Fire Chief's Message
The Bakersfield Fire Department is endowed with the finest fire service professionals in the state. The men and women of the BFD are highly trained, extremely motivated, well educated, and loyally focused on their core mission of service to the community.
For more than 135 years, your City Firefighters have bravely and successfully confronted the hazards of our growing urban environment, and continue to mitigate complex life-safety problems through risk management, strategic planning, disciplined deployment, and an aggressive fire attack and rescue philosophy.
The hard-working professionals of the BFD are dedicated first and foremost to guarding the quality of life for the citizens of our community through multi-dimensional emergency response and the protection of life, property, and the environment. That is our mission and promise.
~ Douglas R. Greener, Fire Chief
[Chief Greener’s bio]