MAY
10

Show Your Support For Veterans On Wednesday, May 11

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In honor of Military Appreciation Month, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, your local firefighters from across Contra Costa County will be wearing their camouflage tee-shirts.     Our organization 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 are sold for $2...
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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 Release Local 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, Rod...
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MAR
03

Rocco's Restaurant Dine & Donate

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Join us for a Dine & Donate with the Contra Costa County Firefighters Auxiliary on  Wednesday, March 9th, 2016       Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, California (925) 947-6105   Lunch & Dinner - Food & Drinks! Dine In or Take Out! Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria will donate a generous portion of your purchase back to CCCFA! Just mention "Contra Costa County Firefighters Auxiliary" and they'll collect your receipt. The mission of ...
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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 list...
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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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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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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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JAN
04

5th Annual Mr. Lucky's Crab Feed Benefit

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Sunday, January 19th from 2 pm - 5 pm Pasta, Salad, Bread & Lots of Fresh Crab! **Pre Pay $45 per Person** Please sign up & make payment by January 13th To purchase tickets and RSVP contact our office at (925) 932-1230 or Mr. Lucky's at (925) 933-7778 Mr. Lucky's Pleasant Hill 2618 Pleasant Hill Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 933-7778 ***** $10 per person will be donated to the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230 “Bikes for Tykes” Program! Contra ...
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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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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
02

Firefighters "Filling the Boot" For MDA

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Your local firefighters in Contra Costa County will be out again this year raising money for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Firefighters will be at intersections in Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Pleasant Hill this week holding firefighting boots accepting any amount of monetary donations for the MDA. The MDA helps fund research, provides community services and educates the public on muscular dystrophy and other diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. The dates and locations are as foll...
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MAR
23

CPK Fundraiser For Fallen Santa Cruz Officers

California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of your total bill to the families of fallen Santa Cruz police officers Baker & Butler and their Scholarship Fund. Purchases include dine in, take out, catering, and all beverages. The fundraiser will take place from Monday, April 1st through Thursday, April 4th, 2013. Locally, the Walnut Creek & Stoneridge Mall locations will be participating along with 15 other Northern California CPK's . Print the attached flier and present it to your serv...
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FEB
15

4th Annual Crab Feed Benefiting Bikes For Tykes Program

Your local firefighters are partnering once again with Mr. Lucky's of Pleasant Hill to host our 4th Annual Crab Feed benefiting our Bikes for Tykes charity program. This year's event will be held on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm . Sign up early to reserve your table. Cost is $45 per person and includes pasta, salad, bread, and a ton of fresh crab! $10 from each person will be donated to the Bikes for Tykes charity. Mr. Lucky's of Pleasant Hill is located at 2618 Pleasant Hill Roa...
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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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FEB
02

Quick Trauma Care Video - From the Field to Trauma Center

An interesting 5 min. video on what happens when a trauma patient is taken to the trauma center with injuries sustained from a vehicle accident. In this video the injuries are simulated but the experience and care given by the CALSTAR flight crew and medical teams at the Kaiser Trauma Center in Vacaville are real. Seconds do count towards the "golden hour" of trauma care, starting with a quick response from the fire department and ambulance provider through a 911 call. Personnel on scene at the ...
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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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JUL
28

Thank You For Your Donations To Our Fill The Boot Charity Drive


This past week your Contra Costa County Firefighters participated in our annual Fill the Boot Drive to help raise money for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Firefighters were out in Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Antioch and Concord. This year we raised over $27,000 in donations. Money raised stays locally and is used in a variety of ways such as medical expenses, research and the kids favorite...CAMP! Kids are able to attend summer camp for a week in August where they get a chance to cut loo...
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JUL
22

Fill the Boot 2012 - Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Antioch


Firefighters will be filling the boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) again this year – and we need your help! Last year, with your help, we raised over $75,000 for the MDA during our “Fill the Boot!” campaign. Our firefighters will be located at the following intersections on July 23rd & 25th from 9:00am through 4:00pm: • Pleasant Hill – Contra Costa Blvd. and Willow Pass Road • Concord – Treat Blvd. and Clayton Road • Walnut Creek – N. California Blvd. and Mt. Diablo Blvd. • A...
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JUN
07

