The Kern County Fire Explorers will receive a new crew carrying vehicle, or CCV, on Wednesday May 14, according to public information officer Brandon Hill.
Hill says the main goal of the explorer program is to train young men and women in the same manner as regular firefighters in order to help them pursue their goals of becoming a career firefighter. Fire Explorers go through many different drills and attend multiple public relations events throughout the county. The CCV will be used to transport them to different activities.
Hill says the CCV formally served the US Forest Service and was deemed surplus, at which time the fire department received it from the Federal Excess Property Program at no charge to the tax payers.
Ollivier Middle School goes on lockdown
Police activity near Ollivier Middle School has caused the school to go on lockdown.
City expands free efficient sprinkler program
As the city continues to struggle with cutting back on water use, it is expanding a program to help your family save water and money.
When wells run dry: CA neighbors cope in drought
Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual…
KCSO arrest barricaded suspect in Wasco
The Kern County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on suspicion of attempted kidnapping in Wasco.