JUN
13

Contra Costa County Residents Can Now Text 911 for an Emergency

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) - If you live in Contra Costa County, you can now text 911 in the event of an emergency.  The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced the news on Wednesday.  Authorities say during an emergency it's still advised to call 911 first, but if you are unable to speak or in a situation where it is unsafe to speak, you can send a text to 911.  Here's how it works: To send a text, enter the numbers 911 in the "To" field.  The body of the text sh...
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APR
29

Congratulations to Vince Wells, Recipient of Robert Reich Award

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This past week, Vince Wells, President of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County was awarded the Inaugural Robert Reich Award at the Roosevelt Awards Dinner in Concord, California. This award was given to Vince Wells for his tireless efforts in supporting labor and improving working conditions for those he represents. Vince has over two decades of service to his community working as a Fire Captain/Paramedic with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and nearl...
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MAR
23

Vote NO on Measure P in Pinole!

The Firefighters who work for the City of Pinole and who are members of Local 1230 are encouraging the citizens of Pinole to Vote No on Measure P. A yes vote on Measure P would overturn a citizen’s referendum made back in 2008 which passed by over 70% to establish term limits. This Measure is being brought forward by the city council. This election cycle would be the first election that the term limits would apply. By them putting this Measure on the ballot will costs the citizens of Pinole over...
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FEB
20

Announcement of CCCFPD Fire Academy #51 Graduation

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proud to announce the graduation of Academy #51. 24 recruits will graduate this Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at the ceremony in Antioch. The recruits will then be placed with fire companies throughout the Fire District and begin their probation and careers with Contra Costa County Fire. Congratulations and welcome to our family! Ceremony begins at 10:00 am El Campanil Theatre 602 West 2nd Street Antioch, CA   
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NOV
27

Remembering Our Fallen -- The California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Remembering Our Fallen -- The California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony honors the memory of those who have fallen in the line of duty in California. In 2017, the Memorial marked its 15th anniversary.
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NOV
15

Sandbag Locations in Contra Costa County

Here is the most recent list of sandbag locations throughout Contra Costa County.  Be sure to contact each individual city or unincorporated area to confirm availability. ANTIOCH:                                                 1201 W 4th St – Maintenance Center Li...
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NOV
05

Fill the Boot Fundraiser in Pleasant Hill, Wed., November 8th

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Once again this year, your local firefighters will be out raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Fill the Boot Charity Drive. We will be in Pleasant Hill on Wednesday, November 8th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the intersection of Contra Costa Boulevard and Concord Avenue. So far this year generous donors like you have graciously donated over $50,000 to this worthwhile cause and will assist many families here in Contra Costa County. What is the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) ?...
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OCT
10

FULL LIST: North Bay fire evacuation centers, road closures, school closures as of 10/10/17 at 4:28 pm

* content provided by ABC7 News  At least fifteen people have died and more than 2,000 homes and businesses are destroyed as wildfires ravage much of the North Bay. IMPORTANT: If you are in need of resources, shelter, or assistance please check below. We will continue to update  this page  for resources and complete updates on road closures, school closures, and evacuation orders, and help information. The CHP in Marin notes that anyone who follows their  Facebook page  ...
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OCT
09

Websites for Major Active Fire Incidents in CA

As a point of reference the following link will list all major active fire incidents in the State of CA. The page lists each active fire incident with the incident name, acreage burned, and evacuation information if applicable. http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents The following page lists current California fire weather and shows any active fire weather watch and red flag warnings across the state: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/index.php  
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SEP
26

15th Anniversary CA Firefighters Memorial Ceremony - Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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The California Fire Foundation  invites you to join us in remembering the sacrifice of our fallen heroes at the  15th Anniversary California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony  on  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:30am  in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. On  Friday, September 29, 2017 ,  a special evening tribute  will be held marking the 15th Anniversary of the California Firefighters Memorial. The tribute will include a solemn candlelight procession to the...
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