United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press ReleaseTHE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO HALT THE BALLOT ASSESSMENT PROCESSWednesday, September 3rd, 2014The 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 approxima...
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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