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OCT
05

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Your local  Contra Costa County Fire Protection District  firefighters will be wearing Pink! shirts all October in support of breast cancer awareness month. Members of the public can purchase these shirts too to support & raise money for breast cancer awareness. Click on the following link to view our public store:  bit.ly/2OEK5bM Some quick facts: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnos...
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SEP
25

2018 Fire Relief Fundraiser by WSHB, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP

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Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP proudly invites you to attend its 2nd Annual Fire Relief Fundraiser! Please join us for dinner and a silent auction in honor of our local Contra Costa County Firefighters! Friday, November 9th, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Renaissance ClubSport, Walnut Creek 2805 Jones Road Walnut Creek, CA 94597 This fundraiser is dedicated to our firefighters as a thank you for putting their lives on the line to fight fires and keep our communities safe. All proceeds will be d...
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SEP
14

Requesting Public Help with Information

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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is investigating an uptick in fires in and around Antioch over past years. Investigators are requesting public help with information, including surveillance cam footage, regarding fires in the area. Please call the arson tip line at 866-50-ARSON with any information.
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SEP
07

LODD: Contra Costa County Fire Captain Peter Aliotti

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The  Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Firefighters, Local 1230  are   saddened to announce the passing of one of their own in the line of duty.   Retired Contra Costa Fire Captain Peter Anthony Aliotti  passed away on August 28, 2018 at the age of 62. Brother Aliotti had a successful career as a Contra Costa County firefighter, rising to the rank of captain before his retirement in 2012. He worked at many stations but mainly in Co...
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JUN
21

Fill the Boot Thank You to the Community

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to generously donate to our annual Fill the Boot charity drive. At two different locations this past month we were able to raise over $22,000 for the MDA ! For 60 years, Fill the Boot has been a firefighter tradition - giving families affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases hope for the future and support for the present. Every year your local firefighters dedicate their time off from work to help raise money for the  Muscular Dystrop...
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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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FEB
21

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
07

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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AUG
29

Local Fire Agencies Assisting with Texas Flooding Rescue Operations

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This past weekend firefighters and other emergency personnel from across the State of California were activated within their CA US&R Teams to respond and assist with the rescue efforts in Texas. In all, eight CA US&R Teams were activated and are now deployed in Texas.  Locally, California US&R Task Force 4 (CA-TF4), based out of the Oakland Fire Department arrived in Texas last night and is now operating in the Houston Area. CA US&R Task Force 4 includes members locally...
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AUG
27

Annual 9/11 Flag Display in Clayton, CA




This past week, firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Station 11 in Clayton, finished work on their annual flag display. Each year firefighters from the station proudly put out 343 flags on the lawn representing the 343 firefighters killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York. There are also 72 flags on display representing the 72 law enforcement officers killed that day as well. The annual flag display has been done since 2002 as a tribute to all the m...
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AUG
19

Oakland Firefighters

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 The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, are deeply saddened to hear of the senseless loss of one of your own this past week in San Jose. We stand with you in mourning and offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Jake Walter, your organization, and the City of Oakland. We pray for a speedy recovery to the second firefighter injured in the incident.  From the City of Oakland press release, August 18th, 2017: Anyone wishing to make monetary donati...
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AUG
18

Scholarship Contest Winner

August 17, 2017 ___________________________________________________ Every year we hold the annual Lou Paulson Scholarship Contest. We had nine students who wrote exceptional essays on this year’s topic: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right to work.' It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. It is supported by Southern segregationists who are trying to keep us from achieving our civil rights and our right of e...
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JUL
27

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2017

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JUL
26

Michele Drive 10 Year Anniversary

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July 21, 2017 marked the ten year anniversary of the Michelle Drive fire that claimed the lives of Captain Matt Burton and Engineer Scott Desmond from Contra Costa Fire, as well as the lives of the two elderly residents of the structure. After the fire, an investigative report was undertaken by the district to identify the conditions that led to the deaths of the two firefighters. After ten years, the District has compiled a new report, analyzing the 115 recommendations made in the original repo...
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JUL
12

