[brightcove vid=3455351384001&exp3=836564367001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=374678397001&pk=AQ~~,AAAAVzySoEk~,39KWv4t6IXBhr9fjdqt8jJhoVTxYZojR&lbu=http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/napa-death-of-child-in-crash-leads-parents-to-get/vCXTMP/&w=615&h=392]The Contra Costa County Fire District offers free child safety seat inspections to residents of Contra Costa County. Every other month, your local firefighters offer appointments in Concord for parents who w...
Standard practice for fire departments while approaching a roadway incident or vehicle accident is to "protect" the scene with the large fire apparatus. This is to ensure the safety of not only the patients in a vehicle, but also the firefighters, police officers, tow truck drivers, and any other agencies that are working at the scene of the incident. Drivers are sometimes distracted by the emergency lights, cellphones, or interest in the accident scene and may accidentally drive into the fire a...
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KENYON YOUNGSTROM MEMORIAL FUND On September 4, 2012 at approximately 8:20 a.m., CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was assisting another CHP Officer with a traffic stop along southbound I-680, near Livorna Road in Alamo. Officer Youngstrom was shot by the driver of the vehicle and then succumbed to his injuries the following day. Officer Youngstrom was a United States Army Veteran and had been serving the California Highway Patrol for the past seven years. He is survived by his wife, four children, ...
On behalf of the members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, we offer our condolences to the family of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom and the employees of the California Highway Patrol. As fellow Public Safety Officers, we recognize the risk we all take every day in the performance of our duties. Despite our acceptance of these working conditions, it doesn’t make it any easier when we lose a fellow comrade in the Line of Duty. We work side by side with each ot...