AUG
27

Annual 9/11 Flag Display in Clayton, CA




This past week, firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Station 11 in Clayton, finished work on their annual flag display. Each year firefighters from the station proudly put out 343 flags on the lawn representing the 343 firefighters killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York. There are also 72 flags on display representing the 72 law enforcement officers killed that day as well. The annual flag display has been done since 2002 as a tribute to all the m...
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SEP
08

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Clayton

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Contra Costa County Fire will be holding a ceremony to mark the 15-year anniversary of Sept 11th this Sunday at 10:00am. The community is invited to attend. Seating is limited to disabled and elderly. The ceremony will be held on the front ramp of Contra Costa County Fire Station 11, located at 6500 Center Street, Clayton. The 30-minute ceremony will include posting of the colors on the flag pole by the United Professional Fire Fighters Local 1230 honor guard. There will also be a special final ...
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AUG
30

9/11 Memorial Flags at Station 11 in Clayton

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Every year firefighters from Station 11 in Clayton, both current and retired, help place these flags to honor and pay tribute to the fallen firefighters on September 11th, 2001. In all, 343 flags are placed to remember those firefighters lost that tragic day in 2001. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family members of the civilians and law enforcement officers that died as a result of the cowardly acts of those terrorists who attacked our country. On behalf of the United Professional...
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SEP
11

9/11 - Never Forget

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Today we honor the thousands of people who lost their lives on 9/11. Take a moment to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of all the first responders and people of New York who risked their lives to save others. Never forget!
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SEP
26

Why Do We Send A Fire Engine To A Medical Emergency?


Many people haven’t thought of what to expect when they dial 911. If they have, they may figure that a call for help means that someone will show up relatively quickly and deal with their problem. If someone were to ask you why you would call 911 you would list a handful of situations. At the top of that list would likely be a medical emergency, fire, burglar and the like. But do you give much thought to who shows up or how they get there and who decided that is the best way to respond to your e...
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MAY
09

7 Things You Might Not Know About Heart Attack Symptoms - by KQED.org

The following is from a KQED.org story and short video on local cardiac care in Contra Costa County. To view the video click on this link:  http://bit.ly/KFSdkJ In our story “Rushing to Save Heart Attack Patients,” we meet Clayton resident Arlene Skuba, who survived a heart attack at 72, after doctors at the John Muir Medical Center in Concord rapidly unclogged her arteries. Just 30 years ago, doctors could only watch patients as they suffered their heart attacks. As many as 20 percent...
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DEC
29

Contra Costa EMS Launching a Comprehensive Primary Stroke System in January 2012

The Contra Costa STROKE System program will consist of a collaborative network of Primary Stroke Centers who work in concert with 9-1-1 Prehospital Providers, to identify patients, who may be victims of stroke and rapidly triage them to stroke centers. Stroke Background: Stroke is a national and local epidemic. It is the third leading cause of death in California and a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke and every three minutes, someone dies of s...
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OCT
17

Two Residents Rescued from Burning Home in Concord - Official Press Release from CCCFPD Fire Marshal

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a fire in a single family home in the 3700 block of Bon Homme Way in Concord at 1:30am this morning. While responding, fire crews were advised of occupants still inside the structure. On their arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the home and were advised by officers from Concord P.D. that people were heard inside the home, but the police officers were not able to enter the structure due to the smoke conditions. Firefig...
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SEP
11

A Letter From Our President - 9/11 Never Forget


By now everyone should be aware that this is the 10th Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. There have been many television specials, special events, news articles, and speeches, reminding us all of the tragic events of that day, over this past week. This day will also be full of memorial services, memorial dedications, and special events dedicated to honoring and remembering those that were lost this date, ten years ago. I have been thinking about how this event took our natio...
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SEP
07

9/11 Ceremony Hosted By SFFD Local 798 and SFPD POA

San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 and the San Francisco Police Officers Association will be commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by honoring those who have fallen. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. All firefighters in attendance are asked to be in Class "A" Uniform. Among attendees will be SF Mayor Ed Lee, California Governor Jerry Brown, and other local dignitaries. This ceremony is just on...
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AUG
12

List of September 11th Events Planned Locally

The following is a list of local 9/11-related events: SF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb : A fun family event where you can pay tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters of FDNY and all others who lost their lives 10 years ago trying to help those in need. The climb is for uniformed members only. It is a non-competitive climb. Whether you climb all 48 stories, do a partial climb or make the climb twice, it should be a great way to remember and never forget. Families can volunteer or just watch i...
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