JUN
26

CCCFPD Fire Academy #53 Graduation Announcement

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the graduation of Academy #53CONTRA COSTA COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTAcademy #53Graduation CeremonyFriday, June 28, 2019at 5 p.m.Lesher Center for the Arts1601 Civic DriveWalnut Creek, CaliforniaCongratulations all and welcome to the Fire District!
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FEB
11

CCCFPD Academy #52 Graduation Ceremony

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the graduation of Academy #52. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTAcademy #52 Graduation CeremonyThursday, February 14, 2019, 5 p.m.Lesher Center for the Arts1601 Civic DriveWalnut Creek, CACongratulations and welcome to our fire family!- photo credit Dan Dineen
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NOV
17

Celebration of Life for Rodney Bruce, Retired CCCFPD Captain

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Rodney Bruce was born on March 23, 1953 and died of a sudden heart attack on November 8, 2018 while doing one of his favorite past times as a retiree; hanging out with friends.  Rodney better know as “Rod” was a resident of Brentwood Ca when he passed but was a long standing resident of Martinez, California. Rod graduated from Alhambra High School and began a career with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District shortly after in 1976.  Rod promoted through the ranks spending over 20...
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SEP
14

Requesting Public Help with Information

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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is investigating an uptick in fires in and around Antioch over past years. Investigators are requesting public help with information, including surveillance cam footage, regarding fires in the area. Please call the arson tip line at 866-50-ARSON with any information.
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SEP
07

LODD: Contra Costa County Fire Captain Peter Aliotti

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Firefighters, Local 1230 are saddened to announce the passing of one of their own in the line of duty.  Retired Contra Costa Fire Captain Peter Anthony Aliotti passed away on August 28, 2018 at the age of 62.Brother Aliotti had a successful career as a Contra Costa County firefighter, rising to the rank of captain before his retirement in 2012. He worked at many stations but mainly in Concord, ...
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FEB
20

Announcement of CCCFPD Fire Academy #51 Graduation

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proud to announce the graduation of Academy #51.24 recruits will graduate this Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at the ceremony in Antioch.The recruits will then be placed with fire companies throughout the Fire District and begin their probation and careers with Contra Costa County Fire.Congratulations and welcome to our family!Ceremony begins at 10:00 amEl Campanil Theatre602 West 2nd StreetAntioch, CA  
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JUL
27

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2017

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JUL
26

Michele Drive 10 Year Anniversary

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July 21, 2017 marked the ten year anniversary of the Michelle Drive fire that claimed the lives of Captain Matt Burton and Engineer Scott Desmond from Contra Costa Fire, as well as the lives of the two elderly residents of the structure.After the fire, an investigative report was undertaken by the district to identify the conditions that led to the deaths of the two firefighters. After ten years, the District has compiled a new report, analyzing the 115 recommendations made in the original repor...
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APR
24

Action at the State Capitol - Dangers of Butane Honey Oil Fire Explosions


This past month Contra Costa County Fire Arson Investigator Victor Masenkoff spoke at the State Capitol on the dangers of butane honey oil fire explosions and the process employed to produce it. California's first responders and the citizens they protect are in danger with this increasingly popular drug manufacturing process.
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APR
10

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.Thank you to all of our dispatchers who work with us in t...
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FEB
17

CCCFPD Academy 50 Highlight Video


 A glimpse into the experience of a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire academy, with Academy 50.
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NOV
19

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Open House October 29, 2016


Highlight video from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Open House in Concord on October 29th, 2016
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SEP
26

Joint Venture with the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office

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In 2015 the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District began a partnership with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to provide an increased level of service for the Sheriff's Air Support Unit (ASU), using their two helicopters, STARR 1 & STARR 3. This partnership has provided an enhanced cability of their helicopters, while providing a broadened scope of service throughout Contra Costa County. During daylight operations, a CCCFPD Fire Captain/Paramedic is added to the helicopter ...
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SEP
15

Fire Investigations 101 (FIU)

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) is a full service investigative group providing around the clock coverage 365 days a year. The investigation unit currently deploys 3 full time shift investigators working a 48/96 hour schedule that mirrors the firefighters.  This new program was put in place to not only serve the communities better but to provide more efficient expertise to our operations division.  Between the three dedicated investigato...
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SEP
08

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Clayton

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Contra Costa County Fire will be holding a ceremony to mark the 15-year anniversary of Sept 11th this Sunday at 10:00am.The community is invited to attend. Seating is limited to disabled and elderly.The ceremony will be held on the front ramp of Contra Costa County Fire Station 11, located at 6500 Center Street, Clayton.The 30-minute ceremony will include posting of the colors on the flag pole by the United Professional Fire Fighters Local 1230 honor guard.There will also be a special final alar...
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SEP
03

