SEP
27

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the fifth 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 233,000 new cases each year and over 40,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,400 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Cos...
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MAY
03

Bay Area Firefighters Rally to Aid Cancer-Stricken Vacaville Girl

VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTVU) – Firefighters from across the Bay Area are rallying to aid a young Vacaville girl who has a bright smile and a tough fight ahead. Miley McCrary, a 6-year-old who sometimes just goes by Smiley Miley, has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that is threatening to take her arm. Miley's dad is a firefighter in Oakland and when he asked for a few days off after her diagnosis, the response from his fellow firefighters was overwhelming. http://wn.ktvu.com/clip/114...
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MAR
04

Passing of Retired Pinole Fire Captain Rich Voisey

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March 4, 2015 Friends and Community Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you that Pinole Fire Captain and retired Local 1230 Vice President Rich Voisey, passed away this morning after a two year battle with occupational brain cancer which forced him to cut his career short. Rich passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family. Rich is well known to the citizens of Pinole; having been a lifelong citizen and servant of the city for the majority of his life. Rich raised his family...
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JAN
25

Meal Train Established For One of Our Own Who's Battling Cancer

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TakeThemAMeal.com has established a meal train/meal schedule on behalf of retired Pinole Fire Captain Rich Voisey and his family. Rich is a retired Pinole Fire Captain as well as a previous Vice President of our organization. He has been battling cancer for quite some time and has recently been put in the care of hospice. The Voisey family has requested assistance with dinners. This will allow them to spend more time with Rich during his final days. We would like to aim for 3 dinners a week. The...
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SEP
30

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Local Firefighters in PINK

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October has been declared by Congress to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to support the American Cancer Society and bring awareness to our communities, for the Month of October, you may see many of your local firefighters wearing PINK T-shirts. Contra Costa County Fire , Moraga-Orinda Fire , El-Cerrito/Kensington Fire , East Contra Costa Fire and Rodeo-Hercules Fire have adopted similar programs each with the intent of bringing awareness to this cancer that can can affect bot...
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MAR
27

"Squish Out Cancer" Fundraiser

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The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, on behalf of the East Contra Costa Firefighters would like to thank the community for its generous support of our "Squish Out Cancer" Pancake Fundraiser that was held at Fire Station 93, in Oakley on Saturday morning, March 22nd, 2014. We were humbled to have the opportunity to serve over 500 pancakes breakfasts in support of 3 year old, Quentin "Squish" Rios as he battles brain cancer. In partnership with participants we w...
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MAR
09

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for 3 Year Old Battling Brain Cancer

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Come down to ECCFPD Station #93 and have some delicious pancakes. This event is a fundraiser for 3 year old Quentin "Squish" Rios of Oakley who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. When: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 900 am Where: ECCFPD Station #93, 530 O'Hara Ave, Oakley Cost: $5/person - all proceeds go to the Rios Family!
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JAN
07

Ride For Rich - Fundraiser Bicycle Ride To Support Cancer Treatment

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One of our brothers, Pinole Fire Captain Rich, was diagnosed with brain cancer this past Thanksgiving and we want to raise enough funds for him to get the proper medical treatment. Rich has been a part of the Pinole Fire Department for over 28 years! He is the biggest Raider fan we know, has been a season ticket holder for over 25 years, can probably name the entire 2013-2014 roster, but most of all he is a great friend, neighbor, husband, and father. On March 8th, 2014 a fundraiser bicycle ride...
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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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AUG
15

Line of Duty Death Notification: San Jose Captain Jose Martinez


San Jose Firefighters, is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of Captain Jose Martinez. Captain Jose Martinez, passed away on August 10th, 2012 after a couple of months of being diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer (Synovial Sarcoma). Captain Jose Martinez was 41. He is survived by his wife Melissa, son Jonah Miguel, 8 yrs old, and twin girls Sofia Maria and Olivia Eleanor, just 3 weeks old. An account has been established at the San Jose Credit Union for the Martinez family....
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JUN
13

Line of Duty Death Notice from the IAFF - William L. West


Line of Duty Death Notice from the IAFF - William L. West Local: 1230 Location: Contra Costa County, CA It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter/Engineer William L. West of IAFF Local 1230 - Contra Costa County, California. Brother West, 56, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 from occupational cancer. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Golden Hills Community Church of Brentwood, 2401 Shady Willow Lane...
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JUN
11

LODD Notice - East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Engineer William West


The following message was delivered to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District from the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 President, Vince Wells: On behalf of all your brothers and sisters in Local 1230, we offer our condolences and support for the loss of Brother Willie West. Local 1230 has lost a member in “good standing” who has always been there for the fight, no matter what the issue was. As of this early morning, Willie’s fight is over. He has s...
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AUG
15

Help Raise Money To Combat Childhood Cancer with East Contra Costa Firefighters


The East Contra Costa Firefighters have organized their second annual St. Baldricks event to raise money to combat childhood cancer. Each year, the members of ECCFPD shave their heads for donations to the St. Baldrick's charity. This charity holds over 1000 volunteer driven charity events a year and has raised over $26 million this year alone. All the money raised goes to support finding cures for childhood cancers. This year's event will take place on Aug. 26th at 10 am at the Delta Crossfit Gy...
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