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Contra Costa County Fire Chief Daryl Louder Sets Out Fire Station Shutdown Plan

Contra Costa County Fire Chief Daryl Louder sets out fire station shutdown plan. Fire Chief said the reductions have consequences.

"Losing 10 of its 28 stations will lead to longer response times, more fire damage, greater chance of injury or death for emergency patients, and reduced participation in the regional and state mutual aid system," he predicted.

"Fire service cutbacks will also impact the county's ambulance service," Emergency Medical Services Director Patricia Frost told county supervisors Tuesday.

Measure Q is on the November 6th County ballot.

Contra Costa Times Article - 10/24/12