Learn About Our Dispatch Center

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CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL FIRE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (CCRFCC)The Contra Costa Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center, also known as CCRFCC, is staffed with 18 full time dispatchers on 24 hour shifts and handles around 160,000 calls per year, including 65,000 911 calls.  The CCRFCC dispatches calls for 7 fire agencies including Contra Costa County, Rodeo/Hercules, Pinole, Crockett, Moraga/Orinda, East Contra Costa and unincorporated Richmond, San Pablo and El Cerrito.  The CCRFCC is also t...
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AUG
30

9/11 Memorial Flags at Station 11 in Clayton

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Every year firefighters from Station 11 in Clayton, both current and retired, help place these flags to honor and pay tribute to the fallen firefighters on September 11th, 2001. In all, 343 flags are placed to remember those firefighters lost that tragic day in 2001.Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family members of the civilians and law enforcement officers that died as a result of the cowardly acts of those terrorists who attacked our country. On behalf of the United Professional ...
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MAY
18

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Academy #49 in Video

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MAR
31

Local Firefighters Proud To Announce Camouflage Shirt Campaign To Support Veterans in Their Community

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United Professional Firefighters Of Contra Costa County Press ReleaseLocal Firefighters Proud To Announce Camouflage Shirt Campaign To Support Veterans in Their Community Thursday, March 31st, 2016 Martinez, CA The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 are proud to wear camouflage shirts throughout the year in support of the Veterans of our community. All agencies including East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Rode...
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FEB
10

Camouflage Shirt Campaign for Veterans

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Your United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County have started a camouflage shirt campaign to support local veteran organizations. Throughout the year you will see personnel from Contra Costa Fire, East Contra Costa Fire, Moraga-Orinda Fire, Rodeo-Hercules, Pinole, and El Cerrito Fire wearing their camouflage shirts. These shirts will be sold for $25 each and can be purchased by members of the public on our website or at our office in Martinez, located at 112 Blue Ridge Dr.  Our ...
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DEC
03

Toys for Tots Program Accepting Toys Now Through December 18th, 2015

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Your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire stations and Administration Office in Pleasant Hill are once again collecting new, unwrapped toys, and stuffed animals. These toys are collected by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for their Toys for Tots program and then distributed to children in the area. Donations are now being accepted and will continue through December 18th. Late donations after December 18th can be made at the Concord Marine Corps location (see address listed...
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AUG
28

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District & American Medical Response Form The 'Alliance'

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9HDcVDDT8w&w=560&h=315] The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is getting innovative with the way it does business and serves its community. It's recently teamed up with the Sheriff's office in providing Air Operations and more recently, CCCFPD partnered with AMR ambulance to provide pre-hospital care. This 'Alliance' assures the right resources are being dispatched at the right time and in a cost effective way.
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JUL
20

Brothers Matt & Scott Tribute

July 21st is a solemn date for the members of Contra Costa Professional Firefighters Local 1230. It is the day we remember our brothers Matt Burton and Scott Desmond. On this date in 2007 Matt and Scott were killed in a residential structure fire in San Pablo. There is not a day that goes by that we don't remember our brothers. The following video is a tribute that was shown at their memorial in 2007. We ask that you watch and remember with us the lives and memories of our co workers, friends an...
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JUL
01

PRESS RELEASE

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Collaborative Effort with Fire District Reopens Previously De-Staffed Fire Engine in Concord Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Concord, CA The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County are proud to announce the reopening of previously de-staffed Engine 6 from the Downtown Concord Fire Station.  Engine 6 has been de-staffed since May of 2012, so the reopening of this unit is providing much relief during an extremely intense fire season and anticipated high heat throughout the summer.&nbs...
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JUN
23

Firefighter Helping Others Off Duty

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Daniel Andrade, a local firefighter who recently graduated from the Contra Costa County Fire Academy is helping his community in more ways than one. In December, Daniel and 14 other fire academy recruits signed up for the “Be The Match” bone marrow registry where volunteers are placed in a donor registry in hopes that their bone marrow can be matched up to someone who has been diagnosed with life threatening blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. According to the National Bone Marrow Progr...
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JUN
18

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Pool Safety Council Presents "June Pool Day"

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Tomorrow, Friday, June 19th, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park 147 Gregory Ln Pleasant Hill, CA Water Safety First! Learn about pool safety from local lifeguards, paramedics, firefighters and medical flight crews! Pools and spray grounds will be open for public swimming, lifeguard demonstrations and more! FREE ADMISSION
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MAY
30

MDA Fill The Boot Fundraising Information 2015


Members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County, will kick off the firefighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign by fanning out across the county with boots in hand. For this year’s Fill the Boot, members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County are making an effort to raise $100,000 over the course of two days to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission here in the Bay Area. Members will be out at the locations listed below on...
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MAR
13

Job Announcement For FIREFIGHTER – RECRUIT and FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC RECRUIT