State of CA Wildland Fire Incidents List

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  CAL FIRE has a website where you can view and track major current wildland fire incidents throughout the State of California. To view the website  click here You can also view statewide wildland fire incidents on a google map For a comparison to previous fire seasons and statistics click here The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection serves and safeguards the people and protects the property and resources of California.  
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MAY
30

Pool Safety Checklist for Parents

Warm weather is here and so is time to enjoy the outdoors and swimming with kids. Safekids.org has published 6 safety tips for parents with kids when swimming: Pool Safety Checklist TIPS FOR PARENTS 1. Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult. Make sure older children swim with a partner every time. 2. Teach children how to swim. Every child is different, so enroll children in swim lessons when they are ready. Consi...
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MAY
09

Donate to MDA for Fill the Boot

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For 60 years, Fill the Boot has been a fire fighter tradition - giving families affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases hope for the future and support for the present. Every year your local firefighters dedicate their time off from work to help raise money for the  Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA)  Fill the Boot charity drive. Throughout the year, and across the nation, firefighters dressed in their firefighting gear ask for donations from drivers on street corn...
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APR
24

Action at the State Capitol - Dangers of Butane Honey Oil Fire Explosions


This past month Contra Costa County Fire Arson Investigator Victor Masenkoff spoke at the State Capitol on the dangers of butane honey oil fire explosions and the process employed to produce it. California's first responders and the citizens they protect are in danger with this increasingly popular drug manufacturing process.
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APR
10

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication. Thank you to all of our dispatchers who work with us in ...
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APR
01

Information on Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Mylan today (3/31/17) announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previ...
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MAR
20

Connect With Us By Email

Be sure to join our email list to stay connected with us and receive our occassional emails. Your information is safe and won't be shared with anyone else. We perdiodically send out local news stories, charity events we're involved with, and other information from our organization to keep you informed of what we do.  Our organization includes firefighters from the Moraga/Orinda Fire District, Rodeo/Hercules Fire District, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, East Contra Costa Fire ...
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FEB
17

CCCFPD Academy 50 Highlight Video


  A glimpse into the experience of a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire academy, with Academy 50.
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FEB
09

Congratulations to the 8 new firefighters

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It is with great pleasure we congratulate and welcome 8 new firefighters into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. These newest members of the Fire District will graduate on Friday, February 10th, 2017 and receive their probationary assignments. Congratulations and welcome to the fire service family!
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JAN
07

Creek & Flood Control Channel Safety

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With the rainy season upon us our normally calm creeks and channels can become full of swift moving water and debris without warning. Please stay out of the creeks and channels and Stay Alive! Take advantage of this opportunity to speak to our children and friends about the dangers of fast moving storm water and the almost certain fate that awaits anyone who goes into rain swollen creeks and channels. The flood control channels are part of our community’s infrastructure and, like freeways or rai...
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DEC
31

New California Child Safety Seat Law Effective January 1, 2017

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash.  It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home - so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short...
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NOV
22

Thanksgiving Safety Tips


For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy tim...
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NOV
19

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Open House October 29, 2016


Highlight video from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Open House in Concord on October 29th, 2016
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OCT
26

WC Charity Ball Incident Press Release

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release Firefighter's Charity Ball Incident   October 26, 2016 Walnut Creek, CA   On October 22, 2016 the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, hosted its 2 nd  Annual Firefighters Ball. The Ball is also a fundraiser for our Bikes for Tykes Charity. The money donated to this charity is used to buy bikes for needy children during the Christmas season. This event was a huge success, raising ...
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OCT
07

35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

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Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.   There are 112 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at the National Memorial, to read more Click Here.   Here are some of the events  To Learn more Click Here
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SEP
27

Joint Venture with the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office

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In 2015 the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District began a partnership with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to provide an increased level of service for the Sheriff's Air Support Unit (ASU), using their two helicopters, STARR 1 & STARR 3. This partnership has provided an enhanced cability of their helicopters, while providing a broadened scope of service throughout Contra Costa County.  During daylight operations, a CCCFPD Fire Captain/Paramedic is added to the helicopter...
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SEP
25

