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Day in the life of a Kern County firefighter

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — From extinguishing fires to rescuing people, firefighters carry big responsibilities through any circumstance. They do it all under their heavy equipment, and rising temperatures. “By the time you have from your helmet to the boots, including the tank, you’re probably right around 50-65 pounds maybe,” said Kern County Fire Captain, Andrew Freeborn. The first task during training was entering a burning building, fortunately not really on fire, to rescue a baby, which was actually a pillow. With this added weight, it’s not an easy task, luckily,...

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