APR
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2013 Fire Season Begins in Contra Costa County

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Contra Costa County Fire has started full wildland responses effective today, Tuesday, April 30th as fire season has begun in Contra Costa County.The 2013 fire season is upon us. This winter saw below average rainfall for California and the County. Recent hot weather, coupled with wind events, has lead to premature drying of the light fuels and lower than normal fuel moistures in the Medium and Heavy wildland fuels. Early brush fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties demonstrated rapid rates o...
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DEC
22

CCCFPD - Press Release for Serial Arsonist Arrest

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Investigators, assisted by the Pittsburg Police Department, arrested arson suspect, Thomas Hartman, 53 years old, from Pittsburg late Thursday afternoon December 15th after a Superior Court Judge issued a warrant for his arrest.Hartman was identified as the suspect in a very complex and lengthy serial arson investigation conducted by Fire District Investigators over the past six months led by Investigator Vic Massenkoff. The investigation occurre...
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JUL
19

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Press Release - 07/16/11

Subject:         FIRE HYDRANT TAMPERINGRelease Date: July 16th, 2011Contact:           Randy Champion, Fire Prevention Captain                            Fire Investigation Unit Supervisor                            [email protected] Office                            925-383-5018 Cell  NUMEROUS FIRE HYDRANTS TAMPERED WITH IN CENTRAL CONTRA COSTA COUNTYDuring a two hour period last night, unknown persons opened over a dozen fire hydrants in at least eleven different locations...
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JUL
01

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal in Contra Costa County*

Just a reminder, that the sale, possession, or discharge of fireworks, including sparklers and other so-called "safe & sane" fireworks is illegal in Contra Costa County, 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. Fireworks Poster
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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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JUN
22

Contra Costa County Fire Fighters And Safety Personnel Vote For 10% Pay Cut To Keep Stations Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContra Costa County Fire Fighters and safety personnel vote for 10% pay cut to keep stations open.Martinez, CA – June 22, 2011 – On June 20 and 21, 2011, the members of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, IAFF Local 1230, voted to take a 10% pay reduction to keep fire stations open.In April of 2011, Local 1230 approached the County Board of Supervisors and requested to open negotiations. Local 1230 acknowledged that due to the economic downturn and l...
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