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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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
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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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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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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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
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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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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SEP
21

Reminder for Measure Q Fundraiser in Walnut Creek Saturday Night (9/22)

This is just a reminder about our fundraiser for Measure Q, tomorrow (Saturday 9/22) night in Walnut Creek at Pyramid Ale House. Join the Contra Costa Firefighters and Supervisors Gioia, Glover, Mitchoff and Piepho in supporting YES on Measure Q on September 22nd from 6 pm to 9 pm at Pyramid Ale House, 1410 Locust Street, Walnut Creek. We will also provide live music, entertainment, and silent auctions. Help us maintain Contra Costa County fire and emergency services. Thank you for your support!
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JUN
14

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Public Workshop On Tax Measure


The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will hold a public workshop to discuss the recommended revenue measure on the November ballot. If supported, the additional revenue would be utilized to maintain critical fire and EMS service delivery levels as the Fire District continues to evaluate new models of public safety and create further efficiencies in service delivery. The public workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 26th at 130 pm in the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Cha...
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MAY
19

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Presentation on Tuesday, May 22nd at 930 am

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will be adopting a resolution on Tuesday, May 22nd, declaring May 20-26 as “Emergency Medical Services Week”. This resolution will also include a presentation to several Contra Costa County Fire members for their role in saving the lives of 4 people during separate incidents, specifically during cardiac arrests. The presentations take place at the beginning of the BOS meeting, at approximately 0930.
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OCT
14

Video from Board of Supervisors Meeting on October 4th, 2011 with CCCFPD

Below is the link to the online video of the recent Board of Supervisors Meeting with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District on October 4th, 2011. On the left side of the page you can click and jump to specific agenda items in the video. The Board of Supervisors meets in its capacity as the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District pursuant to Ordinance Code Section 24-2.402. Board of Supervisors Meeting Video - 10/04/11
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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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JUN
29

Contra Costa Supervisors Accept Offer of Firefighter Pay Cuts

MARTINEZ -- The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted Tuesday an offer of 10 percent in pay cuts from its 300 firefighters, dispatchers and fire investigators worth $6.2 million in savings a year. The deal averted threatened closures of as many as four Contra Costa Fire Department stations as the severely strapped district struggled to cope with steady declines in property taxes, its chief source of operating cash. The members of the International Association of Fire Figh...
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JUN
24

News Release from Board of Supervisor John Gioia - County Firefighter's Wage Agreement Expected to Save County Millions

NEWS RELEASEContra Costa County - JOHN GIOIA (joy-a) - District One - Board of SupervisorsFor more information contact:Terrance Cheung; Chief of Staff, Supervisor John GioiaOffice 510-374-3231 Cell 415-990-2087Vince Wells; President, Contra Costa Firefighters Local 1230Cell 925-768-5374FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2011 - Contra Costa County Firefighter’s Wage Agreement Expected to Save County MillionsContra Costa County, Calif., Contra Costa County Professional Firefighters Local 1230 voted to ...
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