Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
Battalion Chief Ostrinski

Kevin Ostrinski

Jawbone Incident - Off-road Rescue
DATE: April 20, 2024
TIME: 10:56

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Off-road Rescue
Location: Jawbone Canyon
Closest Community: California City
Cause: Unknown

Incident Narrative

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif., Saturday, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a wreck involving off-road vehicles. Once on scene they discovered two UTVs had collided, head-on. The incident location was a rural dirt road south of Jawbone Canyon Rd in Eastern Kern County.


Firefighters worked to extricate and assess both patients, one in each UTV, while the Battalion Chief identified an air-ambulance landing zone. The most critical patient was successfully extricated and prepared for transport via Mercy Air 14. The second, less critical patient, was treated and prepared for transportation via ground ambulance.


It is always great to see families enjoying the outdoors. We encourage all to do so carefully. Be observant of your surroundings at all times, install high visibility safety flags, and stay hydrated.


Injuries: 2

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 2
Patrols: 2
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: None

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Halls, Mercy Air

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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