CCCFPD Welcomes 1st of 3 New Tiller Trucks

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On Friday, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District welcomed the first of three new Pierce tractor drawn aerial ladder trucks. The first 100' mid mount tiller was placed into service as Truck 1 in Downtown Walnut Creek at Fire Station 1 on Civic Drive. These trucks are the first of their kind in the fire district and are a welcome upgrade to their fleet. Each truck has a full complement of auto extrication, rope rescue, and a variety of other rescue equipment, including advanced lif...
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SEP
21

Ventura County Firefighter Line of Duty Death (LODD)

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Ventura County Professional Firefighters Local 1364 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, 38, who was killed this morning while responding to the Canyon Fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Osler was traveling in a water tender tanker when the vehicle crashed, rolling over several times. During the crash, Osler sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. Engineer Osler began his career with the Ventura County Fire Department in 1998. He leaves behind his wife, Jen, a...
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SEP
18

Local Firefighters Representing at Annual Firefighter Memorial in Colorado

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This past weekend several members from our organization drove to Colorado and represented all of us in the annual IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado. At this year’s service 123 fallen firefighters from the United States and Canada were added to the wall. The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial honors the sacrifice made by  IAFF  (International Association of Firefighters) members who have given their lives in the line of duty. According to the I...
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SEP
15

Fire Investigations 101 (FIU)

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) is a full service investigative group providing around the clock coverage 365 days a year. The investigation unit currently deploys 3 full time shift investigators working a 48/96 hour schedule that mirrors the firefighters.  This new program was put in place to not only serve the communities better but to provide more efficient expertise to our operations division.  Between the three dedicated investigato...
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SEP
08

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Clayton

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Contra Costa County Fire will be holding a ceremony to mark the 15-year anniversary of Sept 11th this Sunday at 10:00am. The community is invited to attend. Seating is limited to disabled and elderly. The ceremony will be held on the front ramp of Contra Costa County Fire Station 11, located at 6500 Center Street, Clayton. The 30-minute ceremony will include posting of the colors on the flag pole by the United Professional Fire Fighters Local 1230 honor guard. There will also be a special final ...
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SEP
05

Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day   Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Happy Labor Day to everyone out there, and a special thank you to all the hard workers in our community who make our community great!  Forward to friend / Profile Pictures
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SEP
03

Learn About Our Dispatch Center

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CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL FIRE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (CCRFCC) The Contra Costa Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center, also known as CCRFCC, is staffed with 18 full time dispatchers on 24 hour shifts and handles around 160,000 calls per year, including 65,000 911 calls.  The CCRFCC dispatches calls for 7 fire agencies including Contra Costa County, Rodeo/Hercules, Pinole, Crockett, Moraga/Orinda, East Contra Costa and unincorporated Richmond, San Pablo and El Cerrito.  The CCRFCC is also ...
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AUG
30

9/11 Memorial Flags at Station 11 in Clayton

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Every year firefighters from Station 11 in Clayton, both current and retired, help place these flags to honor and pay tribute to the fallen firefighters on September 11th, 2001. In all, 343 flags are placed to remember those firefighters lost that tragic day in 2001. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family members of the civilians and law enforcement officers that died as a result of the cowardly acts of those terrorists who attacked our country. On behalf of the United Professional...
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JUN
18

Make Safe Happen – Water Safety Tips for Kids

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Summer is here and hot weather is upon us! Whether it’s in a tub, a toilet or a pool, water of any depth can be dangerous for kids. But by taking the right precautions, you can protect them. Read on to learn how. The IAFF and Nationwide Insurance have teamed up on a new safety campaign as part of Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” child safety initiative to educate and raise awareness of preventable childhood injuries and death. According to the CDC, drowning is the number-one cause of injury-relat...
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JUN
09

Terry Werner, Fire Engineer

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Terry Werner, Fire Engineer Contra Costa County Fire Hired: Line of Duty Death: 04/13/2004 After leaving the Army and a brief stint in the Postal Service, Terry joined the fire department and saw many changes and adjustments to the fire service in the next 32 years that he served. Outside of his family there was nothing that Terry loved more than his San Francisco 49’ers. Though small in stature, Terry was large in spirit. (Submitted by the Werner Family for the 2007 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial...
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JUN
09