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ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is seeking enthusiastic women and men interested in establishing a challenging career in the fire service. Firefighters and Firefighter - Paramedics employed by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District engage directly in firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster responses, fire prevention, public education, and community service. No prior firefighting experien...
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JAN
30

PRESS RELEASE - PARTNERSHIP TO AID VICTIMS OF EMERGENCIES ANNOUNCED

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release PARTNERSHIP TO AID VICTIMS OF EMERGENCIES ANNOUNCEDFire Departments Will Now Provide Gift Cards To Families In Need Friday, January 30th, 2015 “For victims of fire or other natural disaster, the aftermath can be devastating. Fires and natural disasters not only wreak havoc on the emotional state of its victims, but also their financial state. Often left with just the clothes on their back, victims of fire or other natural disa...
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JAN
22

Public Open House at CCCFPD Station 11

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Clayton, CA –The Clayton community is invited to welcome back the crews of Station 11 with an open house held on Saturday, January 31, 2014 from 11am – 2pm. The event is being sponsored by the Clayton Business and Community Association, Republic Services and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1230. The event will kick off with the Fire District and local Scouts Honor Guards raising the flag, followed by short remarks from local elected and other officials, followed by the open...
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JAN
16

Reopening of CCCFPD Station 11 and Staffing of EMS Squad 1

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proud to announce that effective today (1/16/15) at 8:00 am the Fire District will restaff Fire Station 11 in Clayton and staff EMS Squad 1 from Station 1 in Walnut Creek.This expansion in their staffing with the addition of two operational units will greatly improve their response capacity to better serve the communities.After several years of service reductions which included the closing of five fire stations and de-staffing of two additional...
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NOV
24

Toys For Tots Program At Contra Costa County Fire District Stations

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It's that time of the year again. Every "Contra Costa County Fire District" Fire Station are now accepting new, unwrapped toys (new stuffed animals are allowed) for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Fire District Administration Office in Pleasant Hill off Geary Rd. will also be collecting donated toys. Toys will be accepted at fire stations through December 18th, 2014, after which time any donations will need to be brought to the Concord Marine Corps. location...
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NOV
10

Thank You For Your Donations Today in Antioch

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Firefighters from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were out in Antioch today helping raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Throughout the year the agencies that comprise the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County volunteer their time by standing at street corners & intersections in different cities to collect donations from drivers. Every dollar collected is given to the MDA to help fund research, provide community services and educate the...
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OCT
22

Contra Costa Regional Fire Comms Center Upgrades New 9-1-1 Telephone System

The Contra Costa Regional Fire Communications Center (CCRFCC) in Pleasant Hill reports the installation of a new telephone system that will aid in improved services to its’ customers.“The need to decrease response times by reducing (9-1-1) call processing times and the need to improve current technology gave us the opportunity to upgrade our existing equipment to a system that can meet the demands of our growing community. NG9-1-1 technology has provided those tools for us.”Read more
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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 both m...
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SEP
22

2014 Bikes for Tykes Golf Tournament Cancelled

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The 2014 Bikes for Tykes Golf Tournament is cancelled. To those that have RSVP'd for the charity tournament we would like to apologize and regret we had to cancel the tournament this year. Please stay tuned for upcoming events. We look forward to your support. - Paolo and Chris
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AUG
29

CCCFPD Fire Academy 46 Graduation

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Congratulations to the 17 recruit firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Academy #46 who will graduate this morning in Concord. Some of these new recruits will be working on your neighborhood fire engine starting tomorrow morning! Best of luck to them during their probation assignments.
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JUL
21

President Wells' Speech From Annual CCCFPD Memorial Service

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To those that were not in attendance at today's memorial service in Concord at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Training Division, we would like to share President Wells' speech: On behalf of the members of Local 1230 I would like to thank you for coming to this memorial service to join us as we remember our fallen firefighters. I would like to extend a special thanks to the Local 1230 Honor Guard for their participation in this service and for the many other services they provid...
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JUL
09

CCCFPD News This Week - July 10th, 2014

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proudly hosting a certification training event all week for the John Muir Health Child Safety Coalition. The Coalition is a group of local public safety agencies, police & fire departments, non-profits, and other organizations committed to providing services for child passenger safety and inspects c!hild safety seats. Year after year studies have shown that nearly 3 out of every 4 child safety seats are not installed correctly or are being ...
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JUL
07

FREE Child Car Seat Checkup Event July 10th 2014 - Concord

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be host to a Child Car Seat Checkup Event this Thursday, July 10th from 2-4 pm. Address: CCCFPD Training Center, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord This Checkup Event is open to the public where parents and caregivers can have their child car seat inspected. Appointments must be made prior to the event; sorry no drop-ins will be allowed. New technicians will be getting certified along side experienced members of the John Muir Health Child Safety ...
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JUN
28

