Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Pellisier Incident
DATE: June 27, 2023
TIME: 11:04

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Hazardous Materials Response
Location: 20570 Pellisier Rd
Closest Community: Tehachapi
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

TEHACHAPI, Calif., Tuesday morning, alarms at the Revol Greens facility sounded after detecting an Anhydrous Ammonia leak. The chemical, used in the refrigeration systems of the 16-acre hydroponic lettuce grow, is a corrosive gas that if exposed to can cause death. Once alarms sounded personnel at the facility followed predeveloped emergency protocols to begin evacuations and accounting for all on site. When Kern County firefighters arrived, their patient assessments confirmed 21 of the 70 employees at the facility had been exposed. Two of the 21 exposed required treatment and were transported to a local area hospital. Firefighters with the KCFD HazMat team then donned fully incapsulated suits and completed multiple "Level A" entries. While tied into the Incident Command Post via live video feed, the entry team identified and stopped the leak. Once the leak was stopped operations were transferred to Kern County Environmental Health and Revol Greens to coordinate clean up. 


Injuries: 2
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E12, E13, E18, E46, E65, E66
Patrols: P13
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: DECON46, DIV3, HAZMAT65, BATT1, KPIO, SF3, SQD6

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Kern County Environmental Health, Hall Ambulance

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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