William West, Fire Engineer

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William West, Fire Engineer East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Hired: 11/01/2002 Line of Duty Death: 06/11/2012 Family Contact Phone Number: 925-200-5497 Family Contact E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On behalf of all your brothers and sisters in Local 1230, we offer our condolences and support for the loss of Brother Willie West. Local 1230 has lost a member in “good standing” who has always been there for the fight, no matter what the issue was. He has succumbed to the “job” and l...
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MAY
30

Memorial Day

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Take a moment today and remember the real reason why we celebrate Memorial Day. Let’s honor & remember those who died while serving our great country. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice!
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MAY
18

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Academy #49 in Video

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MAY
10

Show Your Support For Veterans On Wednesday, May 11

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In honor of Military Appreciation Month, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, your local firefighters from across Contra Costa County will be wearing their camouflage tee-shirts.     Our organization started a camouflage shirt campaign to support local veteran organizations. Throughout the year you will see personnel from Contra Costa Fire, East Contra Costa Fire, Moraga-Orinda Fire, Rodeo-Hercules, Pinole, and El Cerrito Fire wearing their camouflage shirts. These shirts are sold for $2...
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MAR
31

Local Firefighters Proud To Announce Camouflage Shirt Campaign To Support Veterans in Their Community

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United Professional Firefighters Of Contra Costa County Press Release Local Firefighters Proud To Announce Camouflage Shirt Campaign To Support Veterans in Their Community Thursday, March 31st, 2016 Martinez, CA The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 are proud to wear camouflage shirts throughout the year in support of the Veterans of our community. All agencies including East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Rod...
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MAR
03

Rocco's Restaurant Dine & Donate

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Join us for a Dine & Donate with the Contra Costa County Firefighters Auxiliary on  Wednesday, March 9th, 2016       Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, California (925) 947-6105   Lunch & Dinner - Food & Drinks! Dine In or Take Out! Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria will donate a generous portion of your purchase back to CCCFA! Just mention "Contra Costa County Firefighters Auxiliary" and they'll collect your receipt. The mission of ...
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FEB
10

Camouflage Shirt Campaign for Veterans

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Your United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County have started a camouflage shirt campaign to support local veteran organizations. Throughout the year you will see personnel from Contra Costa Fire, East Contra Costa Fire, Moraga-Orinda Fire, Rodeo-Hercules, Pinole, and El Cerrito Fire wearing their camouflage shirts. These shirts will be sold for $25 each and can be purchased by members of the public on our website or at our office in Martinez, located at 112 Blue Ridge Dr.  Our ...
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DEC
03

Toys for Tots Program Accepting Toys Now Through December 18th, 2015

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Your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire stations and Administration Office in Pleasant Hill are once again collecting new, unwrapped toys, and stuffed animals. These toys are collected by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for their Toys for Tots program and then distributed to children in the area.   Donations are now being accepted and will continue through December 18th. Late donations after December 18th can be made at the Concord Marine Corps location (see address list...
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NOV
19

Turkey Fryer Safety Information Video

Before making plans to fry your holiday bird, we urge you to watch this video to see how things can quickly go wrong. We have more turkey fryer safety information located on our homepage at www.contracostafirefighters.org https://youtu.be/Kspx1oOP_fE
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NOV
11

Veteran's Day

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On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members who have proudly protected our country & serve honorably. Thank you for your service to our Country! “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
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OCT
18

California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2015

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On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, family and friends of California Professional Firefighters gathered in Sacramento for the annual California Firefighter's Memorial. This year's ceremony was personal for many of us as the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County remembered one of our own, brother Richard Voisey from the Pinole Fire Department. Brother Rich served over 35 years with the Pinole Fire Department from the ranks of volunteer to Fire Captain. Rich touched many lives of th...
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SEP
27

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the fifth year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been estimated that there are over 233,000 new cases each year and over 40,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,400 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Cos...
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AUG
28

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District & American Medical Response Form The 'Alliance'

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9HDcVDDT8w&w=560&h=315] The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is getting innovative with the way it does business and serves its community. It's recently teamed up with the Sheriff's office in providing Air Operations and more recently, CCCFPD partnered with AMR ambulance to provide pre-hospital care. This 'Alliance' assures the right resources are being dispatched at the right time and in a cost effective way.
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JUL
20