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County*

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Investigator Vic Massenkoff speaks on camera (link below) about the dangers of illegal fireworks and how common they have become in the County each Fourth of July. http://www.tout.com/m/uve6dd As a reminder, the sale, possession, or discharge of fireworks, including sparklers and other so-called "safe & sane" fireworks is illegal in Contra Costa County, and constitutes a misdemeanor and is a violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance Sec...
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JUN
21

First Official Day of Summer Makes for a Busy Day for Firefighters

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As the first official day of summer comes to a close, firefighters throughout the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District continue to brace for a long and busy summer. With resources in the CCCFPD still stretched dangerously thin, as 7 of their 30 fire companies have been de-staffed or experienced station closures, crews from all over the district were kept hazardously busy. Shortly before 2 pm (1:44) a grass fire in El Sobrante initially began as a small ¼ acre incident but quickly grew ex...
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APR
28

CCCFPD Lateral Job Announcements for Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) has established a lateral entry recruitment program for skilled Firefighters and Firefighter-Paramedics.Deadline is this Friday, May 2nd at 5:00 pm.Read announcements for details:Lateral FirefighterLateral Firefighter-Paramedic
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APR
11

Napa, CA: Death of child in crash leads to parents to get carseats checked - KTVU news story

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APR
05

Unattended Stove Top Fire Causes Fire in Bay Point, CA

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Bay Point, CA -- A fire this afternoon in Bay Point could have been prevented:CCCFPD fire crews responded to a house fire that began as an unattended stove top fire. The fire on Seaview Drive in Bay Point caused significant damage to the single family home.The best way to prevent a fire from happening in the kitchen is to never leave food unattended while cooking, even if you leave for just a few seconds. Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a fire. According to the USFA/FEMA, unatt...
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MAR
30

Contra Costa Firefighter Headed To Boston To Pay Respects

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Contra Costa County Fire District Engineer and Honor Guard Member Jason Conner will be traveling to Boston tomorrow, Monday, March 31st to represent Local 1230 Firefighters and pay respects to Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy who lost their lives in a 9 alarm structure fire last week in Boston. In 2007 when we lost two of our own firefighters in a fatal residential structure fire in San Pablo, several members of the Boston Fire Department attended our services at the Concord Pavi...
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JAN
11

CCCFPD Car Seat Inspection Event - January 30th, 2014

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting a car seat inspection event on Thursday, January 30th from 0930-1230. The event will be located at the CCCFPD Training Division at 2945 Treat Blvd, Concord, 94518. The event is open to the public but an appointment must be made. Space is limited so call early to reserve a spot. The make an appointment or for more information call the CCCFPD Child Passenger Safety Program hotline at (925)941-3326 or email at [email protected]
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JAN
07

Humanity At Its Finest...

While shopping for food at Safeway today in Concord (1/7/14), a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Crew were called to a medical emergency. The fire crew had to leave their groceries at the check stand and go. The fire crew subsequently responded to 2 more medical emergencies after that. When they returned to the grocery store to get their food for the shift, the clerk had already bagged their food and said the lady in line behind them already paid for their food today.Thank you t...
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DEC
13

ANTIOCH HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES RESIDENTS

At 11:27 PM last night on December 12th crews from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a structure fire at 405 Minner Ave in Antioch. Upon arrival the first engine found a fully involved travel trailer on the side of the house. Fire had also extended into the attic of the adjacent home as well as a fence on the side yard. All of the occupants made it safely out of the house and subsequent searches found nobody inside either the house or the trailer. The fire...
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NOV
30

Let's Eat Out! Old Spaghetti Factory Fundraiser In Concord

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Join us at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Concord on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 from 5:00 pm to close as YOUR local firefighters will be serving YOU! The Old Spaghetti Factory will be donating 15% of your dinner bill when you present the attached flyer to our "Bikes for Tykes" charity program. Firefighters will be working with the restaurant staff and helping make this charity event a success! Your Contra Costa County Firefighters have raised and donated money and items to support our organizati...
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NOV
06

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Toy Drive

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It's that time of year! All Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Stations and Administrative Office in Pleasant Hill have begun collecting new, unwrapped toys and toys in the original packaging (new stuffed animals are allowed) for their annual Toys For Tots campaign. All donated toys are picked up by the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in Concord and distributed to children. Toys can be dropped off at any of the CCCFPD Stations through December 22nd. After 12/22 residents can take ...
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OCT
30

REMINDER - Change Your Clocks and Check Smoke Detectors

REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning so remember to change your clocks back before you go to bed. As a reminder each year, we encourage you to check your smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries. These two devices have shown over and over and many times this past year in Contra Costa County that they save lives! The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District offers a free smoke detector program if you meet certain qualifications. If you are: 60 y...
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OCT
12

