NOV
17

Celebration of Life for Rodney Bruce, Retired CCCFPD Captain

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Rodney Bruce was born on March 23, 1953 and died of a sudden heart attack on November 8, 2018 while doing one of his favorite past times as a retiree; hanging out with friends.  Rodney better know as “Rod” was a resident of Brentwood Ca when he passed but was a long standing resident of Martinez, California. Rod graduated from Alhambra High School and began a career with Contra Costa County Fire Protection District shortly after in 1976.  Rod promoted through the ranks spending over 20...
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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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MAR
13

Job Announcement For FIREFIGHTER – RECRUIT and FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC RECRUIT

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ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is seeking enthusiastic women and men interested in establishing a challenging career in the fire service. Firefighters and Firefighter - Paramedics employed by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District engage directly in firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster responses, fire prevention, public education, and community service. No prior firefighting experien...
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JAN
25

Meal Train Established For One of Our Own Who's Battling Cancer

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TakeThemAMeal.com has established a meal train/meal schedule on behalf of retired Pinole Fire Captain Rich Voisey and his family. Rich is a retired Pinole Fire Captain as well as a previous Vice President of our organization. He has been battling cancer for quite some time and has recently been put in the care of hospice. The Voisey family has requested assistance with dinners. This will allow them to spend more time with Rich during his final days. We would like to aim for 3 dinners a week. The...
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JAN
16

Reopening of CCCFPD Station 11 and Staffing of EMS Squad 1

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is proud to announce that effective today (1/16/15) at 8:00 am the Fire District will restaff Fire Station 11 in Clayton and staff EMS Squad 1 from Station 1 in Walnut Creek. This expansion in their staffing with the addition of two operational units will greatly improve their response capacity to better serve the communities. After several years of service reductions which included the closing of five fire stations and de-staffing of two addition...
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DEC
09

MAJOR STORM TO IMPACT AREA WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY

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The National Weather Service (NWS) San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area has issued an alert for a powerful storm system that will begin to spread rain into the North Bay by Wednesday afternoon and  spread south overnight. Heavy rain, possible thunderstorms, and strong winds are expected through Thursday evening across the entire area. Be prepared for possible widespread downed trees and power lines, urban and small stream flooding, possible flash flooding, and debris flows. Possibility of 1.5" -...
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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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AUG
29

CCCFPD Fire Academy 46 Graduation

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Congratulations to the 17 recruit firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Academy #46 who will graduate this morning in Concord. Some of these new recruits will be working on your neighborhood fire engine starting tomorrow morning! Best of luck to them during their probation assignments.
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JUN
26

LODD: Chula Vista Fire Investigator Samuel Escalante

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Chula Vista Firefighters Local 2180 is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Fire Investigator Samuel Escalante. Escalante died from a job-related he art attack at the age of 43. Samuel Escalante began work with the City of Chula Vista Fire Department in February of 2006 as the city's first Fire Prevention Engineer. Prior to joining Chula Vista, he was a Fire Protection Engineer in the Navy. Sam was highly technical and very thorough. Besides being the Fire Department’s “go to” for high...
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MAY
05

Start Of 2014 Wildland Fire Season In The Bay Area

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APR
28

CCCFPD Lateral Job Announcements for Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) has established a lateral entry recruitment program for skilled Firefighters and Firefighter-Paramedics. Deadline is this Friday, May 2nd at 5:00 pm. Read announcements for details: Lateral Firefighter Lateral Firefighter-Paramedic
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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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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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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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AUG
28

Contra Costa County Firefighters Assist Fairfield (CA) FD with Large 7-Alarm Conflagration

On many levels this incident demonstrates how quickly a conflagration can develop and the importance of effective prevention, hazard mitigation, and response capabilities of a local fire department. Fire crews from around the area including crews from Contra Costa County Fire and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District assisted in the firefighting efforts through an initial attack/immediate need County Strike Team. http://bit.ly/14D1sfi  
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AUG
18

LODD: Fire Captain/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight of Los Angeles City Fire Department