Brothers Matt & Scott Tribute

July 21st is a solemn date for the members of Contra Costa Professional Firefighters Local 1230. It is the day we remember our brothers Matt Burton and Scott Desmond. On this date in 2007 Matt and Scott were killed in a residential structure fire in San Pablo. There is not a day that goes by that we don't remember our brothers. The following video is a tribute that was shown at their memorial in 2007. We ask that you watch and remember with us the lives and memories of our co workers, friends an...
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JUL
01

PRESS RELEASE

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Collaborative Effort with Fire District Reopens Previously De-Staffed Fire Engine in Concord Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Concord, CA The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County are proud to announce the reopening of previously de-staffed Engine 6 from the Downtown Concord Fire Station.  Engine 6 has been de-staffed since May of 2012, so the reopening of this unit is providing much relief during an extremely intense fire season and anticipated high heat throughout the summer.&nbs...
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JUN
27

Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County

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Just a reminder that ALL fireworks of any kind including the "safe and sane" type are ILLEGAL in Contra Costa County. Sale, possession or discharge of fireworks is illegal, constitutes a misdemeanor and is a violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance, section 44-2.002 Being in the 4th year of a major drought, local vegetation is extremely dry and fires can spread rapidly. Weather is forecast to be in the upper 80's to 100 degrees in the week leading up to the 4th of July. Please take extra preca...
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JUN
23

Firefighter Helping Others Off Duty

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Daniel Andrade, a local firefighter who recently graduated from the Contra Costa County Fire Academy is helping his community in more ways than one. In December, Daniel and 14 other fire academy recruits signed up for the “Be The Match” bone marrow registry where volunteers are placed in a donor registry in hopes that their bone marrow can be matched up to someone who has been diagnosed with life threatening blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. According to the Nation al Bone Marrow Prog...
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JUN
18

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Pool Safety Council Presents "June Pool Day"

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Tomorrow, Friday, June 19th, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park 147 Gregory Ln Pleasant Hill, CA Water Safety First! Learn about pool safety from local lifeguards, paramedics, firefighters and medical flight crews! Pools and spray grounds will be open for public swimming, lifeguard demonstrations and more! FREE ADMISSION
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JUN
07

Pool Safety Resources

We've updated some of our links on our pool safety page on our website. Please take a moment to take a look. These safety tips are a good reminder with the recent tragedy in Concord ( KTVU story ). Drowning Prevention - Backyard and community pools are popular with children and adults of all ages but owning or operating one is a major responsibility. Take every step possible to prevent unintended injuries in and around pools and spas. Learn about the hazard of drain entrapment and what to look f...
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MAY
30

MDA Fill The Boot Fundraising Information 2015


Members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County, will kick off the firefighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign by fanning out across the county with boots in hand. For this year’s Fill the Boot, members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County are making an effort to raise $100,000 over the course of two days to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission here in the Bay Area. Members will be out at the locations listed below on...
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MAY
23

Thank You For Your Service On This Memorial Day Weekend

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Thank you to all the service men & women who have served our country so proudly and those who continue to protect our freedom!    
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MAY
03

Bay Area Firefighters Rally to Aid Cancer-Stricken Vacaville Girl

VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTVU) – Firefighters from across the Bay Area are rallying to aid a young Vacaville girl who has a bright smile and a tough fight ahead. Miley McCrary, a 6-year-old who sometimes just goes by Smiley Miley, has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that is threatening to take her arm. Miley's dad is a firefighter in Oakland and when he asked for a few days off after her diagnosis, the response from his fellow firefighters was overwhelming. http://wn.ktvu.com/clip/114...
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APR
28

EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FAILS TO PASS

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FAILS TO PASS The Future of The Fire District Takes a Dangerous Turn for the Worse Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 Oakley, Ca The future of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District took a dangerous turn for the worse today as the proposed Benefit Assessment that would have brought in over 4 million dollars to the cash strapped District failed to receive the support ...
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APR
20

Doctors Medical Center Closing April 21 - List of Resources for West County Healthcare

Doctors Medical Center Closing April 21   As of April 21, Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo will be closing and no longer accepting patients. The following information will help you find urgent medical care or primary care services in West Contra Costa or free medical advice by phone to help you decide what kind of care you need. Information provided by Contra Costa Health Services http://bit.ly/1CXwZFg
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MAR
31

