My Bakersfield

Fire Department

About the BFD


The mission of the Bakersfield Fire Department (BFD) is to protect life, property, and the environment from harm through:

  • Education and Prevention
  • Emergency Response
  • Planning and Training
  • Inter-agency Collaboration
  • Community Alliance

The Bakersfield Fire Department is a multi-dimensional public safety organization, and includes an “all-risk” approach in its emergency service delivery system.

The BFD provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, heavy and technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, water rescue, and other life safety services around-the-clock to a growing community of over 360,000 citizens.

With 240 sworn, support, and reserve personnel operating from fourteen Fire Stations located throughout the City, the Bakersfield Fire Department is ready to meet challenges within the community, region and state. The BFD is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rated Class 2 Fire Department, residing in the top 1.5% of Fire Departments nationwide.

Contact Us

Bakersfield FIRE Department
Headquarters & Admin Offices
2101 H Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

BFD Events

Monday, January 9, 2017

3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
Fire Civil Service Commission Meetings

Monday, February 13, 2017

3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
Fire Civil Service Commission Meetings

Saturday, March 4, 2017

All Day Event
Bakersfield Firefighters' Relief Association (BFRA) Fishing Derby

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