SEP
22

Fire Study Does Not Offer Proper Context

Contra Costa Times "Letter to the Editor" from Vince Wells, September 21st, 2013: Fire Study Does Not Offer Proper Context -- There is a perception by some that the Contra Costa Fire District is operating under an outdated service model. The Con Fire board of directors and even the consultant they hired acknowledge that our fire calls have not changed much over the years. Yes, we are responding to more medical emergencies than we are fires. But our core mission is unchanged and the number of fir...
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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
21

**REMINDER** TONIGHT's Final Fitch Study MEETING in Clayton

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 final 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 views of District service delivery an...
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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
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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JUL
31

Contra Costa County Fire Station Closures & Engine Shut Downs

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5 Contra Costa County FPD Fire Stations Closed 7 Fire Engine Crews Shut Down List of Closed Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Stations : Station 4 in Walnut Creek : 700 Hawthorne Drive, Walnut Creek, 94596 Station 11 in Clayton : 6500 Center Street, Clayton, 94517 Station 12 in Martinez : 1240 Shell Avenue, Martinez, 94553 Station 16 in Lafayette : 4007 Los Arabis Drive, Lafayette, 94549 Station 87 in Pittsburg : 800 W. Leland Road, Pittsburg, 94565 Additional...
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JUL
02

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release - July 2 2013

United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release July 2, 2013 For Immediate Release SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS & IMPACT OF FIRE STATION CLOSURES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - JULY 2013 Just three days before July 4, 2013, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the East Contra Costa Fire District were proven to be unable to provide enough resources to respond to the major incidents that are part of the normal operations during this time of the year. Let alone the day ...
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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
12

CCCFPD Fire Station Closures

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December 11th, 2012 Shortly after 7pm the Board of Directors voted unanimously 5-0 with recommendation from the Fire Chief, Daryl Louder, to close four (4) fire stations effective January 15th, 2013. The Fire District presented additional information and analysis regarding the four fire stations identified for closure. Additional information was provided by staff from County EMS staff and American Medical Response regarding the effects on emergency medical first response should the stations clos...
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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 Di...
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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 super...
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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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JUL
30

CCCFPD Fire Board Meeting 07/31/12 - WE NEED YOU!

WE NEED YOU! Show your support tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31st at 10:30 AM. Come to the CCCFPD Fire Board Meeting. The Board will be voting on the Fire District's Parcel Tax. Show your support by attending this meeting. 651 Pine St., Martinez, in the Board of Supervisor's Chambers. See you there! Thank you.
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MAY
26

CCC Board of Supervisors Recognition of Contra Costa County Fire


Several Contra Costa County firefighters and dispatchers were recognized this past Tuesday by the CCC Board of Supervisors for their lifesaving efforts on several different calls. Dispatchers and fire crews were able to make a difference in the lives of 4 people during separate incidents, specifically during cardiac arrests.
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JAN
24

Contra Costa Firefighters Recognized for Lifesaving Actions


Firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in October when they entered a burning residence in Concord and rescued two women. Fire Captains Chris Leimpeter, Chris Christensen and Firefighter Nick Long were honored by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors today at their board meeting. For more of the story click here to go to ABC Channel 7 News .
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NOV
21

East Contra Costa Fire Annual Firefighter Of The Year Award - Capt. Craig Auzenne


Fire Captain Craig Auzenne of East Contra Costa Fire was recently honored as Firefighter of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789. Below is an excerpt from the story posted in the press.net. For the complete story click on the link at the bottom of the page. Fire engines rolling down First Street with sirens blaring and lights flashing are nothing new for downtown Brentwood, but they’re usually headed out, not in. Last weekend, however, it went the other way, as Engine 54 arrived a...
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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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JUL
21

Current Information About East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD)


Firefighters and Family of Firefighters who live within the jurisdiction of the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, we need your help!!!!!!!! Firefighters and family of firefighters, I am Vince Wells, President of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230. The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which provides fire protection, and emergency response to you and your families, is heading for a financial crisis. The financial crisis could ...
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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 RELEASE Contra Costa County - JOHN GIOIA (joy-a) - District One - Board of Supervisors For more information contact: Terrance Cheung; Chief of Staff, Supervisor John Gioia Office 510-374-3231 Cell 415-990-2087 Vince Wells; President, Contra Costa Firefighters Local 1230 Cell 925-768-5374 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2011 - Contra Costa County Firefighter’s Wage Agreement Expected to Save County Millions Contra Costa County, Calif., Contra Costa County Professional Firefighters Local 1230 ...
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JAN
28

Contra Costa Fire Station 84 Opening Ceremony

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Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photographs from Contra Costa Fire's opening ceremony for Fire Station 84 in Pittsburg, California. Photographs will also be added to our website photo gallery at the following link . Check back often as more photos will be added soon.   Station 84 crews in front of CCCFPD Quint 84  
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