Kern County Fire and Emergency Services is partnering with several groups and agencies on plan to evacuate elderly and disabled people in an emergency. Chief Brian Marshall told Supervisors Tuesday that disasters can strike at a moment’s notice…”The Erskin Fire [in Lake Isabella] burned so fast that people who were evacuated literally left with the clothes on their back.” Staff has developed protocols with groups that serve people with special needs, and has stationed three, specially-equipped trailers around the county, they also secured a grant to buy a shower and restroom trailer that’s ADA accessible.

Suzanne Grant