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 CyrosCongratulations to this year’s winner, Madeleine May! She is the daughter of Robert May of East Contra Costa Fire Protec...
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2011 Lou Paulson Scholarship Winner Announced!

Every year, Local 1230 holds an annual Lou Paulson Scholarship Contest. We had numerous qualified entries this year. We would like to thank all those who encouraged their children to apply.The overall winner of this year’s contest is Nicole Graham, daughter of dispatcher Gillian Graham. Nicole’s essay has been placed on the website for everyone to read.The remaining four scholarships were chosen by random pick from the remaining entrants who had not yet won a scholarship. The winners are: Ed Est...
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Contra Costa County Fire Fighters And Safety Personnel Vote For 10% Pay Cut To Keep Stations Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContra Costa County Fire Fighters and safety personnel vote for 10% pay cut to keep stations open.Martinez, CA – June 22, 2011 – On June 20 and 21, 2011, the members of the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, IAFF Local 1230, voted to take a 10% pay reduction to keep fire stations open.In April of 2011, Local 1230 approached the County Board of Supervisors and requested to open negotiations. Local 1230 acknowledged that due to the economic downturn and l...
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