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It is with great sadness that  United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112  announce the loss of one of their own in the line of duty. Fire Captian/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight  passed away in the fire station on Monday, August 12. The Los Angeles County Coroner will perform a detailed investigation into the cause, time and manner of Captain McKnight's passing. McKnight, 51, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is survived by his wife, teenage daughter and pre-teen son, as well as ...
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APR
30

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 ...
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MAR
07

Move Your Clocks Forward, Test Your Smoke Alarm

We'll all lose an hour of sleep when we turn the clocks forward on Sunday, March 10. And that's a great wake-up call to change (and test) our smoke alarm batteries. For the best protection (and peace of mind), install smoke alarms on every level of the home, outside every sleeping area and in every bedroom. If batteries were recently changed, it's still very important to conduct your monthly test of your smoke alarms. It could save a life! Did you know that having a working smoke alarm reduces a...
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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
06

Today is Election Day - Vote YES on Q!

Today is Election Day. Polls in CCC will be open until 800 pm. To find a polling place click the link below. We have disseminated a lot of factual information over the past few months regarding what is at stake if Measure Q fails. We have done numerous outreach events in order to educate the public as to what the Fire District does for the community and the numerous services we provide. A lot is at stake if the Measure fails! Please make an informed decision, and remember to vote. Remind your fa...
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OCT
14

Help Support Measure Q!


Your help is needed. Support measure Q by phone banking October 17 and 18 from 530 pm to 800 pm. BBQ will be provided for those who attend. If you're not comfortable calling, come out, eat, and walk some neighborhoods with us. Thank you for your support! United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County 112 Blue Ridge Drive Martinez, CA 94553 (925)932-1230 www.contracostafirefighters.org
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AUG
30

Fundraiser For The Committee To Protect Contra Costa Fire and Emergency Services


Join us! Champion $5,000 Host $2,500 Sponsor $1,000 Single Ticket $50 For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected] or call Bonnie Sublett 510-231-4800. RSVP by September 18th Saturday, September 22nd 6 pm to 9 pm Pyramid Ale House 1410 Locust Street, Walnut Creek
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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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MAY
14

Prepare and Educate Yourself for Wildfires Before They Happen!

With Wildfire Awareness Week behind us, stay prepared & educate yourself on steps to prepare for wildfire before it happens. Wildfires are a natural, periodic occurrence in California. In an average year, wildfires burn 900,000 acres of California’s timber and grasslands. In 2007, one of the most severe fire years in state history, nearly 4,000 homes and numerous lives were lost. http://bit.ly/bCLXTC LINK to California Governor Brown Proclamation for Wildfire Awareness Week - May 6-12, 2012
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MAR
16

LODD Notice - CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Operator Gordie Varney

CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Operator Gordie Varney CDF Firefighters Local 2881 is saddened report the loss of one of their own in the line of duty. CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Gordie F. Varney , 55, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Varney died of job-related colon cancer. Memorial A Memorial Service is planned for next week to honor Varney. WHEN: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. WHERE : Mariposa Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa, California 95338; (209) 966-2432. ADDI...
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MAR
04

LODD - Line of Duty Death Notice


Cottonwood Fire Captain Mark Ratledge It is with deep regret that Cottonwood firefighters announce the death of Fire Captain Mark Ratledge.  Rateledge was struck and killed by a pick-up truck while on the scene of a vehicle accident.  He was 35 years old. Captain Ratledge is a great friend, co-worker and firefighter.  Mark came to the Cottonwood Fire Department in November 2003 as a volunteer firefighter.  He had worked for the U.S. Forest Service and seasonally part-time wit...
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JAN
30

Becoming A Firefighter Workshop - February 26th, 2012

Have you ever wondered how to be successful in the entry level Firefighter hiring process? Looking back 16 years ago we had no idea how to approach the task of becoming a career firefighter. However, it is now very clear that, if we had the information and experience that the "Becoming a Firefighter Workshop" provides we would have been significantly more prepared and definitely got hired sooner. As a result of our mission to assist firefighter candidates in being more prepared for the hiring pr...
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DEC
22

