Local Fire Agencies Assisting with Texas Flooding Rescue Operations

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This past weekend firefighters and other emergency personnel from across the State of California were activated within their CA US&R Teams to respond and assist with the rescue efforts in Texas. In all, eight CA US&R Teams were activated and are now deployed in Texas.  Locally, California US&R Task Force 4 (CA-TF4), based out of the Oakland Fire Department arrived in Texas last night and is now operating in the Houston Area. CA US&R Task Force 4 includes members locally...
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Unattended Stove Top Fire Causes Fire in Bay Point, CA

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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Contra Costa County Fire Receives $6.5 Million SAFER Grant

MARTINEZ - The largest fire district in Contra Costa County, which has been suffering from deep budget cuts, has received a substantial federal grant that officials hope will improve fire and emergency response. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Daryl Louder told county supervisors on Tuesday that he’d accept any temporary financial improvement. “The way the budget was adopted last week, it would call for the closure of several fire stations, a total of five units that would go ...
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