United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa CountyPress ReleaseFirefighter's Charity Ball Incident October 26, 2016Walnut Creek, CA On October 22, 2016 the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, hosted its 2nd Annual Firefighters Ball. The Ball is also a fundraiser for our Bikes for Tykes Charity. The money donated to this charity is used to buy bikes for needy children during the Christmas season. This event was a huge success, raising more than...
December 11th, 2012Shortly 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 close...
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NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 12, 2012Contact: Deborah BassPublic Affairs Mgr.(925) 771-6112 - office(925) 260-4670 - [email protected]RST WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE BIRD OF 2012 CONFIRMEDWEST NILE VIRUS SEASON BEGINS EARLY FOR CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CONCORD, CALIFORNIA - - The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting a stellar jay from Pleasant Hill has tested positive for West Nile virus. This confirmation th...
“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 5th and will work to support the measure in every way we can.”- Vince Wells, President, United Professional Fire Fight...
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Investigators, assisted by the Pittsburg Police Department, arrested arson suspect, Thomas Hartman, 53 years old, from Pittsburg late Thursday afternoon December 15th after a Superior Court Judge issued a warrant for his arrest.Hartman was identified as the suspect in a very complex and lengthy serial arson investigation conducted by Fire District Investigators over the past six months led by Investigator Vic Massenkoff. The investigation occurre...
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.Firefigh...
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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 RecipientsSACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris will present thirteen public safety officers with the ...
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 clin...
Subject: FIRE HYDRANT TAMPERINGRelease Date: July 16th, 2011Contact: Randy Champion, Fire Prevention Captain Fire Investigation Unit Supervisor [email protected] Office 925-383-5018 Cell NUMEROUS FIRE HYDRANTS TAMPERED WITH IN CENTRAL CONTRA COSTA COUNTYDuring a two hour period last night, unknown persons opened over a dozen fire hydrants in at least eleven different locations...
NEWS RELEASEContra Costa County - JOHN GIOIA (joy-a) - District One - Board of SupervisorsFor more information contact:Terrance Cheung; Chief of Staff, Supervisor John GioiaOffice 510-374-3231 Cell 415-990-2087Vince Wells; President, Contra Costa Firefighters Local 1230Cell 925-768-5374FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23, 2011 - Contra Costa County Firefighter’s Wage Agreement Expected to Save County MillionsContra Costa County, Calif., Contra Costa County Professional Firefighters Local 1230 voted to ...
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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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