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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JAN
15

Help Shane Become A Firefighter

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A message from Shane's mother regarding their situation and reason for this gofundme request: Hello everyone, and thank you so much for willing to help me and my son out with this personal favor. We are just looking for different social media places where we can share his story and the need for financial assistance, as our family goes through these trying times. I can’t even put into words how much this means to me, that you all even care enough to take time out of your busy schedules to talk ab...
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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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DEC
03

Creek and Flood Channel Safety Information

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With the forecast for heavy rains over the next few days 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! We must 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...
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NOV
30

Sandbag Locations In Unincorporated Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is providing information on sandbags for the unincorporated areas of the County. Residents must provide their own shovel and transportation. Sand and the bags are available at: Richmond: West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond. Sandbags are cached on site in a container at the sand cradle located on the south side of the facility public parking area. Bay Point: Ambrose Recreation & Park Center — 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. ...
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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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NOV
24

Toys For Tots Program At Contra Costa County Fire District Stations

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It's that time of the year again. Every "Contra Costa County Fire District" Fire Station are now accepting new, unwrapped toys (new stuffed animals are allowed) for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps. Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Fire District Administration Office in Pleasant Hill off Geary Rd. will also be collecting donated toys. Toys will be accepted at fire stations through December 18th, 2014, after which time any donations will need to be brought to the Concord Marine Corps. location...
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NOV
11

Veteran's Day 2014

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On behalf of all the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, we wish to express our gratitude to all active & retired service members who have proudly protected our country & served honorably. Thank you for your service to our Country!
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NOV
10

Thank You For Your Donations Today in Antioch

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Firefighters from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were out in Antioch today helping raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Throughout the year the agencies that comprise the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County volunteer their time by standing at street corners & intersections in different cities to collect donations from drivers. Every dollar collected is given to the MDA to help fund research, provide community services and educate the...
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OCT
22

Contra Costa Regional Fire Comms Center Upgrades New 9-1-1 Telephone System

The Contra Costa Regional Fire Communications Center (CCRFCC) in Pleasant Hill reports the installation of a new telephone system that will aid in improved services to its’ customers. “The need to decrease response times by reducing (9-1 -1) call processing times and the need to improve current technology gave us the opportunity to upgrade our existing equipment to a system that can meet the demands of our growing community. NG9-1-1 technology has provided those tools for us.” Read more
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