Vote YES! for Rapid 9-1-1 Emergency Fire Response Services in East Contra Costa County

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Vote YES! for Rapid 9-1-1 Emergency Fire Response Services in East Contra Costa County! A federal grant that kept two of your local East Contra Costa County fire stations open, recently expired and cannot be renewed or extended. Unless new revenue is secured now, two local fire stations must close permanently and 18 Firefighter/EMT positions will be eliminated. This would leave 250 square miles and over 100,000 residents in East County with just three fire stations and nine on-duty Firefighter/E...
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MAR
30

Fresno Fire Captain Critically Burned in House Fire Sunday

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On Sunday, March 29th, 25 year veteran Fresno (CA) Fire Department Fire Captain, Pete Dern was rescued by fellow firefighters after falling through a burning roof at the scene of a house fire. Fire Captain Pete Dern was transported to the hospital in critical condition after suffering second and third degree burns on at least 65 percent of his body. Please keep Pete, his family, and the rest of the Fresno Fire Department family in your thoughts and prayers. A  www.youcaring.co m  donation site h...
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MAR
27

Traffic Information for Memorial Service in Pinole Saturday March 28th 2015

Memorial services for Pinole Fire Captain Richard Voisey will be held on Saturday, March 28th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church beginning at 1:00 pm. Pinole Fire Captain Richard "Rich" Voisey passed away at home after a two year battle with brain cancer. Rich served the City of Pinole Fire Department for 35 years and was a lifelong citizen of Pinole. Captain Voisey 's Memorial will have full Fire Service honors. West County Battalion 7 and EI Cerrito fire stations will be covered by mutual aid eng...
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MAR
13

Job Announcement For FIREFIGHTER – RECRUIT and FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC RECRUIT

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ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is seeking enthusiastic women and men interested in establishing a challenging career in the fire service. Firefighters and Firefighter - Paramedics employed by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District engage directly in firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster responses, fire prevention, public education, and community service. No prior firefighting experien...
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MAR
12

Funeral Service Information For Line Of Duty Death: Pinole Fire Captain Richard John Voisey

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The City of Pinole Fire Department and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 are saddened to announce the line of duty death of Pinole Fire Captain Richard Voisey. Richard Voisey served the City of Pinole as a firefighter for 35 years, rising in the ranks from volunteer firefighter to Fire Captain. Captain Richard Voisey, passed away surrounded by his family on March 4, 2015 at age 54, due to occupational brain cancer.  Richard Voisey was a loving husband, f...
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MAR
02

Press Release - East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Suppression Assessment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 2, 2015 CONTACT: Hugh Henderson, Fire Chief
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District 
(925) 240-2131 East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board Votes to Seek Property Owner Authorization of Fire Suppression Assessment OAKLEY—The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted Monday to seek property owner authorization of a Fire Suppression Assessment that will provide locally controlled funding to prevent further service reduction...
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JAN
30

PRESS RELEASE - PARTNERSHIP TO AID VICTIMS OF EMERGENCIES ANNOUNCED

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release PARTNERSHIP TO AID VICTIMS OF EMERGENCIES ANNOUNCED Fire Departments Will Now Provide Gift Cards To Families In Need Friday, January 30th, 2015 “For victims of fire or other natural disaster, the aftermath can be devastating. Fires and natural disasters not only wreak havoc on the emotional state of its victims, but also their financial state. Often left with just the clothes on their back, victims of fire or other natural dis...
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JAN
22

Public Open House at CCCFPD Station 11

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Clayton, CA –The Clayton community is invited to welcome back the crews of Station 11 with an open house held on Saturday, January 31, 2014 from 11am – 2pm. The event is being sponsored by the Clayton Business and Community Association, Republic Services and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1230. The event will kick off with the Fire District and local Scouts Honor Guards raising the flag, followed by short remarks from local elected and other officials, followed by the open...
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JAN
16

