Projects & Programs

Council Minutes

Honor Roll


Our Vision

To create a wildland fire-safe community in the Kern River Valley

Our Mission

To provide awareness through education and information exchange, and to facilitate interagency coordination, fire protection, and fire safety projects within the Kern River Valley

Map of KRV FSC area.

Board of Officers & Directors

Judy Hyatt

Vice President:
Lloyd Smith
Walker Pass
(760) 377-3542

Penny Lampkins
Alta Sierra 
(760) 376-4053
Sharon Rooney

(760) 379-5641

Directors at Large

Christine and Gordon Hancock
Lake Isabella/Bodfish POA
(760) 379-3276
Don Davis
Alta Sierra
(760) 376-4116
Hayward Mendenhall 
Valle View
(760) 378-2715

Agency Representatives

Don Brady
Kern County Fire Department
(661) 330-0194
David Brinsfield
Bureau of Land Management
(661) 391-6103
Bart Kicklighter
US Forest Service
(760) 376-3781 x620


Grants, Lloyd Smith (Acting): Pursue and manage grants from federal and state agencies for fire safety planning and fuel reduction projects. Fundraising, Vacant: Raise funds for the general operating costs of the council. Chipper Days, Don Davis: Organize and coordinate Chipper days in the Kern River Valley that will significantly reduce the fuel load on private properties. Call (760) 376-4116
Speaker’s Bureau, Lloyd Smith: Organize and coordinate presentations to businesses, organizations, and groups in the Kern River Valley to enhance the common understanding of the KRVFSC, defensible space, and wildland fire protect for your homes.
Publicity, Lloyd Smith: Promote the Kern River Valley fire Safe Council as a force in the community that has a difference in a producing a fire safe community. Website, Penny Lampkins: Working with the Webmaster, Thomas Simon, maintain the Council's website to provide information and access to the Council's services, to provide information about the council and its programs, and to solicit volunteer effort and funds to support the Council's work.
Education, Terry Bolt: Develop educational material and events to promote fire safe environments and attitudes among our Kern River Valley constituents.


Council History

Council Minutes

Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council ● PO Box 633, Kernville, CA 93238

General information: Judy Hyatt •

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