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Emergency Preparedness & School Safety

Benny Wofford
Emergency Preparedness & Safety Manager

Benny F. Wofford, the Manager of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Safety is a retired Kern County Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal with 31 years of experience. Mr. Wofford was an Engine Captain, Truck Captain, Hazardous Materials Specialist, is also currently a registered Fire Instructor with the State of California and teaches the Fire Inspector I and II courses, while being certified in those positions. Mr. Wofford most recently worked as a Fire Protection consultant for the Kern County Fire Department and is very happy to be here at Kern High School District where he and most all of his family members and children graduated from, Bakersfield High School.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Safety in the Business Division provides instruction and guidance for emergency preparedness, prevention, and management for the Kern High School district.  The office oversees training for the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides oversight to the district and school sites for emergency response protocols, supplies, emergency drills, and other required functions.  The KHSD Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a function of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Safety, which also coordinates with other agencies in the case of a large scale emergency.