DEC
31

New California Child Safety Seat Law Effective January 1, 2017

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash.  It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home - so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short...
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NOV
20

Thanksgiving Safety Tips


For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy tim...
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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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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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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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JUN
27

Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County

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Just a reminder that ALL fireworks of any kind including the "safe and sane" type are ILLEGAL in Contra Costa County. Sale, possession or discharge of fireworks is illegal, constitutes a misdemeanor and is a violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance, section 44-2.002 Being in the 4th year of a major drought, local vegetation is extremely dry and fires can spread rapidly. Weather is forecast to be in the upper 80's to 100 degrees in the week leading up to the 4th of July. Please take extra preca...
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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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JUN
07

Pool Safety Resources

We've updated some of our links on our pool safety page on our website. Please take a moment to take a look. These safety tips are a good reminder with the recent tragedy in Concord ( KTVU story ). Drowning Prevention - Backyard and community pools are popular with children and adults of all ages but owning or operating one is a major responsibility. Take every step possible to prevent unintended injuries in and around pools and spas. Learn about the hazard of drain entrapment and what to look f...
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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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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
15

Help Shane Become A Firefighter

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A message from Shane's mother regarding their situation and reason for this gofundme request: Hello everyone, and thank you so much for willing to help me and my son out with this personal favor. We are just looking for different social media places where we can share his story and the need for financial assistance, as our family goes through these trying times. I can’t even put into words how much this means to me, that you all even care enough to take time out of your busy schedules to talk ab...
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DEC
03

Creek and Flood Channel Safety Information

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With the forecast for heavy rains over the next few days our normally calm creeks and channels can become full of swift moving water and debris without warning. Please stay out of the creeks and channels and  Stay Alive! We must take advantage of this opportunity to speak to our children and friends about the dangers of fast moving storm water and the almost certain fate that awaits anyone who goes into rain swollen creeks and channels. The flood control channels are part of our community’s...
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NOV
25

Turkey Fryer Safety Information

As many of you prepare for a Thanksgiving meal please keep the following safety tips in mind if using a turkey fryer this year. Below is a video demonstrating the hazards of frying a turkey. Turkey fryer hazards: - Many units easily tip over, spilling the hot oil from the cooking pot. If the cooking pot is overfilled with oil, the oil may spill out of the unit when the turkey is placed into the cooking pot. Oil may hit the burner or flames, causing a fire to engulf the entire unit. - Partially f...
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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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AUG
20

Fundraiser Benefiting East County Little League Challenger Division

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Join your local firefighters & Buffalo Wild Wings to raise $$$$ for local young athletes with disabilities from the East County Little League Challenger Division . Fundraiser takes place at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, September 4th from 4—9 pm. 6051 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA Stay and watch the football games & meet Gorilla Rilla. Wing Eating Contest & Prizes Too! Background - The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys...
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AUG
01

Back to School Safety Tips

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With summer coming to an end Safe Kids USA reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school. Safe Kids USA recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all...
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JUL
31

July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day - Help Spread the Word

Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk – the death toll this summer has already reached 18. July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Safe Kids is working to get the message out about the dangers of heatstroke and how to prevent these tragedies from occurring. We can prevent heatstroke with your help. - See mor...
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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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APR
17

NEVER Leave A Child Alone In A Car - Set A Reminder!

Stories like this (see NBC Bay Area link below) in San Jose, CA are not only sad, but can be prevented with a few easy steps. Take a moment to read some safety tips that we've provided on our website and please share with family and friends. NEVER Leave A Child Alone In A  Car, Not Even for a Minute - Set A Reminder! Almost 50 children died this way in 2012 alone!  • Dial 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a car. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble....
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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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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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FEB
07

CREEK & FLOOD CHANNEL SAFETY AWARENESS

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With the forecast for heavy rains over the next few days our normally calm creeks and channels can become full of swift moving water and debris without warning. Please stay out of the creeks and channels and Stay Alive! We must take advantage of this opportunity to speak to our children and friends about the dangers of fast moving storm water and the almost certain fate that awaits anyone who goes into rain swollen creeks and channels. The flood control channels are part of our community’s infra...
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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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DEC
17