Reopening of CCCFPD Station 11 and Staffing of EMS Squad 1

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proud to announce that effective today (1/16/15) at 8:00 am the Fire District will restaff Fire Station 11 in Clayton and staff EMS Squad 1 from Station 1 in Walnut Creek. This expansion in their staffing with the addition of two operational units will greatly improve their response capacity to better serve the communities. After several years of service reductions which included the closing of five fire stations and de-staffing of two addition...
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JAN
15

Help Shane Become A Firefighter

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A message from Shane's mother regarding their situation and reason for this gofundme request: Hello everyone, and thank you so much for willing to help me and my son out with this personal favor. We are just looking for different social media places where we can share his story and the need for financial assistance, as our family goes through these trying times. I can’t even put into words how much this means to me, that you all even care enough to take time out of your busy schedules to talk ab...
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DEC
09

MAJOR STORM TO IMPACT AREA WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY

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The National Weather Service (NWS) San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area has issued an alert for a powerful storm system that will begin to spread rain into the North Bay by Wednesday afternoon and  spread south overnight. Heavy rain, possible thunderstorms, and strong winds are expected through Thursday evening across the entire area. Be prepared for possible widespread downed trees and power lines, urban and small stream flooding, possible flash flooding, and debris flows. Possibility of 1.5" -...
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DEC
03

Creek and Flood Channel Safety Information

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With the forecast for heavy rains over the next few days our normally calm creeks and channels can become full of swift moving water and debris without warning. Please stay out of the creeks and channels and  Stay Alive! We must take advantage of this opportunity to speak to our children and friends about the dangers of fast moving storm water and the almost certain fate that awaits anyone who goes into rain swollen creeks and channels. The flood control channels are part of our community’s...
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NOV
30

Sandbag Locations In Unincorporated Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is providing information on sandbags for the unincorporated areas of the County. Residents must provide their own shovel and transportation. Sand and the bags are available at: Richmond: West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond. Sandbags are cached on site in a container at the sand cradle located on the south side of the facility public parking area. Bay Point: Ambrose Recreation & Park Center — 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. ...
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NOV
25

Turkey Fryer Safety Information

As many of you prepare for a Thanksgiving meal please keep the following safety tips in mind if using a turkey fryer this year. Below is a video demonstrating the hazards of frying a turkey. Turkey fryer hazards: - Many units easily tip over, spilling the hot oil from the cooking pot. If the cooking pot is overfilled with oil, the oil may spill out of the unit when the turkey is placed into the cooking pot. Oil may hit the burner or flames, causing a fire to engulf the entire unit. - Partially f...
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NOV
24

Toys For Tots Program At Contra Costa County Fire District Stations

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It's that time of the year again. Every "Contra Costa County Fire District" Fire Station are now accepting new, unwrapped toys (new stuffed animals are allowed) for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Fire District Administration Office in Pleasant Hill off Geary Rd. will also be collecting donated toys. Toys will be accepted at fire stations through December 18th, 2014, after which time any donations will need to be brought to the Concord Marine Corps. location...
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NOV
11

Veteran's Day 2014

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On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members who have proudly protected our country & served honorably. Thank you for your service to our Country!
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NOV
10

Thank You For Your Donations Today in Antioch

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Firefighters from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were out in Antioch today helping raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Throughout the year the agencies that comprise the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County volunteer their time by standing at street corners & intersections in different cities to collect donations from drivers. Every dollar collected is given to the MDA to help fund research, provide community services and educate the...
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OCT
22

Contra Costa Regional Fire Comms Center Upgrades New 9-1-1 Telephone System

The Contra Costa Regional Fire Communications Center (CCRFCC) in Pleasant Hill reports the installation of a new telephone system that will aid in improved services to its’ customers. “The need to decrease response times by reducing (9-1 -1) call processing times and the need to improve current technology gave us the opportunity to upgrade our existing equipment to a system that can meet the demands of our growing community. NG9-1-1 technology has provided those tools for us.” Read more
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SEP
30

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Local Firefighters in PINK

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October has been declared by Congress to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to support the American Cancer Society and bring awareness to our communities, for the Month of October, you may see many of your local firefighters wearing PINK T-shirts. Contra Costa County Fire , Moraga-Orinda Fire , El-Cerrito/Kensington Fire , East Contra Costa Fire and Rodeo-Hercules Fire have adopted similar programs each with the intent of bringing awareness to this cancer that can can affect bot...
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SEP
25

