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13

2019 Scholarship Contest Winner

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Every year we hold the annual Lou Paulson Scholarship Contest. We had nine students who submitted exceptional flyers or essays on this year’s topic:  Please create a one (1) page original flyer or essay that you would pass out to your neighbors to help educate them on disaster preparedness.  “Remember: When disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed”- Steven Cyros Congratulations to this year’s winner, Madeleine May! She is the daughter of Robert May of East Contra Costa Fire Pro...
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AUG
07

2019 California Firefighters Memorial -- Names to be Added to the Memorial Wall


The California Fire Foundation is hosting the 17 th  Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony to honor California's fallen firefighters and their loved ones. This year, the names of 34 fallen heroes will be added to the Memorial Wall. This year's ceremony will be held on September 28, 2019 in Sacramento's Capitol Park.   For more information about the event,  click here . 
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JUN
21

Fill the Boot Thank You to the Community

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to generously donate to our annual Fill the Boot charity drive. At two different locations this past month we were able to raise over $22,000 for the MDA ! For 60 years, Fill the Boot has been a firefighter tradition - giving families affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases hope for the future and support for the present. Every year your local firefighters dedicate their time off from work to help raise money for the  Muscular Dystrop...
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SEP
26

15th Anniversary CA Firefighters Memorial Ceremony - Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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The California Fire Foundation  invites you to join us in remembering the sacrifice of our fallen heroes at the  15th Anniversary California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony  on  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:30am  in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. On  Friday, September 29, 2017 ,  a special evening tribute  will be held marking the 15th Anniversary of the California Firefighters Memorial. The tribute will include a solemn candlelight procession to the...
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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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AUG
18

Scholarship Contest Winner

August 17, 2017 ___________________________________________________ Every year we hold the annual Lou Paulson Scholarship Contest. We had nine students who wrote exceptional essays on this year’s topic: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right to work.' It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. It is supported by Southern segregationists who are trying to keep us from achieving our civil rights and our right of e...
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JUL
27

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2017

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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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MAY
10

Show Your Support For Veterans On Wednesday, May 11

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In honor of Military Appreciation Month, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, your local firefighters from across Contra Costa County will be wearing their camouflage tee-shirts.     Our organization started a camouflage shirt campaign to support local veteran organizations. Throughout the year you will see personnel from Contra Costa Fire, East Contra Costa Fire, Moraga-Orinda Fire, Rodeo-Hercules, Pinole, and El Cerrito Fire wearing their camouflage shirts. These shirts are sold for $2...
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DEC
03

Toys for Tots Program Accepting Toys Now Through December 18th, 2015

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Your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire stations and Administration Office in Pleasant Hill are once again collecting new, unwrapped toys, and stuffed animals. These toys are collected by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for their Toys for Tots program and then distributed to children in the area.   Donations are now being accepted and will continue through December 18th. Late donations after December 18th can be made at the Concord Marine Corps location (see address list...
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NOV
19

Turkey Fryer Safety Information Video

Before making plans to fry your holiday bird, we urge you to watch this video to see how things can quickly go wrong. We have more turkey fryer safety information located on our homepage at www.contracostafirefighters.org https://youtu.be/Kspx1oOP_fE
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NOV
11

Veteran's Day

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On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members who have proudly protected our country & serve honorably. Thank you for your service to our Country! “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
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OCT
18

California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2015

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On Saturday, October 17th, 2015, family and friends of California Professional Firefighters gathered in Sacramento for the annual California Firefighter's Memorial. This year's ceremony was personal for many of us as the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County remembered one of our own, brother Richard Voisey from the Pinole Fire Department. Brother Rich served over 35 years with the Pinole Fire Department from the ranks of volunteer to Fire Captain. Rich touched many lives of th...
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SEP
27

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the fifth year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been estimated that there are over 233,000 new cases each year and over 40,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,400 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Cos...
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JUL
20

Brothers Matt & Scott Tribute

July 21st is a solemn date for the members of Contra Costa Professional Firefighters Local 1230. It is the day we remember our brothers Matt Burton and Scott Desmond. On this date in 2007 Matt and Scott were killed in a residential structure fire in San Pablo. There is not a day that goes by that we don't remember our brothers. The following video is a tribute that was shown at their memorial in 2007. We ask that you watch and remember with us the lives and memories of our co workers, friends an...
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JUN
27

Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County

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Just a reminder that ALL fireworks of any kind including the "safe and sane" type are ILLEGAL in Contra Costa County. Sale, possession or discharge of fireworks is illegal, constitutes a misdemeanor and is a violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance, section 44-2.002 Being in the 4th year of a major drought, local vegetation is extremely dry and fires can spread rapidly. Weather is forecast to be in the upper 80's to 100 degrees in the week leading up to the 4th of July. Please take extra preca...
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MAY
30

MDA Fill The Boot Fundraising Information 2015


Members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County, will kick off the firefighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign by fanning out across the county with boots in hand. For this year’s Fill the Boot, members of the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County are making an effort to raise $100,000 over the course of two days to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s mission here in the Bay Area. Members will be out at the locations listed below on...
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MAY
23

Thank You For Your Service On This Memorial Day Weekend

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Thank you to all the service men & women who have served our country so proudly and those who continue to protect our freedom!    
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NOV
25

Turkey Fryer Safety Information

As many of you prepare for a Thanksgiving meal please keep the following safety tips in mind if using a turkey fryer this year. Below is a video demonstrating the hazards of frying a turkey. Turkey fryer hazards: - Many units easily tip over, spilling the hot oil from the cooking pot. If the cooking pot is overfilled with oil, the oil may spill out of the unit when the turkey is placed into the cooking pot. Oil may hit the burner or flames, causing a fire to engulf the entire unit. - Partially f...
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NOV
24

Toys For Tots Program At Contra Costa County Fire District Stations

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It's that time of the year again. Every "Contra Costa County Fire District" Fire Station are now accepting new, unwrapped toys (new stuffed animals are allowed) for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Fire District Administration Office in Pleasant Hill off Geary Rd. will also be collecting donated toys. Toys will be accepted at fire stations through December 18th, 2014, after which time any donations will need to be brought to the Concord Marine Corps. location...
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NOV
11

Veteran's Day 2014

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On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members who have proudly protected our country & served honorably. Thank you for your service to our Country!
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NOV
10

Thank You For Your Donations Today in Antioch

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Firefighters from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were out in Antioch today helping raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Throughout the year the agencies that comprise the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County volunteer their time by standing at street corners & intersections in different cities to collect donations from drivers. Every dollar collected is given to the MDA to help fund research, provide community services and educate the...
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SEP
30

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Local Firefighters in PINK

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October has been declared by Congress to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to support the American Cancer Society and bring awareness to our communities, for the Month of October, you may see many of your local firefighters wearing PINK T-shirts. Contra Costa County Fire , Moraga-Orinda Fire , El-Cerrito/Kensington Fire , East Contra Costa Fire and Rodeo-Hercules Fire have adopted similar programs each with the intent of bringing awareness to this cancer that can can affect bot...
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SEP
22

2014 Bikes for Tykes Golf Tournament Cancelled

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The 2014 Bikes for Tykes Golf Tournament is cancelled. To those that have RSVP'd for the charity tournament we would like to apologize and regret we had to cancel the tournament this year. Please stay tuned for upcoming events. We look forward to your support. - Paolo and Chris
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AUG
01

Back to School Safety Tips

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With summer coming to an end Safe Kids USA reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school. Safe Kids USA recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all...
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JUL
21

President Wells' Speech From Annual CCCFPD Memorial Service

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To those that were not in attendance at today's memorial service in Concord at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Training Division, we would like to share President Wells' speech: On behalf of the members of Local 1230 I wou ld like to thank you for coming to this memorial service to join us as we remember our fallen firefighters. I would like to extend a special thanks to the Local 1230 Honor Guard for their participation in this service and for the many other services they provi...
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JUN
28

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County*

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District  Fire Investigator Vic Massenkoff speaks on camera (link below) about the dangers of illegal fireworks and how common they have become in the County each Fourth of July. http://www.tout.com/m/uve6dd As a reminder, the sale, possession, o r discharge of fireworks, including sparklers and other so-called "safe & sane" fireworks is illegal in Contra Costa County, and constitutes a misdemeanor and is a violation of Contra Costa County Ordinance S...
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MAY
05

Start Of 2014 Wildland Fire Season In The Bay Area

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MAR
08

Change Clocks / Change Your Batteries

Take a moment this Sunday, March 9th, 2014 when you move your clocks forward make sure you change your batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE! [youtube=http://youtu.be/XJ5yQ94i67k]
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JAN
04

5th Annual Mr. Lucky's Crab Feed Benefit

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Sunday, January 19th from 2 pm - 5 pm Pasta, Salad, Bread & Lots of Fresh Crab! **Pre Pay $45 per Person** Please sign up & make payment by January 13th To purchase tickets and RSVP contact our office at (925) 932-1230 or Mr. Lucky's at (925) 933-7778 Mr. Lucky's Pleasant Hill 2618 Pleasant Hill Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 933-7778 ***** $10 per person will be donated to the United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230 “Bikes for Tykes” Program! Contra ...
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NOV
10