3rd Annual CCCFPD Car Seat Event, Monday October 14th, 2013


  Nationally, statistics show that 3 out of 4 car seats are not properly used or installed correctly! Take the time to ensure your child is safe and that their car seat is installed the correct way. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting their 3rd Annual Car Seat Inspection Event on Monday, October 14th, 2013 from 1000 am to 1200 noon. The event is free to the public and will be located at the Fire District Training Division, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord, 94518. No ap...
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OCT
09

Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2013

It's Fire Prevention Week! This year's theme is all about kitchen fire safety - did you know that kitchen and cooking related fires account for the largest percentage of residential fires in the Contra Costa County Fire District? Here are some other facts about cooking related fires nationwide: •Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen. •Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires. •Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking...
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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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SEP
22

Fire Study Does Not Offer Proper Context

Contra Costa Times "Letter to the Editor" from Vince Wells, September 21st, 2013: Fire Study Does Not Offer Proper Context -- There is a perception by some that the Contra Costa Fire District is operating under an outdated service model. The Con Fire board of directors and even the consultant they hired acknowledge that our fire calls have not changed much over the years. Yes, we are responding to more medical emergencies than we are fires. But our core mission is unchanged and the number of fir...
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SEP
14

National Child Safety Seat Week September 15-21, 2013

Is your child's car seat properly installed? National statistics show that year after year 3 out of 4 car seats are improperly installed or have been subject to a safety recall. Some of these errors could cause injury or death to a child if involved in a vehicle accident. September 15th-21st is National Child Safety Seat week sponsored by NHTSA. Find out if your child's car seat is installed correctly by having it inspected by a certified & trained child passenger safety technician at a loca...
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SEP
09

PRESS RELEASE - MT. DIABLO INCIDENT

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County  PRESS STATEMENT - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vince Wells September 9, 2013 (925) 768-5374 or [email protected] MORGAN TERRITORY FIRE UPDATE ConFire's first priority is ensuring the community is safeCLAYTON - Vince Wells, President, IAFF Local #1230 released the following statement: "Today there will be 300 additional firefighters on the Mt Diablo Incident, bringing the total fire fighting force to close to 800 fir...
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SEP
09

Morgan Fire - Mt. Diablo Incident Information/Updates

For updates to the "Morgan Fire" on Mt. Diablo check the link below provided by CAL Fire's Incident Information website. http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=908
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SEP
06

PRESS RELEASE - Signs Placed Near Fire Stations For Public Awareness About Station Closures

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United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vince Wells Tel: 925-768-5374 Email: [email protected] SIGNS PLACED NEAR LOCAL FIRE STATIONS TO BRING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL FIRE STATION CLOSURES IN JANUARY 2014 Martinez, CA - The prior closures this past year of 5 fire stations and 7 engine companies has placed the Contra Costa County Fire District and the communities protected by it, at great risks. Response tim...
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SEP
05

PRESS RELEASE - CCCFPD EMS Squad Pilot Program Agreement By Firefighters

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vince Wells Tel: 925-768-5374 Email: [email protected] CONTRA COSTA COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FIREFIGHTERS OVERWHELMINGLY AGREE TO A SQUAD PILOT PROGRAM, AN ALTERNATIVE SERVICE MODEL FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE. Martinez, CA - Starting Friday, September 6th at 0800, Firefighters from the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County overwhelmingly agreed to support piloti...
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SEP
01

Frequently Asked Questions - Page 1

How much do you pay for fire services in the County? How does the cost of Contra Costa County Fire compare to other fire departments? How are fire engines staffed and why (pre-2013) What are some tasks firefighters do at fires other than extinguishing the fire? Find out the answers to some frequently asked questions and more on our FAQ 1 page. http://bit.ly/hEOB53
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AUG
28

Contra Costa County Firefighters Assist Fairfield (CA) FD with Large 7-Alarm Conflagration

On many levels this incident demonstrates how quickly a conflagration can develop and the importance of effective prevention, hazard mitigation, and response capabilities of a local fire department.Fire crews from around the area including crews from Contra Costa County Fire and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District assisted in the firefighting efforts through an initial attack/immediate need County Strike Team.http://bit.ly/14D1sfi 
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AUG
21

**REMINDER** TONIGHT's Final Fitch Study MEETING in Clayton

Consulting Team Seeks Public Input - Fitch Study for Contra Costa County Fire District: Fitch and Associates, LLC will be hosting a series of town hall meetings to engage citizens regarding current and future Contra Costa County Fire Protection District service delivery models. Tonight's final meeting will include a public education component regarding the study and a public forum – a chance for citizens to speak directly with the consultants regarding their views of District service delivery an...
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AUG
20

**REMINDER** TONIGHT's Fitch Study MEETING in Lafayette

**REMINDER** TONIGHT's MEETING in Lafayette Consulting Team Seeks Public Input - Fitch Study for Contra Costa County Fire District: Fitch and Associates, LLC will be hosting a series of town hall meetings to engage citizens regarding current and future Contra Costa County Fire Protection District service delivery models. Tonight's meeting will include a public education component regarding the study and a public forum – a chance for citizens to speak directly with the consultants regarding their...
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AUG
19