West Contra Costa County Fill The Boot For MDA


Your local firefighters in West Contra Costa County will be out again this year raising money for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Firefighters will be at intersections in Hercules, Pinole and El Cerrito next week holding firefighting boots accepting any amount of monetary donations for the MDA. The MDA helps fund research, provides community services and educates the public on muscular dystrophy and other diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. The dates and locations are as follows:...
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APR
23

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Firefighters Kicking Off Our Annual "Fill the Boot" Campaign


As you might already know East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters will be kicking off our annual "Fill the Boot" campaign this year. Many United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County members and families will be participating as volunteers this year to help a great charity for local kids with muscular dystrophy. Last year our members collected over $75,000 and we have raised the goal this year to $116,000!The intersections are as follows.(Oakley) Lonetree @ Empire at 0...
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JAN
24

3rd Annual Crab Feed Benefiting Bikes For Tykes Program

Your local firefighters are partnering once again with Mr. Lucky's of Pleasant Hill to host our 3rd Annual Crab Feed benefiting our Bikes for Tykes charity program. This year's event will be held on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Sign up early to reserve your table. Cost is $40 per person and includes pasta, salad, bread, and a ton of fresh crab! $10 from each person will be donated to the Bikes for Tykes charity. Mr. Lucky's of Pleasant Hill is located at 2618 Pleasant Hill R...
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DEC
22

400+ Bikes Delivered to Local Kids and Families


Over 400+ tricycles, push bikes, and bikes complete with helmets delivered to local kids and families on Tuesday, December 20th. Many happy kids with big smiles this holiday season. Thank you to all firefighters who volunteered their time with our Bikes for Tykes Charity and thank you to everyone in the community who help make this program a success each and every holiday season! Happy Holidays. Bikes for Tykes Charity Program
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DEC
11

Visit Lark Creek Restaurant in WC on Thursday, December 15th to Support Bikes for Tykes Charity

Two local firefighters will be acting as "celebrity bartenders" at the Lark Creek Restaurant in Walnut Creek on Thursday, December 15th from 5 - 7 pm. This charity event will have the firefighters serving a special "Siren" drink with 100% of the proceeds going towards our Bikes for Tykes charity program. Raising the ongoing operating funds for our charity, like so many others, is always a bit of a struggle. Through generous business, corporate, and personal contributions both within and outside ...
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DEC
11

Firefighters Getting Ready to Deliver New Bikes & Helmets to Local Kids and Charities

In the next few weeks Contra Costa County firefighters will be delivering new bikes and helmets to locals kids and charities who are unable to purchase them this year. Firefighters are finishing up assembly, safety checks, and collecting helmets so they can be delivered by the firefighters before Christmas. These bikes were purchased through our Bikes for Tykes charity program which has been going strong for 20+ years. Over the years the program has grown to giving out nearly 500 new and recondi...
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DEC
11

CCCFPD Fire Stations Now Accepting New & Unwrapped Toys for USMC Toys for Tots Program

Once again, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and new stuffed animals at all 28 fire stations throughout Contra Costa County. Donations can be left at any fire station up through December 20th. If residents wish to donate money or drop off toys to the charity you can contact the U.S. Marine Corps directly at the following address: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots Program 3225 Willow Pass Road Concord, CA 94519 MISSION: The mission ...
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NOV
02

Thank You To All Who Helped Us Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

The month of October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 teamed up with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to participate in the "Passionately Pink for the Cure." Firefighters from Local 1230 raised over $3300 for this cause by purchasing and selling "Pink" tee shirts. The tee shirts were worn throughout the month of October all over Contra Costa County. Firefighters were seen on structure fires, ...
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OCT
08

Local Firefighters Go PINK For Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 have joined with Susan G. Komen to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year your local firefighters have decided to join in the fundraising efforts. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for calendar year 2011 are over 250,000 new cases. In addition over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Of all women 1 in...
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OCT
05

Local Firefighters Go PINK!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and your local firefighters have joined with Susan B. Komen to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year your local firefighters have decided to join in the fundraising efforts. Firefighters in the coming weeks will be switching from our traditional navy blue uniform tee-shirts to PINK! Together, we can help fund critical breast cancer research, as well as local education, screening and treatment programs that impact people in ou...
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SEP
08