Come See Santa at the Firehouse

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County have been in direct contact with Santa Claus, and he has agreed to visit all of our Fire Stations beginning Friday night, December 20th!! Santa's Fire Station Schedule, will be as follows: Friday 12/20 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Station 94, 15 A Street, Knightsen Saturday 12/21 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Station 52, 201 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood Saturday 12/21 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Station 54, 739 First Str...
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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

Halloween Safety Tip

Halloween Safety Tip : Make sure your kids are safe and seen on Halloween! Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed than any other day of the year. Make it easier for drivers to see kids out at night. Give your child a flashlight or glow stick to carry at night, or attach retroreflective material to their costumes or bags. -- content provided by  Safe Kids USA http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/skw_halloween_2013_visibility_flyer-color_copy.pdf
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JUL
08

Inaugural Whitener Memorial Golf Tournament

Please join us for the Inaugural Whitener Memorial Golf Tournament on July 15, 2013 benefiting the family of the late, retired Fire Captain Ben Whitener from East Contra Costa Fire District. We will have a great day of golf and fun at the beautiful Discovery Bay Country Club in Discovery Bay, CA ( www.dbgcc.com ). The event will include a continental breakfast, 4-person scramble, shared cart, Tee-Prize, lunch, BBQ buffet dinner and awards receptions following golf. On course events include a $25...
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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
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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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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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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AUG
06

National Night Out 2012 - August 7th

Fire crews from Contra Costa County Fire will be participating again this year with National Night Out events. Events are planned for San Pablo, Antioch and Concord tomorrow night, August 7th. National Night Out events across the Nation involve neighborhoods, public safety agencies, civic groups, businesses, and others, in order to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, and strengthen partnerships with law enforcement.
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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
19

Quarterly CCCFPD Child Passenger Safety Event Scheduled For June 26th In Concord


  Contra Costa County Fire will have a child passenger safety seat installation event scheduled for June 26th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in Concord. If you live in Contra Costa County and would like to schedule a free child seat check-up and inspection of your car seat, please call (925) 941-3326 or send an e-mail to [email protected] We will contact you to confirm your appointment time and location. For this event you will have a one hour appointment window with a car seat technician ...
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JUN
13

CCCFPD Hosting June Pool Day In Antioch This Friday

JUNE POOL DAY TO RAISE POOL SAFETY AWARENESS AND FOCUS ON CHILD DROWNING PREVENTION Friday June 15, 2012 Prewett Family Water Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch The Contra Costa Pool Safety Council presents a fun and informative afternoon at the Prewett Family Water Park in Antioch, including: • REACH helicopter landing, aircraft tour, meet the crew • Fire engine and ambulance displays and tours • Lifeguard rescue relay races • CPR demonstrations • Learning activities for kids and parents Since 2...
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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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MAY
29

Thank You for Visiting With Us at KidsFest


Thank you for coming out this past Memorial Day weekend to KidsFest in Concord. We truly appreciate the time we got to spend talking to you about Contra Costa County Fire, the jobs we do each day and allowing children, big and small to try on our equipment!
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MAY
26

Bay Area KidFest Has Started Today in Concord

Bay Area KidFest has started today in Concord! Bay Area KidFest is your place for family fun this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 28, 2012 from 10-6. Contra Costa County Firefighters are on hand to talk to families and children about fire safety! Fire crews will be rotating through the weekend to display their different apparatus and equipment for the public. FREE SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS Live Shark Experience 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. daily Da Island Way music and dance 3:30 p.m. daily Hoop...
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MAY
21

Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recently launched a campaign to prevent child heatstroke deaths in cars. Here are several tips to help prevent a tragic event from occurring: - Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle – even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running and the air conditioning is on; - Make a habit of looking in the vehicle – front and back – before locking the door and walking away; - Ask the child care provider to call if the child d...
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MAY
19

Children & Helmet Safety Fit

Did you know ... Head injuries are the most serious type of injury and the most common cause of death for bicyclists. Bicycle helmets have been proven to reduce the risk of head and brain injury when a crash occurs by as much as 85 to 88 percent. Children with bicycle-related head injuries are more likely to require hospitalization and to have their injuries result in death. More children go to hospital emergency departments for bicycle related crashes than for any other sport. Make sure ... A h...
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MAY
14

