[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_-PCqwiMK4&w=560&h=315]“You Can Help Improve Our Fire Services” It is a fact: public safety is critical to the quality of life we all expect for our families. It is also a fact that the level of fire and medical services in East Contra Costa County is unacceptable. The time it takes to travel from a fire station to a public safety emergency in the district is more than twice as long as it should be – currently around 10 minutes. If you have ever ...
United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press ReleaseEAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FAILS TO PASS The Future of The Fire District Takes a Dangerous Turn for the Worse Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 Oakley, Ca The future of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District took a dangerous turn for the worse today as the proposed Benefit Assessment that would have brought in over 4 million dollars to the cash strapped District failed to receive the support n...
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...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 2, 2015 CONTACT: Hugh Henderson, Fire Chief East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (925) 240-2131 East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board Votes to Seek Property Owner Authorization of Fire Suppression Assessment OAKLEY—The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted Monday to seek property owner authorization of a Fire Suppression Assessment that will provide locally controlled funding to prevent further service reduction...
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...
Firefighters and Family of Firefighters who live within the jurisdiction of the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, we need your help!!!!!!!! Firefighters and family of firefighters, I am Vince Wells, President of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230. The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which provides fire protection, and emergency response to you and your families, is heading for a financial crisis. The financial crisis could ...