**REMINDER** TONIGHT's Fitch Study MEETING in Pittsburg

**REMINDER** TONIGHT's MEETING in Pittsburg Consulting Team Seeks Public Input - Fitch Study for Contra Costa County Fire District: Fitch and Associates, LLC will be hosting a series of town hall meetings to engage citizens regarding current and future Contra Costa County Fire Protection District service delivery models. Tonight's meeting will include a public education component regarding the study and a public forum – a chance for citizens to speak directly with the consultants regarding their...
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AUG
16

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) - Introduction

Getting emergency medical help to your location requires many partnerships when calling 9-1-1: a 9-1-1 telephone system must route calls to a dispatch center; the dispatch center must gather information and communicate it to field personnel; field personnel must stabilize the patient; the ambulance and/or helicopter must transport the patient to the hospital; the hospital must triage the patient, possibly further stabilize the patient, and send him or her to the appropriate specialist. Below you...
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AUG
14

Consulting Team Seeks Citizen Input - CCCFPD Fitch Study

Fitch and Associates, LLC will be hosting a series of town hall meetings to engage citizens regarding current and future Contra Costa County Fire Protection District service delivery models. In February 2013, the Board of Supervisors, serving as the Board of Directors of the Fire District, approved a contract with Fitch to conduct a study of District operations and make recommendations for future service delivery options. The District has been dealing with severe budget cuts that have resulted i...
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AUG
02

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Contact Information

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All concerns regarding any fire station closure or fire service reductions & cut-backs for Contra Costa County Fire should be directed to your local board of supervisors. Their contact information can be found through the link at the bottom. We also send out updates and information on our Twitter account @CCCFirefighters, our homepage, and our Facebook page. Thank you for all of your continued interest and concerns for your local fire department! Board of Supervisors Contact Info
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JUL
31

Contra Costa County Fire Station Closures & Engine Shut Downs

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5 Contra Costa County FPD Fire Stations Closed7 Fire Engine Crews Shut Down List of Closed Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Stations: Station 4 in Walnut Creek: 700 Hawthorne Drive, Walnut Creek, 94596 Station 11 in Clayton: 6500 Center Street, Clayton, 94517 Station 12 in Martinez: 1240 Shell Avenue, Martinez, 94553 Station 16 in Lafayette: 4007 Los Arabis Drive, Lafayette, 94549 Station 87 in Pittsburg: 800 W. Leland Road, Pittsburg, 94565 Additional Fire E...
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JUL
21

Six Year Anniversary Of Line Of Duty Deaths In Contra Costa County

It was on this day 6 years ago, when Fire Captain Matt Burton and Fire Engineer Scott Desmond of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, paid the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty attempting to rescue Mr. and Mrs. Moore. This tragic event took place on Michelle Drive in Montalvin Manor, San Pablo. All four lives were lost leaving behind family and friends who cherished their them. Both Matt and Scott left behind their parents, wives and children. Matt with two...
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JUL
19

Commendation From CCCFPD for Fire Crews with Rescues

On two separate occasions over the last few weeks, Contra Costa County Fire crews have performed vital rescues, despite recent fire station closures and reductions in staffing levels. Your Contra Costa County Fire crews continue to limit the damage and loss from structure fires, prevent vegetation fires from spreading to threatened homes, and save countless lives by providing quick and efficient paramedic level service from every fire engine. Below are two recent examples of the extraordinary wo...
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JUL
02

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release - July 2 2013

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release July 2, 2013 For Immediate Release SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS & IMPACT OF FIRE STATION CLOSURES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - JULY 2013 Just three days before July 4, 2013, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the East Contra Costa Fire District were proven to be unable to provide enough resources to respond to the major incidents that are part of the normal operations during this time of the year. Let alone the day ...
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JUN
27

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County*

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County* The sale, possession, or discharge of fireworks, including sparklers and other so-called "safe & sane" fireworks is illegal in Contra Costa County, and constitutes a misdemeanor and is a violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance Section 44-2.002. If you have fireworks for disposal please call your local police department or fire department. Do not take fireworks to a fire station. Thank you. Click on the link below for a list of lo...
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JUN
18

CCCFPD Fire Station Closure – Station 87 (Pittsburg) Community Meeting Scheduled

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Press Release Subject: Fire Station Closure – Station 87 (Pittsburg) Community Meeting Scheduled  Release Date: June 18, 2013 Contact: Lewis Broschard, Fire Marshal [email protected] 925-941-3520 Office 925-383-5017 Cell 925-941-3309 Fax  The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting a meeting to discuss the impending closure of Fire Station 87 on West Leland Road in Pittsburg. The closure is necessary to close a budget deficit...
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JUN
08