Veteran's Day 2013

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On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members who have proudly protected our country & served honorably. Thank you for your service to our Country!
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NOV
06

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Toy Drive

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It's that time of year! All Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Stations and Administrative Office in Pleasant Hill have begun collecting new, unwrapped toys and toys in the original packaging (new stuffed animals are allowed) for their annual Toys For Tots campaign. All donated toys are picked up by the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in Concord and distributed to children. Toys can be dropped off at any of the CCCFPD Stations through December 22nd . After 12/22 residents can take...
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OCT
30

REMINDER - Change Your Clocks and Check Smoke Detectors

REMINDER : Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning so remember to change your clocks back before you go to bed. As a reminder each year, we encourage you to check your smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries. These two devices have shown over and over and many times this past year in Contra Costa County that they save lives! The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District offers a free smoke detector program if you meet certain qualifications. If you are: 60 ...
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OCT
30

Halloween Safety Tip

Halloween Safety Tip : Make sure your kids are safe and seen on Halloween! Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed than any other day of the year. Make it easier for drivers to see kids out at night. Give your child a flashlight or glow stick to carry at night, or attach retroreflective material to their costumes or bags. -- content provided by  Safe Kids USA http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/skw_halloween_2013_visibility_flyer-color_copy.pdf
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OCT
12

3rd Annual CCCFPD Car Seat Event, Monday October 14th, 2013


  Nationally, statistics show that 3 out of 4 car seats are not properly used or installed correctly! Take the time to ensure your child is safe and that their car seat is installed the correct way. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting their 3rd Annual Car Seat Inspection Event on Monday, October 14th, 2013 from 1000 am to 1200 noon. The event is free to the public and will be located at the Fire District Training Division, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord, 94518. No ap...
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OCT
09

Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2013

It's Fire Prevention Week! This year's theme is all about kitchen fire safety - did you know that kitchen and cooking related fires account for the largest percentage of residential fires in the Contra Costa County Fire District? Here are some other facts about cooking related fires nationwide: •Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen. •Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires. •Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking...
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OCT
01

Contra Costa County Firefighters Going PINK for October!

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For the third year in a row, your local Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters will be wearing pink to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has been estimated that there are over 225,000 new cases each year and over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Approximately 2,050 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 400 of them will die. As you can see, breast cancer is not just a women's disease. Starting on Monday, October 7th for two w...
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SEP
14

National Child Safety Seat Week September 15-21, 2013

Is your child's car seat properly installed? National statistics show that year after year 3 out of 4 car seats are improperly installed or have been subject to a safety recall. Some of these errors could cause injury or death to a child if involved in a vehicle accident. September 15th-21st is National Child Safety Seat week sponsored by NHTSA . Find out if your child's car seat is installed correctly by having it inspected by a certified & trained child passenger safety technician at a loc...
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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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JUL
21

Six Year Anniversary Of Line Of Duty Deaths In Contra Costa County

It was on this day 6 years ago, when Fire Captain Matt Burton and Fire Engineer Scott Desmond of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, paid the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty attempting to rescue Mr. and Mrs. Moore. This tragic event took place on Michelle Drive in Montalvin Manor, San Pablo. All four lives were lost leaving behind family and friends who cherished their them. Both Matt and Scott left behind their parents, wives and children. Matt with two...
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JUN
27

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County*

Reminder *ALL Fireworks Are Illegal In Contra Costa County* The sale, possession, or discharge of fireworks, including sparklers and other so-called "safe & sane" fireworks is illegal in Contra Costa County, and 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. Thank you. Click on the link below for a list of lo...
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JUN
08

Thank You for Your Donations This Past Week

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Thank you to everyone who donated to our "Fill the Boot" charity drive this past week. With the three locations we collected money at we raised over $12,000. We will be having several other charity drives later this year throughout the County. With your generous donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) it will help fund research, provide community services and educate the public on muscular dystrophy and other diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. Thank you again!
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JUN
02

Firefighters "Filling the Boot" For MDA

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Your local firefighters in Contra Costa County will be out again this year raising money for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Firefighters will be at intersections in Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Pleasant Hill this week holding firefighting boots accepting any amount of monetary donations for the MDA. The MDA helps fund research, provides community services and educates the public on muscular dystrophy and other diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. The dates and locations are as foll...
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NOV
16

