David Brinsfield operates out of the Bakersfield Field Office as a Field Operations Supervisor. In this position he supervises and supports four fire stations: Kennedy Meadows, Chimney Peak, South Fork and the Kernville Interagency Fire Center.
David's wildland firefighting career has included both on-the-ground experience and knowledge of fire in a variety of forest ecosystems. In 14 years with the Bureau of Land Management, he has served as an Assistant Foreman with the Kern Valley Hotshots, a Heavy Engine Operator at Carrizo Fire Station and a Station Engine Captain at Metro Fire Station. Most of his career has been devoted to fire suppression, planning and carrying out prescribed burns. David represents the BLM while working with the Kern County Fire Department and the Sequoia National Forest, covering a broad range of diverse and fire-prone areas. An important part of the task, he says, is applying knowledge of emergency operations to demonstrate and foster a safe work environment.
David credits his family with helping him reach his goals in his career. He has two sons, Thor (14) and Mason (4) and four daughters, Raine (13), Zoe (13), Kennedy (6) and Rylee (1). Of course, the one who makes this all possible is his lovely wife, Brandy.