Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Creek Incident - Hoist Rescue
DATE: July 12, 2022
TIME: 21:23

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Hoist Rescue
Location: Round Mountain Rd north of Kern River Ave
Closest Community: Bakersfield
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

Tuesday night, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle accident in a remote and inaccessible off-road area. A single passenger vehicle had gone off the roadway, becoming disabled several hundred feet below Round Mountain Road. Kern County firefighters and equipment were shuttled by 4x4s to an area close to the scene where firefighters could then hike down the steep terrain and make patient contact. KCFD Helicopter 407 was requested as a Hoist Rescue option while firefighters on the ground began setting up for a technical rope rescue. Firefighters extricated a single patient with non life-threatening injuries from the vehicle after which H407, flown by a pilot using night vision goggles, hoisted the patient to an awaiting ground ambulance. The patient was then transported to a local hospital for treatment.















Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E41, E42, E63, E64
Patrols: _None
Trucks: T41
Specialty Equipment: H407, B4, B6, KPIO, SF6, USAR52

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

CHP, Hall Ambulance

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 661-330-0133

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