400+ Bikes Delivered to Local Kids and Families


Over 400+ tricycles, push bikes, and bikes complete with helmets delivered to local kids and families on Tuesday, December 20th. Many happy kids with big smiles this holiday season. Thank you to all firefighters who volunteered their time with our Bikes for Tykes Charity and thank you to everyone in the community who help make this program a success each and every holiday season! Happy Holidays. Bikes for Tykes Charity Program
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DEC
11

LODD Notice - Coalinga Firefighter/EMT Jonathan Terra

Coalinga Fire Department and Coalinga Firefighters Association regret to announce the loss of one of their own. Firefighter Jonathan Terra passed away December 8th 2011 at the age of 36. “Johnny” had been involved with the department since he was 8 years old. For the past five years, Terra served as a Firefighter/EMT with the Coalinga Fire Department. Prior to that, he spent 13 years as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. Brother Terra was also involved in the Coalinga Firefighters Association and Coal...
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NOV
21

Rodeo-Hercules Fire District To Close 1 of 2 Fire Stations In January 2012


Beginning in January 2012, Rodeo-Hercules Fire will be temporarily closing 1 of 2 fire stations in their district. Here is the story that is now posted on the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Department website: CITIZENS of RODEO and HERCULES The Rodeo Hercules Fire District provides service from two fire stations in the communities of Rodeo and Hercules. In 2010 our members responded to over 2000 incidents, including fires, rescues and cardiac incidents. In addition they assisted in helping our neighbors in...
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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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NOV
14

LODD: Long Beach Engineer Darren Rockett


Long Beach Firefighters Local 372  is saddened to announce the death of one of their own in the line of duty. LBFD Engineer Darren Rockett  succumbed this past week to job-related illness a few days before his 48th birthday. Engineer Rockett was a 14-year veteran of Long Beach Fire, having been appointed in September of 1997. During his career, Engineer Rockett earned numerous commendations for his performance as a firefighter as well as his work with at-risk youth. One of those many c...
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NOV
05

Move Your Clocks Back & Change Your Batteries SATURDAY Night


When it’s time to "fall back" and change the clocks on Sunday, Nov. 6th, make sure to check the batteries in all of your smoke alarms - it could save your life. Did you know that having a working smoke alarm reduces a person's chance of dying in a fire by half? For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. Smoke alarms should be mounted high on walls or ceilings, and tested monthly. It's important to replace smoke al...
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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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OCT
09

Fire Prevention Week - October 9th-15th, 2011


This year, Fire Prevention Week is October 9th through the 15th. The theme this year is "Protect Your Family from Fire". Please make sure you follow some of these basic fire safety tips: Have working smoke alarms in your home & make sure you change the battery at least once per year. Have a Fire Escape Plan and know two ways out. Be sure the pathways out of your house are clear of any type of obstacles. Practice your fire escape plan and designate a family meeting place. If you are caught in...
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OCT
08

Local Firefighters Go PINK For Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 have joined with Susan G. Komen to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year your local firefighters have decided to join in the fundraising efforts. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for calendar year 2011 are over 250,000 new cases. In addition over 39,000 women will die from this disease. Of all women 1 in...
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SEP
13

Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor Award Ceremony

Governor Jerry Brown will be presenting Engineer/Paramedic Dave Manzeck the 2010 Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award Wednesday, September 14th at the State Capitol. This award is being given to him for the rescue he performed in the Walnut Creek Channel on April 11th, 2010. ### Governor Brown to Honor Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Recipients SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris will present thirteen public safety officers with t...
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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
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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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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JUN
08

SFFD LODD Memorial Services and Trust Account Information


SFFD LODD Memorial Services: The joint funeral mass for Brothers Perez and Valerio will be held Friday, June 10th at 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA. A vigil for both brothers will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. Map & Directions SFFD LODD Trust Accounts: A trust account to benefit the families of Lt. Perez and Firefighter Valerio has been established through SF Fire C...
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