About the Kern County Fire Department
FIRE CHIEF – DAVID WITT
By the numbers
2019 KCFD ANNUAL REPORT
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The Kern County Fire Department (KCFD) is an organization comprised of over 625 permanent employees protecting an area that spans over 8,000 square miles.
We provide fire protection services for over 500,000 citizens living in the unincorporated areas of Kern County and the cities of Arvin, Delano, Maricopa, McFarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, and Wasco. Over 546 uniformed firefighters are stationed in 46 fire stations throughout Kern County. Added to this, the Kern County Fire Department has 14 Mutual Aid Agreements with neighboring fire suppression organizations to further strengthen the emergency services available to our customers.