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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DEC
12

CCCFPD Fire Station Closures

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December 11th, 2012Shortly after 7pm the Board of Directors voted unanimously 5-0 with recommendation from the Fire Chief, Daryl Louder, to close four (4) fire stations effective January 15th, 2013. The Fire District presented additional information and analysis regarding the four fire stations identified for closure. Additional information was provided by staff from County EMS staff and American Medical Response regarding the effects on emergency medical first response should the stations close...
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OCT
06

The Importance Of Measure Q and the Partnership Between Fire and EMS


Why is this Ballot Measure so Important: The Fire Agencies are our (American Medical Response Ambulance) partners and need help to get the Measure passed to ensure current FD stations remain open and adequate FD personnel levels are maintained. In addition to contractual compliance metrics, AMR measures our EMS system success on community/patient outcomes. These are achieved through collaborative efforts with response times, joint treatment skills/intervention and rapid transport. Together we ac...
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SEP
26

Why Do We Send A Fire Engine To A Medical Emergency?


Many people haven’t thought of what to expect when they dial 911. If they have, they may figure that a call for help means that someone will show up relatively quickly and deal with their problem. If someone were to ask you why you would call 911 you would list a handful of situations. At the top of that list would likely be a medical emergency, fire, burglar and the like. But do you give much thought to who shows up or how they get there and who decided that is the best way to respond to your e...
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AUG
05

The Relationship Of Fire Department First Response To Emergency Medical Services (EMS)


Fire services play a vital role in providing an engine "first response" to 9-1-1 medical emergencies. In some areas (Moraga-Orinda and San Ramon Valley) fire services also provide emergency ambulance response. In other areas of Contra Costa County, emergency ambulance response to 9-1-1 calls is provided by a private company, American Medical Response (AMR). With significant budgetary pressures currently affecting nearly all public sector entities, Contra Costa County has already been impacted by...
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