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Brian Falk


On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Captain Brian Falk was at the fire station when he was found unresponsive by fellow firefighters. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause and nature of his death are under investigation.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Kern County Fire Department
5642 Victor ST
Bakersfield, California 93308

Chief: Aaron Duncan

Age: 47
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 14, 2022 7:19 a.m.
Date of death: July 14, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Unknown
Nature of fatal injury: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 18, 2022