Copy of LODD: Kern County Fire Captain Michael Bruce Wells

It is with great sadness that the Kern County Fire Department and Kern County Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1301 share news of the passing of one of their own. 

Fire Captain Michael Bruce Wells, 51, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024. His passing followed a difficult battle with occupational-related cancer. Captain Wells proudly served the community as a member of the Kern County Fire Department for 30 years. Throughout, his reputation was that of a steady and reliable leader, but all who knew him would describe him as a family man. He is survived by his wife Lisa, their three sons Colton, Caleb, and Christopher, as well as a loving extended family. 

There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for the Wells family, and we are extremely grateful. If you wish to pay your respects to and honor Bruce and his family, please join us at his memorial service.

The details of his memorial are included below. 

Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.Valley Baptist4800 Fruitvale AveBakersfield, CA 93308

Preferred Uniform: Class A 

*Supporting Apparatus must arrive by 9:00 a.m.

*Sea of Blue must arrive by 9:30 a.m.

*Any department Honor Guard who wishes to assist at the memorial can contact Ben Dominguez at (916)709-9069

*A ceremony practice will be held Friday, February 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Valley Baptist.

This memorial is open to the public. No public livestream will be available. Media will not be allowed within Valley Baptist.

As mentioned previously, if you desire to help, donations to the family can be made through this link, Any amount will be a blessing as it all adds up. And please, most importantly, we ask for your prayers for Bruce, his family, and all who are involved.