JAN
07

Creek & Flood Control Channel Safety

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With the rainy season upon us our normally calm creeks and channels can become full of swift moving water and debris without warning. Please stay out of the creeks and channels and Stay Alive! Take advantage of this opportunity to speak to our children and friends about the dangers of fast moving storm water and the almost certain fate that awaits anyone who goes into rain swollen creeks and channels.The flood control channels are part of our community’s infrastructure and, like freeways or rail...
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SEP
26

Joint Venture with the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office

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In 2015 the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District began a partnership with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to provide an increased level of service for the Sheriff's Air Support Unit (ASU), using their two helicopters, STARR 1 & STARR 3. This partnership has provided an enhanced cability of their helicopters, while providing a broadened scope of service throughout Contra Costa County. During daylight operations, a CCCFPD Fire Captain/Paramedic is added to the helicopter ...
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MAR
30

Fresno Fire Captain Critically Burned in House Fire Sunday

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On Sunday, March 29th, 25 year veteran Fresno (CA) Fire Department Fire Captain, Pete Dern was rescued by fellow firefighters after falling through a burning roof at the scene of a house fire. Fire Captain Pete Dern was transported to the hospital in critical condition after suffering second and third degree burns on at least 65 percent of his body.Please keep Pete, his family, and the rest of the Fresno Fire Department family in your thoughts and prayers.A www.youcaring.com donation site has be...
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JAN
24

Contra Costa Firefighters Recognized for Lifesaving Actions


Firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in October when they entered a burning residence in Concord and rescued two women. Fire Captains Chris Leimpeter, Chris Christensen and Firefighter Nick Long were honored by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors today at their board meeting. For more of the story click here to go to ABC Channel 7 News.
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NOV
16

CCCFPD Engine 88 Rescues a Citizen from Early Morning Fire in Antioch

At 0648 hours on November 16th CCCFPD Engine 88 was dispatched to the report of a structure fire in Antioch. Upon their arrival they had heavy smoke and flames coming from the first floor of a 2 story residence.   With a quick investigation the Fire Captain found a citizen who was in need of rescue from the 2nd story window. The crew snapped into action and were able to rescue the citizen from a ladder. Great job to Engine 88 and all other fire crews on scene at the early morning fire.
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NOV
02

Early Morning Rescue in Antioch on October 27th, 2011

In the early morning hours of October 27th a residential structure fire occurred in Antioch. Alarm came in at 0038 hours in Station 81's area. Upon arrival Engine 81 had heavy smoke & flames coming from the front of the structure and immediately went to work. After a quick knock down and a primary search a victim was located by Firefighter Cahill. The victim was found unconscious and with agonal respirations. The victim was quickly removed by Cahill and the crew from Engine 85. The patient h...
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OCT
29

Video Presentation from the 2010 Public Safety Medal of Valor

Here is the link to the video presentation for the 2010 Public Safety Medal of Valor. Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris presented the awards to Contra Costa County Fire and Long Beach Fire Department members who performed two courageous rescues last year.Video
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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.Firefigh...
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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 RecipientsSACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris will present thirteen public safety officers with the ...
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FEB
25

Contra Costa Fire Swiftwater Rescue Crews Deployed in Search for Missing Teens



On Sunday Morning of February 20th, 2011, Contra Costa Fire Swiftwater Rescue crews were deployed in the search for 2 missing Walnut Creek teens. Crews provided in water search of the underground section of Walnut Creek in the city of Walnut Creek and in the channel south of Concord Ave in Concord. Crews were able to bring closure for the families of this tragedy by finding and retrieving the second victim.       
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