiple factors including, but not limited to: moisture accumulation, long rang weather forecasts, and fuel moisture levels.

All persons burning hazard reduction fuels must complete the appropriate permit in advance. Burn permits are only valid on “Permissive Burn Days” as determined by the APCD. Station Captains, at their discretion, may suspend burn operations in their districts.

Violations of any Burn Permit Terms are a Violation of State Law (Public Resources Code 4421, 4422, 4423, and 4425) 

          

                                              

 

 

 Bakersfield, Calif.- The Kern County Fire Department has been awarded a $40,200.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new extrication equipment that will be used to rescue crash victims. Known as the “jaws of life,” first responders use these rescue tools to break apart a wrecked vehicle with the victims trapped inside. The tools help reduce the time it takes to rescue and treat victims.

So far this year, the Kern County Fire Department has responded to 3,419 vehicle accidents, of those 1,317 would be considered major impact rescues. To date 100 separate accidents in 2019 have required extrication.

“These new ‘eDRAULIC’ tools are lighter and easier to maneuver, allowing us to remove a trapped person more quickly, this directly improves the patient’s chances of survival,” said Kern County Fire Chief, David Witt. “When every second counts, having reliable equipment becomes a crucial element for our firefighters to provide life saving care.”

Delays in extrication can negatively impact the patient’s critical “golden hour” of trauma survivability. The “golden hour” for Emergency Medical Services is the core principle of rapid intervention in trauma cases: 1) get to the patient quickly, 2) treat what can be treated on scene, and 3) quickly get the patient to the right hospital. Anything that can be done to reduce each of these time periods aids in patient survival and recovery.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

 

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State Responsibility Area (SRA) Lookup

Cal Fire has provided a data viewer to assist landowners in determining if their property may fall within State Responsibility Area (SRA).  SRA boundaries are those adopted by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection in January, 2011, updated to reflect changes as of July 1, 2016. They are the official boundaries recognized by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to define the areas where CAL FIRE has financial responsibility for fire suppression and prevention. 

Click Here to Access the Cal Fire SRA Viewer.

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Isabella Dam Update

Click here for the latest information on the the Isabella Dam from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Tree Mortality

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Past Incident Info

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Incident Name: Mesa Incident
Incident Time:

2:42:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 7-31-2019
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Responding Agencies: Kern County Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, Sequoia National Forest, Cal Fire, Kern County Sheriffs Office, California Highway Patrol
Acres: 230
Containment: 20% @ 6:30 p.m.
Total Personnel: 100

Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA

At 2:42 p.m. firefighters from multiple agencies were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire in the Kern River Valley. Firefighters arrived to find a fire immediately threatening one home with a potential threat to additional homes. Firefighters initial efforts were to protect the threatened homes and slow the spreading fire. As additional firefighters and air support arrived the coordinated efforts greatly reduced the threat to nearby homes and was successful in limiting the fire’s forward progress. Firefighters will continue to work through the night to completely stop the forward progress of the fire while working to reach full containment. There were no injuries reported to citizens or firefighters during today’s operations. 

Although no evacuation notices were made today, it is a great reminder of the need for residents in Kern County to register at ReadyKern.com for emergency notifications. 

There are no other planed information releases for the Mesa Fire until 8/1/2019 @ 9:00 am.

 
 
   

 
 
 

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