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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OCT
24

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 supervi...
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JUN
14

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Public Workshop On Tax Measure


The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will hold a public workshop to discuss the recommended revenue measure on the November ballot. If supported, the additional revenue would be utilized to maintain critical fire and EMS service delivery levels as the Fire District continues to evaluate new models of public safety and create further efficiencies in service delivery. The public workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 26th at 130 pm in the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Cha...
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JUN
05

Get Out and Vote for Measure S / Afterwards Celebration in Brentwood

Have you voted yet? Your vote could mean the difference in this election. You can help ensure we have the fire and emergency service we need. Make sure you get to the polls before 8 pm tonight. If you still have a mail ballot, you can drop it at any poll site before 8 pm. If you have any questions, contact the Contra Costa Elections Department at (925) 335-7800 or www.cocovote.us. After you vote, join us to celebrate! We are gathering tonight at Grazie Grill at 2505 Sand Creek Road in ...
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JUN
04

Get Out The Vote!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th is Election Day. Please take a moment to vote if you haven't mailed in your absentee ballot yet. There are many important local and state ballot measures as well as seats in Congress and the State Legislature that need your vote!
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MAY
31

The League of Women Voters has endorsed Measure S

The League of Women Voters has endorsed Measure S! Here is their recent announcement: “The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley endorses Measure S, the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District parcel tax. Measure S preserves existing emergency services, adds paramedic services, and prevents the closure of up to 3 additional fire stations and layoffs of up to half of existing firefighters. It enacts a parcel tax of $197 per year on each parcel in the district, with an annual cost of l...
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MAY
29

There Is Just One Week Until Election Day

Dear Friends, There is just one week until Election Day and we need your help now more than ever. We have the momentum on our side. Just last week, the Brentwood, Oakley, and Discovery Bay Press endorsed Measure S, saying: "...far East County is no longer a Bay Area backwater, and we deserve and want the same level of modern fire service provided other suburbanized areas and established as the industry standard by the National Fire Prevention Association: three firefighters per engine, one of wh...
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APR
03

Frequent Comments and Questions Answered Showing Why You Should Vote Yes On Measure S

#1 - This tax will just pay for exorbitant benefits for firefighters, so they can retire early with big pension payouts. Our firefighters risk their lives for us every day by running into burning buildings while the rest of us run out. Despite that, East Contra Costa County firefighters do not receive disproportionately large benefits or pensions. When contracts are negotiated, the average salaries of similarly sized jurisdictions are brought to the table for consideration. Despite this process,...
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