Thank You for Your Donations This Past Week

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Thank you to everyone who donated to our "Fill the Boot" charity drive this past week. With the three locations we collected money at we raised over $12,000. We will be having several other charity drives later this year throughout the County. With your generous donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) it will help fund research, provide community services and educate the public on muscular dystrophy and other diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. Thank you again!
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JUN
03

A Sad and Tragic Accident That Could've Been Prevented

A sad and tragic accident that could've been prevented! (Story & Video Link) Several people including a 5 year old girl were traveling in an SUV in Richmond, CA, several days ago and were involved in a vehicle rollover accident. Only the driver was wearing a seatbelt and the 5 year old girl was not in a child car seat. 5 year olds need to be restrained in some type of child restraint not only for their safety but because it's California law. Please make sure your children are properly restra...
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MAY
01

4 YEAR OLD GIRL SAVED FROM NEAR-DROWNING IN ANTIOCH

Shortly after 6pm on Saturday, April 27th, Contra Costa County Fire District Engine 82 responded to a report of a 4 year old female drowning in the pool at the In-Shape Fitness facility on Lone Tree Way in Antioch. Fitness center staff reported they were performing CPR on the girl who was pulled from the pool. Engine 82, with two paramedics on board, arrived on scene within two minutes. They began immediate Advanced Life Support (ALS) care for the little girl who had no pulse and was not breathi...
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APR
30

2013 Fire Season Begins in Contra Costa County

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Contra Costa County Fire has started full wildland responses effective today, Tuesday, April 30th as fire season has begun in Contra Costa County.The 2013 fire season is upon us. This winter saw below average rainfall for California and the County. Recent hot weather, coupled with wind events, has lead to premature drying of the light fuels and lower than normal fuel moistures in the Medium and Heavy wildland fuels. Early brush fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties demonstrated rapid rates o...
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APR
23

CCC Board of Supervisors Set to Close 2 Additional Fire Stations

Today, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to accept the County Administrator's proposed budget for FY '13-'14 which includes the closing of two additional fire stations, one on July 1st and the other in January 2014. This is on top of the 4 fire stations already closed and reduction of two additional fire crews. Supervisors are set to vote on this on May 14th. If this proposal moves forward it would mean only 66 firefighters will be on duty each day to cover over 304 square ...
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APR
21

Enough is Enough!

Press Release from Vince Wells, President of “The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County” April 21st, 2013 “Enough is Enough” The recommended budget for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District that will be presented to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on April 23, 2013, includes the closing of two more fire stations for Fiscal Year 13/14. It recommends the closure of one additional station on July 1, 2013 and a second station by January of 2014. The prior cl...
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APR
02

Contra Costa County Fire Chief Daryl Louder Announces Retirement

April 2nd, 2013 Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Chief Daryl Louder announced his retirement yesterday, to be effective October 31st, 2013. Chief Louder was hired as the Fire Chief in June, 2012 after a nationwide search. Prior to joining Contra Costa County Fire, Chief Louder worked for the Fairfax County Fire Department in Virginia for over 27 years. In a letter to the Board of Directors, Chief Louder cited the difficulty in balancing growing personal and family commitments on...
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FEB
04

Darius Jones Foundation Fundraiser At Kinder's

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The following is a letter from the Darius Jones Foundation regarding this weeks fundraiser at 7 local Kinder's locations: Friends of the Darius Jones Foundation,  As we reflect on 2012, we want to express a heartfelt thank you for your dedication in preventing sudden cardiac arrest. As a result of your generous donations in just three years since it's establishment, the Darius Jones Foundation has placed a total of 33 AED's and trained more than 8,000 community members using hands only CPR ...
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JAN
15

Press Release From Local 1230 President Vince Wells Regarding CCCFPD Fire Station Closures Effective Jan. 15, 2013

Citizens served by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District: As of 0800 this morning (01/15/13), the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) has closed 3 fire stations and has reduced two of them to part time stations shared by one crew. The closed stations include Station 4 in South Walnut Creek, Station 16 in Lafayette, and Station 12 in the Mountain View area of Martinez. Station 22 of Concord and Station 11 out of Clayton, will share a crew. The plan is that Station 22 ...
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DEC
26

Community Meetings Scheduled for Fire Station Closures

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting meetings to discuss the closure of fire stations in our affected communities. At the December 11, 2012 Board of Director’s meeting, the Board voted to close four fire stations – one each in the communities of Clayton, Lafayette, Martinez, and Walnut Creek. The closures are necessary to close a budget deficit due to reduced revenues from declining property taxes, coupled with increasing costs to the Fire District for personnel and g...
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DEC
16

CCCFPD Statement on Upcoming Fire Station Closures

Statement from Contra Costa County Fire on their website regarding the upcoming fire station closures effective January 15, 2013. Please stay informed as more info will follow. http://bit.ly/R14Bj2
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DEC
12

