Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Boom Lift Rescue
DATE: May 24, 2023
TIME: 09:59

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Incident tYPE

Location: Richland Junior High School
Closest Community: Shafter
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

SHAFTER, Calif., Wednesday, Kern County firefighters were called to Richland Junior High School to rescue two persons trapped in an articulating boom lift. Upon arrival, firefighters found the inoperable lift leaning over two buildings with the bucket containing two people approximately 20 feet in the air. A KCFD Ladder Truck was requested to respond to the scene. Firefighters then used the reach of the aerial ladder to access both persons who were able to safely walk down the ladder. No injuries were reported.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $0
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E32
Patrols: None
Trucks: E65
Specialty Equipment: None

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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