Education & Safety

Kern County Fire Department

Shortcuts to helpful pages and information.


Click here to find information and videos on how to be prepared for emergencies.

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Emergency Plans

What happens when an emergency arises? Having a good plan is, well... a GOOD plan!

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Home Safety

Find Information about Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms on our Home Safety Page.

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Ready Kern

Find out how to sign up for the Emergency Alert Program to receive important communications.

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Neighbors helping Neighbors.

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Holiday Safety

Christmas Tree and Fireworks concerns? Read up on Safety Tips for high-risk seasons.

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Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Working together to build fire adapted communities, resilient to wildfires.

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Using 911

Do you know how to properly use 911?

The 911 Guide

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To best respond to an emergency situation, call takers, dispatchers, and first responders need your help. Familiarize yourself and those living or visiting your home with the following tips to ensure that the 9-1-1 call taker will be able to process your emergency call efficiently and send assistance as quickly as possible.

Kids Fire Safety

Safety can be fun for kids too!

Fire Safety and Prevention

Plan Your Home Fire Escape

Lets Have Fun With Fire Safety

Smokey Bear says play it safe!

Welcome Kids! Explore the different sections below to learn all sorts of ways you can help prevent wildfires. You’ll find activities, games, and learn a lot about protecting the forest. Have fun!


Ride Along Program

The purpose of the Kern County Fire Department Ride-Along Program is to foster community involvement, understanding, and education by providing an opportunity for the public and county employees to gain first-hand experience of the duties and responsibilities of Fire Department personnel.


What is WebEOC?

WebEOC is an Internet-based collaborative communications system that provides for information and resource tracking, data backup, situation analysis, and dissemination of information during EOC and/or Department Operations Center (DOC) activations and exercises.

WebEOC includes a standard suite of status boards that are the electronic equivalent of large, chronological, paper-based boards typically found in EOCs and DOCs. WebEOC status boards are electronic displays that provide the ability to post, transmit, and share real-time information among WebEOC users.

DATES: See Below

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Kern County EOC, 2601 Panorama Drive, Building B, Bakersfield

(Press “5” at the front gate keypad for entry)

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  This training is targeted towards personnel likely to be assigned to an EOC or DOC during activations and exercises in Kern County.

WebEOC Basic Training

Kern County OES is pleased to offer WebEOC Basic Training. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  During each two-hour training session, students will login to WebEOC. Using the WebEOC control panel, students will practice standard functions such as posting or updating Activity Log entries, making or updating Mission/Task requests and sending messages to other students. The same material will be covered during each session.

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