About the Kern County Fire Department

Department Profile

FIRE CHIEF – DAVID WITT

KCFD Facts

By the numbers

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Cities
10
Communities
10000
Square Miles
500000
Population (2010 Census)
100000
Calls (2015)
10000
Responses
$ 100000
Budget (FY 17/18)

2019 KCFD ANNUAL REPORT

Click the link below to download the KCFD Annual Report as a PDF

Department Profile

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.

Mission Statement

To proudly serve our communities by protecting life, property and the environment through effective education, prevention, preparedness and emergency response.

Vision Statement

To provide outstanding customer-centered Fire and Emergency Services.

Core Values

Leadership, Integrity, and Service.

Firefighter Duties Include

Equipment & Personnel

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Battalions
1
Fire Stations
1
Command Vehicles
1
Engines
1
Reserve Engines & Patrols
1
Ladder Trucks
1
Patrols
1
Dozers
1
Reserve Dozers
1
Water Tenders
1
Hand Crews
1
Mass Decon Trailers
1
Crash Rescue
1
Light/Air Van
1
Helicopter
1
Haz Mat Response Team
0
Technical Rescue
0
Fixed Wing Airplane
0
Hotshot Crews
0
Oil Fire Foam Tender
1
Fire Education Trailers
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