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!
Statement issued on May 15th, 2012 from California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Measure S:“As California’s Insurance Commissioner, I am concerned that the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is facing serious budget shortfalls that could significantly impact your homeowners insurance rates.Measure S on the June 5th ballot will protect your current fire protection service. Most insurance companies use a Public Protection Classification program that evaluates key areas of fire...
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Be prepared for road closures/delays Tuesday afternoon in Walnut Creek, Concord & Clayton for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. Riders and support vehicles will descend Mt. Diablo and enter Walnut Creek around 1:15. Stage 3 tour map linked below http://wpc.0ad2.edgecastcdn.net/000AD2/atoc/2012/2012AToCStage3Mapv2.pdf
With Wildfire Awareness Week behind us, stay prepared & educate yourself on steps to prepare for wildfire before it happens. Wildfires are a natural, periodic occurrence in California. In an average year, wildfires burn 900,000 acres of California’s timber and grasslands. In 2007, one of the most severe fire years in state history, nearly 4,000 homes and numerous lives were lost. http://bit.ly/bCLXTC LINK to California Governor Brown Proclamation for Wildfire Awareness Week - May 6-12, 2012
Honoring the memories of our fallen brothers and sisters is a central part of the unshakable bond we all share as firefighters. When one of our brothers or sisters falls in the line of duty, their family becomes our family. But for the children of fallen firefighters, the loss of a parent steals more than just a loving embrace. Often, losing a parent can steal a child's dreams for the future. The California Fire Foundation was created by California Professional Firefighters, in part, to keep the...