CCCFPD Fire Station Closures

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December 11th, 2012Shortly after 7pm the Board of Directors voted unanimously 5-0 with recommendation from the Fire Chief, Daryl Louder, to close four (4) fire stations effective January 15th, 2013. The Fire District presented additional information and analysis regarding the four fire stations identified for closure. Additional information was provided by staff from County EMS staff and American Medical Response regarding the effects on emergency medical first response should the stations close...
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DEC
01

CCCFPD Service Reduction & Fire Station Closure Plan

Please consider attending the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors CCCFPD Special Meeting this Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 130 p.m. Meetings are held at the County Admin Building located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez. The public is encouraged to get informed at this meeting and will be allowed 3 minutes to voice their concerns.The Board will: CONSIDER approving and authorizing the Fire Chief to implement the Service Reduction and Fire Station Closure Plan due to the failure of the Dis...
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NOV
16

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Toy Drive


All CCCFPD Fire Stations have begun collecting new, unwrapped toys and toys in the original packaging (new stuffed animals are allowed) for their annual Toys For Tots campaign. All donated toys are picked up by the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in Concord and distributed to children. Toys can be dropped off at any of the CCCFPD Stations through December 20th. After 12/20 residents can take their toy donations to the Marines drop off location at: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots Program...
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NOV
07

Thank You To Supporters Of Measure Q

Supporters of Measure Q, I would like to thank all of you who supported our efforts to pass Measure Q. It is rewarding to see that the majority of the voters within the district support the Measure but unfortunately in this state a parcel tax requires a 2/3’s vote in order to pass, which we will not get this election. On behalf of the fire fighters of Local 1230 who proudly serve the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, I want to thank the elected officials that supported this measure a...
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NOV
06

Today is Election Day - Vote YES on Q!

Today is Election Day. Polls in CCC will be open until 800 pm. To find a polling place click the link below. We have disseminated a lot of factual information over the past few months regarding what is at stake if Measure Q fails. We have done numerous outreach events in order to educate the public as to what the Fire District does for the community and the numerous services we provide. A lot is at stake if the Measure fails! Please make an informed decision, and remember to vote. Remind your fa...
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NOV
03

Reminder: Change Your Batteries Tonight When You Move Your Clocks Back

Reminder: when you change your clocks back 1 hour tonight, please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors. These devices have proven to save lives, with several instances this past year locally in Contra Costa County.The CCCFPD also has a smoke detector program available if you meet the following minimum requirements:If you are... 60 years or older, you own your own home or, you are disabled, you are qualified to receive a free smoke alarm with insta...
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NOV
01

Response Analysis - Fire vs. EMS Calls

Does your Fire District still respond to fires? There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding the primary mission of the Fire District and why we respond to medical emergencies. Your Fire District, like many other fire departments across the country, has evolved from its traditional role of just being a fire department to being an “all hazards” emergency response organization. As the table below illustrates, the District responds to a wide variety of incidents including fire, rescue, and...
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NOV
01

Measure Q YouTube Video 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj9ruoBiGw0&w=560&h=315] "Calls are not going to get answered. I don't think they believed it (response times) would happen, it's gonna happen, there's no way around it." Please Vote YES on Measure Q!
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NOV
01

Measure Q YouTube Video 2

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D7bEzL9Xso&w=560&h=315] "It's a no brainer, you need your fire service. We're not trying to cloak & dagger things. Pass this tax to sustain your fire district." Please Vote YES on Measure Q!
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OCT
29

Alternative Service Delivery Models

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has evaluated a number of alternative service delivery models and has summarized them in this document. The Fire District is a government entity and not a business. As such, we do have to consider more than enhancing shareholder wealth, maintaining profit margins, and ensuring return on investment. As a government organization, our highest priority is providing quality fire protection, emergency medical care, and rescue services for our community....
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OCT
29

Measure Q YouTube Video 1

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG2FUQJyeKE&w=560&h=315] "Having the fire department available for you is like having an insurance policy. You don't use it every day, but when you do use it, you want it to work."
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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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OCT
22

Fire Service Reduction Plan

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 130 pm, is the final scheduled Fire Board meeting prior to the November 6, 2012 vote. The fire chief will be going over the framework of his "service reduction plan" should Measure Q fail on November 6th. You can review this plan by going to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors web site and looking up the agenda. It is item SD- 3 (see link below to agenda). This plan is generic in nature, but does outline his strategy. October 23rd, 2012 Fire Board Meeti...
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OCT
08

Measure Q Updated Information And FAQ’s

After reviewing the candidate forums moderated by CCTIMES Reporter Lisa V. I realize that many of the candidates are not aware of the details of Measure Q and some of them are basing their comments on old information. The top four concerns seem to be, whether or not pension reform will or has taken place, what has been done prior to coming to the vote, whether or not the tax fixes the problem, and why do fire engines respond to medical emergencies, which brings up the question of a new service d...
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