Kern County Firefighters at Station 72 in Lake Isabella received a brand-new piece of equipment today.
Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall presented the crew with a state-of-the-art patrol.
Patrol 72 is built on a 2017 Ford F450 cab and chassis.
It is outfitted with a 135 gpm pump and holds 250 gallons of water.
The upgraded radio package, computer, and wifi antenna will provide improved communication for firefighters as they respond to remote locations.
Additional features include LED lights, intercom system, 12,000 lb. winch, and medical equipment.
The extended cab on Patrol 72 is designed to carry three firefighters to anywhere in the state for up to 14 days.
Patrol 72 was purchased entirely with contract money received from Cal Fire. Cal Fire contracts with Kern County Fire Department to provide fire protection to the state responsibility area (SRA).
This new piece of equipment is an important part of KCFD's arsenal to fight wildland fires. The versatility of Patrol 72 makes it valuable for a variety of missions in the Kern River Valley and beyond.