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Kern County Fire Department Announces New Smart911  (PDF)

Smart911 enables users to create a free, private, and secure Safety Profile which can be used by Emergency Dispatchers and Firefighters to locate and help individuals requiring assistance during an emergency.


Eat, Laugh, Learn, & Grow at the Kern County Library's Expanding Lunch at the Library Program  (PDF)

The Lunch at the Library Program kicks off in June this year.  In addition to last year's locations, KCL has added 7 new locations, as well as a Breakfast service.


Public Works Update for May 2019  (2,990K PDF)


Central California Animal Disaster Team Volunteer Training - April 27, 2019  (281K PDF)

Please register in advance for the FREE workshop.  See the flier linked above for further details.


Incoming Storm Press Release  (PDF)

Kern County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services are preparing for the incoming storm beginning this evening. The heaviest rainfall is predicted for Wednesday and will continue into Thursday. View the press release linked above for further details.


Share Your Thoughts on a Vision for Hart Park  (1,286K PDF)

Attend one of three community meetings, or send us an email with your ideas for the future of Hart Park.

Comparte Tus Ideas sobre la Vision para mejorar Hart Park


Veteran's Health & Wellness Fair - November 12, 2016  (PDF)


SBA Disaster Assistance for Erskine Fire Victims  (PDF)

This morning the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a disaster declaration for the Erskine Fire, enabling individuals and businesses impacted by the fire to receive low-interest rate loans. (This is different from what FEMA was working on for a presidential major disaster declaration). 

The SBA will be opening a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Lake Isabella beginning on July 27th to answer questions about SBA's disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application

Learn more about types of assistance available, who/what is eligible for the loans and how to apply

For further information visit call the SBA Call Center at 1-800-659-2955.


District One Newsletter - Volume 3 recently released!  (615K PDF)


Don't Get Taken: Rebuilding after the Erskine Fire

The Contractors State Licensing Board has sound advice for homeowners who are rebuilding after a disaster like the Erskine Fire. To avoid fraud and shoddy work on your property, learn more by visiting their webpage.


District One Newsletter - Volume 2 now available!  (1,326K PDF)


District One Newsletter - just published!  (PDF)


New Remote Testimony Request Form

Use the form to request to speak at (not watch) a Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting from one of the three available remote locations in Lake Isabella, Mojave or Ridgecrest.

The deadline for submitting a request is 5 PM on the Friday before the meeting date. If you submit a request after the deadline, staff will attempt to accommodate your request but there are no guarantees.


Sandbag Saturday - December 19th  (PDF)

The Kern County Fire Department is assisting the public in preparing for the predicted upcoming El Nino storms by providing free sandbags and sand in an event to be held in several locations throughout the county on December 19th from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

Residents can fill up to 25 sandbags per address with provided sand. Supplies are


County Signs Agreement with Self-help Enterprises to Provide State Funded Drought Relief Assistance  (PDF)


Kern Stop Meth Now Community Forum - January 5, 2015  (1,340K PDF)


Draft Environmental Impact Report for Indian Wells Valley Land Use Management Plan to be released in January  (PDF)


Low-interest Federal Disaster Loans Available

Small, nonfarm businesses in Kern County may be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans if they can show the drought has caused them financial harm. Loan applicants may apply online at, call 800-659-2955 or email
The deadline to apply is May 18.


Veterans Day 2013 - Local Events  (PDF)


Water Availability and Conservation Public Workshop - Wednesday, August 28th  (PDF)


Kern Stop Meth Now Community Event - Saturday, July 6th  (PDF)


Supervisor Gleason Updates Public on Drought Declaration and SBA Loans  (PDF)


Supervisor Gleason addresses drought  (PDF)