Bay Area KidFest Comes to Concord this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2012


Bay Area KidFest is your place for family fun this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 28, 2012 from 10-6. Contra Costa County Firefighters will be on hand to talk to families and children about fire safety! FREE SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS Live Shark Experience 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. daily Da Island Way music and dance 3:30 p.m. daily Hoop Play hula hoop fun all day Sun. & Mon. "The Lion Dance" with Concord Kung Fu Academy 1:30 p.m. Kids Town America open all day Ronald McDonald Show 12 noo...
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MAY
02

CCCFPD Firefighter/Paramedic Describing Impact of Calls With Children

Up2U is a powerful high school student assembly, using real-life scenarios and live presentations to impart the far-reaching consequences of drug and alcohol abuse to teens, and the importance of choice in their lives. The professionally produced program outlines the dangers and choices open to teens, and the physical and emotional impact that their decision-making has, not only on themselves, but on others around them, whether peers, family, professionals or others. The high-impact one-hour eve...
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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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MAR
12

Prevent Furniture Tip-Overs / Prevent Serious Injury To Children

Whether you have a baby learning to stand, an unsteady toddler trying to climb or a fearless preschooler who still doesn’t quite understand balance, furniture tip-overs are a real danger for kids. Regardless of your child’s abilities and limitations, top-heavy furniture, TVs and appliances can tip over and seriously injure young children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that between 2000 and 2010 there were at least 245 deaths related to tip-overs of furniture, televisions ...
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MAR
04

Firefighters Participate in "Read Across America" Day At Indian Valley Elementary


This past week firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Station 1 participated in the "Read Across America" campaign at Indian Valley Elementary School in Walnut Creek. Firefighters read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss to the elementary children and gave a brief demonstration of their fire truck and the tools & equipment carried on it. The "Read Across America" campaign celebrated Dr. Seuss' 108th birthday and kicked off the National Education Association's national Read Across America Day where ...
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JAN
28

New Content Added To Our Website About Child Safety In Home and Playing Sports

Be sure to check out our newest section of our website we just added on child safety. You will find information on keeping children safe around the home, playing sports, or using wheeled sports such as bicycles or scooters. Go to www.contracostafirefighters.org and click on the Public Outreach tab and select "Safety for Kids At Home and Sports." You can download the content onto your computer and discuss these topics with your family or print the activity books for children to learn from and enj...
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JAN
28

Recall Notice Issued for Certain Britax Chaperone Child Restraints

Please pass this information on to any parent with infants who may own a Britax child restraint. Britax just issued a recall on certain Chaperone model infant child restraints manufactured from September 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.  The recall focuses on the harness adjuster which may detach from the seat shell. Should the harness adjuster detach from the seat, the child may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury or death. Britax is offeri...
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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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JAN
10

KTVU News Story About 4 Year Old Miracle

In a testament to miracles, a 4 year old Martinez boy survives after accidentally being run over less than a year ago. See his story and hear from his parents, Contra Costa Firefighters and REACH Air Ambulance in a KTVU Channel 2 News story today. Link to CCCFPDTV YouTube News Story on Channel 2 News
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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
20

Mr. John Walsh & Cuts To Local Services Video

Mr. John Walsh from America's Most Wanted recently shot this short two minute video on his opinion about cuts to local services & our kid's future. Click on the following link to view on our YouTube page: Video Link Here
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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

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
04

Child Safety Seat Check-Up - Monday, November 14th, 2011


CCCFPD, the John Muir Health Child Safety Coalition and the Salvation Army will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on Monday, November 14th from 1000 am to 12 noon. Address: Salvation Army, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord, CA No appointment is necessary. Please stop by and have one of our technicians make sure you are using your car seat or booster seat correctly. Our certified technicians will check your seat selection, installation, and offer other safety tips. There is no cost to you for this...
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OCT
29

Video Presentation from the 2010 Public Safety Medal of Valor

Here is the link to the video presentation for the 2010 Public Safety Medal of Valor. Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris presented the awards to Contra Costa County Fire and Long Beach Fire Department members who performed two courageous rescues last year. Video
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OCT
24

