DEC
17

Come See Santa at the Firehouse

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County have been in direct contact with Santa Claus, and he has agreed to visit all of our Fire Stations beginning Friday night, December 20th!! Santa's Fire Station Schedule, will be as follows: Friday 12/20 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Station 94, 15 A Street, Knightsen Saturday 12/21 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Station 52, 201 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood Saturday 12/21 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Station 54, 739 First Str...
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AUG
24

United Professional Fire Fighters Of Contra Costa County President Vince Wells Statement On Emergency SAFER Grant For ECCFPD


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District has been awarded a one-time emergency $7.8 million dollar Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week to help them address the significant impacts that the loss of fire stations and firefighters has had on these communities. Since the failure of Measure S, response times have increased beyond safe levels and there are less firefighters available to respond to emergencies...
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JUL
09

Photos Added from LODD Memorial Service for Willie West


We added photos to our photo gallery from the LODD Memorial Service for East Contra Costa Fire Protection District ( ECCFPD ) Fire Engineer Willie West. http://bit.ly/OSMfyf
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JUN
12

Response To Outcome Of June 11th ECCFPD Fire Board Meeting

The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County President Vince Wells response regarding the outcome of the June 11th East Contra Costa Fire Board Meeting: What happened last night at the East Contra Costa County Fire District Board meeting was quite sickening to me. It was an example of what seems to be the latest craze in this country. Let’s engage in an all out war against politicians and labor unions without a plan or any defined leadership. I believe they call it the “mob mental...
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MAY
31

The League of Women Voters has endorsed Measure S

The League of Women Voters has endorsed Measure S! Here is their recent announcement: “The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley endorses Measure S, the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District parcel tax. Measure S preserves existing emergency services, adds paramedic services, and prevents the closure of up to 3 additional fire stations and layoffs of up to half of existing firefighters. It enacts a parcel tax of $197 per year on each parcel in the district, with an annual cost of l...
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MAY
22

Understanding What Truly Is At Stake IF Measure S Fails to Pass

A message to all residents in East Contra Costa County from Vince Wells, President of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, and a local Fire Captain/Paramedic. This is in response to the Contra Costa Times editorial on East Contra Costa Fire's Measure S. Thank you for reading and understanding what truly is at stake here. "It is unfortunate that the Contra Costa Times Editorial Board decided to take a position against Measure S. Their decision to do so is irresponsible and...
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MAY
15

California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Statement on Measure S

Statement issued on May 15th, 2012 from California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Measure S: “As California’s Insurance Commissioner, I am concerned that the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is facing serious budget shortfalls that could significantly impact your homeowners insurance rates. Measure S on the June 5th ballot will protect your current fire protection service. Most insurance companies use a Public Protection Classification program that evaluates key areas of fi...
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MAY
10

Watch Contra Costa Debates About East Contra Costa Parcel Tax on Public Television and Online Soon

Watch Contra Costa debates on public television and online soon. A number of recorded forums and interviews with local candidates and a debate on an East Contra Costa Fire District parcel tax , all headed for the June 5 ballot, have been posted online and will air on public access television channels in the next month. Here’s a rundown of when and where you can watch: Measure S, parcel tax in East Contra Costa Fire District — Hour-long debate between proponent and opponent will air  May 13 ...
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FEB
28

United Professional Fire Fighters of Contra Costa County Issue Statement on East Contra Costa Fire District Special Meeting

“We applaud the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board for taking bold and decisive action to protect East County residents.  This plan will generate critical revenue that will stop dangerous and debilitating cuts to our fire and emergency services.  We urge the residents of East County to protect their homes, businesses, and schools by supporting this measure on June 5 th  and will work to support the measure in every way we can.” -  Vince Wells, President, United Professional Fire Fi...
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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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AUG
31

Over $75,000 Raised for MDA


Wow, wow, wow – we are so excited that Contra Costa County Local 1230 raised over $75,000 for MDA this year!!! Thank you all so much for your hard work coordinating the details, recruiting fire fighters and running around filling the boot for MDA!!!! Do you know that over the last three years you’ve raised over $184,000 for MDA? What does that mean to MDA families? That means that you have provided MDA services for 76 local families which includes a week of summer camp, wheelchair repairs, 4 cli...
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JUN
02

2011 Blues Brews and BBQ Festival in Brentwood


Local 1230 members barbecuing at the Blues Brews & BBQ event on the Streets of Brentwood Mall. Engines 52 & 88 gave kids a tour of the rigs and shook hands with the public. On Sunday, May 29th, Local 1230 took 3rd in the inaugural backyard BBQ competition.
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APR
05

East Contra Costa Fire Horse Rescue


East Contra Costa Fire Crews from Engines 94, 54, & 59 recently did an outstanding job along with Contra Costa County Animal Services in rescuing a retired race horse. Crews were able to rescue "Willie" from a large hole and "Willie" is now recovering and doing fine. View our photo gallery for more photos.
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MAR
03

Press Advisory - East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District PRESS ADVISORY Fire District Workshop – March 7, 2011 Future Fire District Services At Risk CONTACT: Hugh Henderson, Fire Chief Work: 925 240-2131 Cell: 925-260-7503 The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors has scheduled a public workshop to discuss future Fire District services provided to several East Contra Costa County communities - and to hear from the community. Due to the ongoing struggling economy, which has significantl...
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FEB
14

East Contra Costa Firefighters 2010 MDA "Fill the Boot" Photos Added

East Contra Costa Firefighters 2010 MDA Fill The Boot
East Contra Costa Firefighters Check out our Facebook page and photo gallery on our website for photos from the East Contra Costa Firefighters and their 2010 MDA "Fill the Boot." Thanks for your support!
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