Oakley Almond Festival - September 11 & 12, 2011

East Contra Costa Fire is participating in the Oakley Almond Festival along with Local 1230 Honor Guard. Come on out to the Festival. There will be fun for the entire family to do. We will have an engine out there for the kids to climb on & Straw Hat Pizza will have their pizza trailer selling pizza to benefit MDA as well! And of course we will have "the boot." Hope to see you and your family there. Ohara Park Middle School 1100 O'Hara Avenue Oakley, CA 94561 September 11 & 12,  10 ...
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AUG
31

Over $75,000 Raised for MDA


Wow, wow, wow – we are so excited that Contra Costa County Local 1230 raised over $75,000 for MDA this year!!! Thank you all so much for your hard work coordinating the details, recruiting fire fighters and running around filling the boot for MDA!!!! Do you know that over the last three years you’ve raised over $184,000 for MDA? What does that mean to MDA families? That means that you have provided MDA services for 76 local families which includes a week of summer camp, wheelchair repairs, 4 cli...
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AUG
30

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone in the community who helped "fill the boots" today and yesterday by donating money to the MDA Fill the Boot charity while we stood in intersections. We'd also like to thank East Contra Costa Fire and Moraga-Orinda Fire for helping us at our three locations with personnel. Every dollar goes to the MDA on behalf of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County.
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AUG
18

Whole Foods Market Chili Cook Off in Walnut Creek - Saturday, August 27th from Noon to 3 pm


Whole Foods Market in Walnut is teaming up with Contra Costa County Firefighters for their first ever chili cook off competition. Firehouse chefs will compete with Whole Foods chefs to see who can cook up the best chili! This cooking competition will help support the Contra Costa Firefighter's "Fill the Boot" for MDA and Whole Food's "Back to School" theme. Whole Foods has graciously donated all ingredients for this wonderful cause. Firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Station 1 will be on...
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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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AUG
13

Contra Costa Firefighters MDA Fill the Boot - August 29th & 30th


Contra Costa Firefighters will be participating in the annual MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The campaign will occur on August 29th & 30th from 9-3 in three locations: Walnut Creek at Ygnacio Valley & N. California, Pleasant Hill at Contra Costa Blvd & Taylor, and Concord at Clayton & Treat. Please stop by and help support this important cause!
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MAY
08

Applications for the 2011 Daniel A. Terry Scholarships Now Available

Applications for the 2011 Daniel A. Terry Scholarships are now open and can be downloaded here . As part of its ongoing mission to provide assistance to families of fallen firefighters, the California Fire Foundation is proud to have the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship fund. These scholarships provide $2,000 to children of California firefighters killed in the line of duty. If you know someone who might be eligible, please make sure they apply for these scholarships. You can find more information by...
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APR
27

Baskin-Robbins 31 cent Scoop Night - It's Not Too Late!

It's not too late to stop by Baskin-Robbins shops right now for 31 Cent Scoop Night until 10:00 pm. Baskin-Robbins will roll back the prices to 31 cents to honor America’s firefighters & donate to local fire charities. Locally, visit: 4538 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, 2130 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, 785 C Oak Grove Road & 5100 Clayton Road in Concord. You can also support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) by texting the numbers 6333 (NFFF) to 50555 to make a $5 donation. You...
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FEB
16

Local Firefighter Helping Project Open Hands of the Special Olympics


A local firefighter as referee A local Moraga-Orinda firefighter volunteered as a referee at Campolindo High School in Moraga on January 29th, 2011 at "Project Open Hands" of The Special Olympics. A Campolindo High School student helped organized the event. Great work by all! The Special Olympics is a global nonprofit organization targeting the nearly 200 million people round the world who have intellectual disabilities and with a presence in nearly 200 countries worldwide.   Special Olympi...
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FEB
14

East Contra Costa Firefighters 2010 MDA "Fill the Boot" Photos Added

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East Contra Costa Firefighters Check out our Facebook page and photo gallery on our website for photos from the East Contra Costa Firefighters and their 2010 MDA "Fill the Boot." Thanks for your support!
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SEP
17

Bikes for Tykes Charity Program


The Contra Costa County Firefighters have raised and donated money and items to support our organization for the last 20 plus years. Our Bikes for Tykes program began with an engine company crew in Martinez rebuilding bikes for some of the less fortunate neighborhood children and giving them away at Christmas. Ove the years the program has grown to giving out nearly 500 new and reconditioned bicylces to various organizations, schools, and local children, as well as Children's Hospital Oakland. T...
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