Safety Tips for Kids & Parents on Halloween

Top tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween   For parents and children:    Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Parents should remind children to watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cros...
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OCT
09

Fire Prevention Week - October 9th-15th, 2011


This year, Fire Prevention Week is October 9th through the 15th. The theme this year is "Protect Your Family from Fire". Please make sure you follow some of these basic fire safety tips: Have working smoke alarms in your home & make sure you change the battery at least once per year. Have a Fire Escape Plan and know two ways out. Be sure the pathways out of your house are clear of any type of obstacles. Practice your fire escape plan and designate a family meeting place. If you are caught in...
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OCT
01

Creek and Channel Safety Awareness


With the rainy season upon us - our normally calm creeks and channels can become full of swift moving water and debris without warning. Please stay out of the creeks and channels and Stay Alive! In support of the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District’s ongoing efforts to educate the public on creek and channel safety, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has declared October 2011 to be the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Month. We must take advantage ...
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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
25

Walnut Creek FamilyFest - September 3rd to 5th, 2011


Bay Area Festivals, Inc. is pleased to present an outstanding family event this year: FamilyFest is an engaging 3-day weekend of quality live entertainment on 4 stages, activities and sports for children; stimulating learning and exploration; exposing parents to new ideas and opportunities from over 100 arts & crafts and other exhibitors; showcasing community groups dedicated to families and children while celebrating the value and importance of families as a key part of a healthy commu...
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AUG
25

Back to School Safety Tips


With summer coming to an end Safe Kids USA reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school. Safe Kids USA recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all...
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JUN
28

Contra Costa Fire Engine 2 Visit to Walnut Creek Kindercare


Contra Costa Fire Engine 2 visited a Kindercare in Walnut Creek on Tuesday, June 28th for a brief demonstration of their new fire engine, firefighting safety gear, and a talk about fire safety. Fire stations around the County are frequently visited by pre-schools, children's groups, local churches, and boy & girl scout troops to learn about firefighters and what they do, and to see their specialized safety equipment. At other times, fire crews will visit locations to educate children about t...
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JUN
26

Preventing "Backover" or "Frontover” Tragedies While Driving

Danger can come from any direction, and parents must be aware of the risk of "backover" or "frontover" incidents. Many of these preventable injuries and deaths occur in driveways or parking lots when drivers are unaware children are near vehicles. Tragically, these drivers are often family members or friends of the injured child. Parents, caregivers, drivers, and kids can all do their part to make sure that children do not share the same space as vehicles. Walk all the way around your parked veh...
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JUN
02

NEVER Leave a Child Alone in a Car - Even for a Minute!

  Almost 50 children died this way last year. • Dial 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a car. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble. • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the window slightly open. Believe it or not, routines and distractions have caused people to mistakenly leave children behind in cars. • Place a cell phone, PDA, purse, briefcase, gym bag or whatever is to be carried from the car on the floor in front of a ch...
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MAY
16

Bay Area Kidfest & Walnut Creek Familyfest 2011


Bay Area Festivals, Inc. is pleased to present two outstanding family events this year: KidFest and FamilyFest, each offer an engaging 3-day weekend of quality live entertainment on 4 stages, activities and sports for children; stimulating learning and exploration; exposing parents to new ideas and opportunities from over 100 arts & crafts and other exhibitors; showcasing community groups dedicated to families and children while celebrating the value and importance of families as a key ...
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MAR
10

Bay Area Kidfest & Walnut Creek Familyfest 2011


Bay Area Festivals, Inc. is pleased to present two outstanding family events this year: KidFest and FamilyFest, each offer an engaging 3-day weekend of quality live entertainment on 4 stages, activities and sports for children; stimulating learning and exploration; exposing parents to new ideas and opportunities from over 100 arts & crafts and other exhibitors; showcasing community groups dedicated to families and children while celebrating the value and importance of families as a key ...
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FEB
08

Contra Costa Firefighters Highlighted in Video


Check out the latest CPF Firevision video showing Contra Costa Professional Firefighters giving back during the holidays, donating bikes for our Bikes for Tykes program. The video can be seen on the link below. CPF Firevision video
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