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California Fire Safe Council receives a grant from Edison International

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Edison International Wildfire Assistance Fund, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awarded the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) with a $500,000 grant to help the efforts of existing Fire Safe Councils in California while also establishing new ones. “In addition to our Edison Wildfire Assistance Fund efforts to start and strengthen Fire Safe Councils, this...

Tragedy strikes dive boat team on Labor Day weekend

David Portillo, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Tragedy struck a dive boat team Labor Day weekend when a fire broke out on the dive teams’ boat, killing 34 of the 39 that were aboard. This all occurred Monday, Sept. 2, off Santa Cruz island. But the cause of the fire is still unknown. The boat left the harbor at Santa Barbara with 33 passengers and 6 crew members aboard on Aug. 31, at 4 in the morning. 2:13 in the afternoon...

New program provides support for firefighters

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

September 6, 2019

Two San Diego women have launched a new firefighter support program. Navy Veteran, Tara Cornett, and mother of a firefighter, Cindy Cornett created Firefighter Go Bags to get supplies to the firefighter who are fighting different types of fires. These bags have the essential items that are needed for these men and women, like fire wipes, Carmex lip balm, gold bond powder,...

Fire alarm delays board of trustees meeting

Ambria King, Photo Editor

September 14, 2017

On Sept. 14 at 12:50 p.m. the Bakersfield College Weill Institute was evacuated due to a smoke alarm being activated in an elevator inside the building. The Kern Community College District's Board of Trustees meeting was scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. that day, and was postponed due to the incident. The Bakersfield Fire Department arrived on the scene in a matter of minutes...

Bathroom fire in Campus Center

Bathroom fire in Campus Center

October 31, 2012

A fire began out in the Bakersfield College Campus Center’s men’s restroom around 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 27. First semester journalism student Kevin...

BC students help control fires

BC students help control fires

September 21, 2011

Lightning started multiple fires in  the foothills and nine of Bakersfield College’s fire technology program students are helping to put those blazes...

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