Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Caliente Reinforced Rescue
DATE: March 27, 2023
TIME: 05:39

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Technical Rescue
Location: West Bound Hwy 58 Just West of Hwy 223
Closest Community: Caliente
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

CALIENTE, Calif., Monday, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vehicle accident along highway 58 just west of highway 223. Upon arrival, the single vehicle was located down an embankment, approximately 100 feet off the highway. Patient contact confirmed three patients, one ejected during the vehicle rollover. Firefighters assembled a rope rescue system and lifted patients to safety. All patients were treated and transported to a local area hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.


Injuries: 3
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 11, 13, 45, 54
Patrols: 11
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: USAR52, B1, B4

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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