OCT
09

Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2013

It's Fire Prevention Week! This year's theme is all about kitchen fire safety - did you know that kitchen and cooking related fires account for the largest percentage of residential fires in the Contra Costa County Fire District? Here are some other facts about cooking related fires nationwide: •Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen. •Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires. •Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking...
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OCT
01

Contra Costa County Firefighters Going PINK for October!

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For the third 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 225,000 new cases each year and over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,050 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 400 of them will die. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. Starting on Monday, October 7th for two w...
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MAY
02

CCCFPD Firefighter/Paramedic Describing Impact of Calls With Children

Up2U is a powerful high school student assembly, using real-life scenarios and live presentations to impart the far-reaching consequences of drug and alcohol abuse to teens, and the importance of choice in their lives. The professionally produced program outlines the dangers and choices open to teens, and the physical and emotional impact that their decision-making has, not only on themselves, but on others around them, whether peers, family, professionals or others. The high-impact one-hour eve...
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NOV
02

Thank You To All Who Helped Us Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

The month of October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 teamed up with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to participate in the "Passionately Pink for the Cure." Firefighters from Local 1230 raised over $3300 for this cause by purchasing and selling "Pink" tee shirts. The tee shirts were worn throughout the month of October all over Contra Costa County. Firefighters were seen on structure fires, ...
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