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Toy Drive


All CCCFPD Fire Stations have begun collecting new, unwrapped toys and toys in the original packaging (new stuffed animals are allowed) for their annual Toys For Tots campaign. All donated toys are picked up by the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in Concord and distributed to children. Toys can be dropped off at any of the CCCFPD Stations through December 20th. After 12/20 residents can take their toy donations to the Marines drop off location at: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots Program...
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NOV
11

Veteran's Day


On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members. Thank you for your service to our Country!
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NOV
03

Reminder: Change Your Batteries Tonight When You Move Your Clocks Back

Reminder: when you change your clocks back 1 hour tonight, please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors. These devices have proven to save lives, with several instances this past year locally in Contra Costa County. The CCCFPD also has a smoke detector program available if you meet the following minimum requirements:If you are... 60 years or older, you own your own home or, you are disabled, you are qualified to receive a free smoke alarm with inst...
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SEP
19

CCCFPD 2nd Annual Car Seat Event - Monday, October 1st, 1000 Am To Noon


The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting their 2nd Annual Car Seat Inspection Event on Monday, October 1st, 2012 from 1000 am to 1200 noon. The event is free to the public and will be located at the Fire District Training Division, 2945 Treat Blvd., Concord, 94518. No appointment is necessary for this event. Firefighters that are nationally trained child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to educate parents & caregivers with the proper installation of child ...
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AUG
31

Bikes For Tykes Charity Program Annual Golf Tournament


Bikes for Tykes Annual Golf Tournament Friday, September 14, 2012 11:00 am LUNCH 1:00pm SHOTGUN START $150 golfer Diablo Creek Golf Course 4050 Port Chicago Highway Concord, CA 94520 The Contra Costa County Firefighters have raised and donated money and items to support our organization for the last 20 plus years. Our Bikes for Tykes program began with an engine company crew in Martinez rebuilding bikes for some of the less fortunate neighborhood children and giving them away at Christmas. Over ...
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AUG
06

National Night Out 2012 - August 7th

Fire crews from Contra Costa County Fire will be participating again this year with National Night Out events. Events are planned for San Pablo, Antioch and Concord tomorrow night, August 7th. National Night Out events across the Nation involve neighborhoods, public safety agencies, civic groups, businesses, and others, in order to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, and strengthen partnerships with law enforcement.
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JUL
20

Five Year Anniversary – CCCFPD Fallen Firefighter Memorial


The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will hold a public ceremony on Saturday, July 21st at 9:30 am to remember and honor all of those of our Fire District family lost in the line of duty that are commemorated on the memorial wall at the Training Division at 2945 Treat Blvd. in Concord. The memorial wall contains the names of 16 firefighters lost in the line of duty in the Fire District since 1969. Those individuals identified on our memorial wall were committed to serving our citizen...
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MAY
30

2012 Chili Cook Off / June 17th / Todos Santos Park - Benefiting Bikes for Tykes Charity


Your local firefighters, law enforcement and your District Attorney will be hosting our annual Chili Cook Off benefiting the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Bikes for Tykes Program. The event will take place at Todos Santos Park in Concord on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17th. The Chili Cook Off will be one of many events taking place that day at the "Dad Day in the Plaza" brought to you in part by the City of Concord. Also during the event will be: Brewing Network Ant...
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MAY
26

Bay Area KidFest Has Started Today in Concord

Bay Area KidFest has started today in Concord! Bay Area KidFest is your place for family fun this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 28, 2012 from 10-6. Contra Costa County Firefighters are on hand to talk to families and children about fire safety! Fire crews will be rotating through the weekend to display their different apparatus and equipment for the public. FREE SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS Live Shark Experience 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. daily Da Island Way music and dance 3:30 p.m. daily Hoop...
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MAY
14

Bay Area KidFest Comes to Concord this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2012


Bay Area KidFest is your place for family fun this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 28, 2012 from 10-6. Contra Costa County Firefighters will be on hand to talk to families and children about fire safety! FREE SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS Live Shark Experience 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. daily Da Island Way music and dance 3:30 p.m. daily Hoop Play hula hoop fun all day Sun. & Mon. "The Lion Dance" with Concord Kung Fu Academy 1:30 p.m. Kids Town America open all day Ronald McDonald Show 12 noo...
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AUG
13

Contra Costa Firefighters MDA Fill the Boot - August 29th & 30th


Contra Costa Firefighters will be participating in the annual MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The campaign will occur on August 29th & 30th from 9-3 in three locations: Walnut Creek at Ygnacio Valley & N. California, Pleasant Hill at Contra Costa Blvd & Taylor, and Concord at Clayton & Treat. Please stop by and help support this important cause!
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