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Bakersfield Fire Department - Survey Data


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General
 Agency Bakersfield FIRE Department
 ISO rating Class 3 Fire Department
 Government entity City of Bakersfield
 Population 333,719
 Jurisdiction 130 square miles
2009 Responses
 Fire and related calls for service  
 EMS related calls for service  
 Other calls for service  
 Total responses  
 Current trend  
Operations
Administration/Headquarters
Fire Chief  
Deputy Chief of Administrative Services  
Deputy Chief of Operations  
Deputy Chief of Special Services  
Battalion Chief: EMS / Public Information  
Captain: MMRS / Public Information  
Fire Department Division  
Fire Department Support  
 Maintenance  
Warehouse  
Suppression
Fire Stations 14
 Battalions 2
Training Fire Department Division
Arson Fire Department Division
Prevention Fire Department Division
Fleet Services Public Works Department
Apparatus  
Engine Companies 13
Truck Companies 3
 Reserve Engine Companies 5
Reserve Truck Companies 1
 Squads (Type III Engines) 4
Patrols (Type IV Engines) 2
Swiftwater Rescue Unit 1
Medium USAR Rescue Unit 1
Light & Air Unit 1
 Hazardous Materials Unit 1
 Heavy Utility Tender 1
 Command vehicles 8
 Ambulances 0
Staffing  
Number of sworn personnel  
Number of civilian personnel  
Number of reserve personnel  
 Minimum staffing level  
Rank  
Fire Chief  
Deputy Fire Chief  
Battalion Chief (suppression)  
Battalion Chief (administrative)  
Captain (suppression)  
Captain (administrative)  
Engineer  
Firefighter  
Deployment  
 Fire  
1st Alarm (S) (2) Engines, (1) Truck, (1) Squad, (1) Battalion Commander
1st Alarm (R) (3) Engines, (2) Trucks, (1) Squad, (2) Battalion Commanders,
 2nd Alarm (2) Engines, (1) Truck, (1) Safety Officer, (1) Battalion Commander, (1) Deputy Command Chief
 3rd Alarm (2) Engines, (1) Truck, (1) Battalion Commander
 EMS  
1st Alarm (S) (1) Engine
1st Alarm (R) (2) Engines, (1) Truck, (1) Squad, (1) Haz Mat (1) Battalion Commander 
 Rescue  
1st Alarm (S) (1) Engine, (2) Trucks, (1) Squad, (1) Battalion Commander
1st Alarm (R) (2) Engines, (2) Trucks, (1) Squad, (1) USAR (1) Battalion Commander  
 2nd Alarm (2) Engines, (1) Truck, (1) Battalion Commander 
 3rd Alarm (2) Engines, (1) Truck, (1) Battalion Commander
Standards  
 Reflex or "turn-out" time 2 minutes
 Dispatch Time 1 minute
Response time 4 minutes
 Criteria 90% adherence to standard
DISPATCH & COMMUNICATIONS  
Type Joint: Bakersfield Fire Department / County of Kern
Minimum staffing (1) Supervisor, (5) Dispatchers
Administrative staffing (1) Manager, (1) EMD Q/A Supervisor (1) Administrative Dispatcher
Standards  
Processing time (non-EMS) 1 minute
Processing time (EMS) per EMD protocols
Medical (EMS) protocols Priority Medical Dispatch (EMD)
 Medical (EMS) oversight (1) EMD Q/A Supervisor
TRAINING  
 Facility Type Joint: Bakersfield Fire Department / County of Kern
 Staffing (1) Battalion Chief, (2) Administrative Captains, (1) Support Staff
Standards  
Performance evaluations Yes
Performance target 2 hours per shift
Performance tracking Monthly & annually consolidated reports
Multi-company drills Monthly
FIRE PREVENTION  
Facility Type Civilian: Bakersfield Fire Department
Staffing Director, Haz Mat Specialist,Plans Examiner, Inspectors, Support Staff
Responsibilities  
 Plan review Yes
Plan types reviewed New construction, sprinkler systems, alarm systems, paint booths, fuel storage tanks
Suppression inspections Yes (Company level) - for I and R2 occupancies
Standards  
Performance target New construction inspections complete in 72 hours
Mandated inspections 1,346 hazardous materials, 3500 commercial
Fee supported Yes - 100% (civilians)
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