Fire Investigations 101 (FIU)

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) is a full service investigative group providing around the clock coverage 365 days a year. The investigation unit currently deploys 3 full time shift investigators working a 48/96 hour schedule that mirrors the firefighters.  This new program was put in place to not only serve the communities better but to provide more efficient expertise to our operations division.  Between the three dedicated investigato...
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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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You & Your Fire Department - Why Every Second Counts...

[youtube=] Orlando Apartment Fire Video and Rescue of a Family: A mother and 4 children are trapped in their apartment bathroom while their apartment is on fire. An Orlando Fire Department dispatcher reassures them and coaches them while firefighters are searching for them inside. The firefighters were able to successfully rescue all 5 family members. This video shows the importance of staffing and response...
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