Reopening of Fire Station 75 in Rodeo - PRESS RELEASE

RODEO HERCULES FIRE DISTRICT  MEDIA RELEASE DATE:  October 1, 2014 TIME:  11:00 AM TYPE OF EVENT:  Reopening of Fire Station 75 in Rodeo LOCATION:  Fire Station 75 Rodeo, 326 Third Street, Rodeo, CA. TOTAL FIRE PERSONNEL PROMOTING/GRADUATING:  13 GENERAL INFORMATION: On October 1, 2014 the Rodeo Hercules Fire District is proud to announce the following promotions/appointments of 13 personnel. Two (2) of our members have promoted to the rank of fire captain, three (3...
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SEP
22

2014 Bikes for Tykes Golf Tournament Cancelled

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The 2014 Bikes for Tykes Golf Tournament is cancelled. To those that have RSVP'd for the charity tournament we would like to apologize and regret we had to cancel the tournament this year. Please stay tuned for upcoming events. We look forward to your support. - Paolo and Chris
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SEP
03

THE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO HALT THE BALLOT ASSESSMENT PROCESS

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release THE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO HALT THE BALLOT ASSESSMENT PROCESS Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Board of Directors voted unanimously to halt the “benefit assessment” process that had been initiated in an effort to obtain additional revenue for the cash strapped District. This assessment, if passed would bring approx...
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AUG
29

CCCFPD Fire Academy 46 Graduation

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Congratulations to the 17 recruit firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Academy #46 who will graduate this morning in Concord. Some of these new recruits will be working on your neighborhood fire engine starting tomorrow morning! Best of luck to them during their probation assignments.
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AUG
24

Overview Of The 9-1-1 Emergency Fire Response Measure For East Contra Costa Fire District

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A federal grant that keeps two of our local fire stations open is set to expire in November and cannot be renewed or extended. Unless new revenue is secured now, two local fire stations must close permanently and 18 firefighter/EMT positions will be eliminated. This would leave 250 square miles and over 100,000 residents in East County with just three fire stations and nine on-duty firefighter/EMTs to keep us safe. If two more fire stations close this year and we lose 40% of the firefighter/EMTs...
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AUG
24

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

Are you prepared for an earthquake? Do you know how to survive an earthquake? Have you assembled a mini-survival kit for your home or car? Has your family or co-workers planned for an earthquake? These answers and more can be found on the following earthquake preparedness informational website by FEMA.gov. Please take a moment to browse and prepare yourself, your family, and your workplace for the next earthquake. http://www.fema.gov/earthquake
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AUG
20

Fundraiser Benefiting East County Little League Challenger Division

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Join your local firefighters & Buffalo Wild Wings to raise $$$$ for local young athletes with disabilities from the East County Little League Challenger Division . Fundraiser takes place at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, September 4th from 4—9 pm. 6051 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA Stay and watch the football games & meet Gorilla Rilla. Wing Eating Contest & Prizes Too! Background - The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys...
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AUG
01

Back to School Safety Tips

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With summer coming to an end Safe Kids USA reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school. Safe Kids USA recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all...
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JUL
31

July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day - Help Spread the Word

Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk – the death toll this summer has already reached 18. July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Safe Kids is working to get the message out about the dangers of heatstroke and how to prevent these tragedies from occurring. We can prevent heatstroke with your help. - See mor...
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JUL
21

President Wells' Speech From Annual CCCFPD Memorial Service

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To those that were not in attendance at today's memorial service in Concord at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Training Division, we would like to share President Wells' speech: On behalf of the members of Local 1230 I wou ld like to thank you for coming to this memorial service to join us as we remember our fallen firefighters. I would like to extend a special thanks to the Local 1230 Honor Guard for their participation in this service and for the many other services they provi...
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JUL
09

CCCFPD News This Week - July 10th, 2014

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proudly hosting a certification training event all week for the John Muir Health Child Safety Coalition. The Coalition is a group of local public safety agencies, police & fire departments , non-profits, and other organizations committed to providing services for child passenger safety and inspects c!hild safety seats. Year after year studies have shown that nearly 3 out of every 4 child safety seats are not installed correctly or are being...
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