Strengthening Your Local Fire & Emergency Services

As your Local Firefighters, we provide fire, emergency medical services, and mutual firefighting aid to nearly one million people across 304 square miles. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of your family, home, or business.

Our communities present unique firefighting and emergency response challenges, including a mixture of suburban, small town, quasi-rural and rural communities and proximity to an oil refinery, freeways, a railway, foothills, and open spaces. Ongoing drought conditions and unpredictable weather patterns mean we should not only maintain, but dramatically improve effective response to emergencies or catastrophic incidents. Just this past 4th of July weekend, over 50 fires erupted here in Contra Costa County.

To this end, three of your local County Fire Districts have joined forces to review combining our efforts to maintain, protect and enhance local fire protection, emergency medical services, and the fast 911 response times we all rely on – with no impact to or additional costs to taxpayers.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District have a long history of working together across our neighboring Districts. As your local first responders, our top priority is protecting lives and property by:

  • Maintaining and enhancing fast 911 response times
  • Keeping local fire stations open
  • Maintaining life-saving rescue equipment
  • Reducing the risk of property damage from fires
  • Maintaining professional firefighter and paramedic staffing levels
  • Preventing further cuts to 911 or firefighting services
A recently conducted independent study has recommended the CCFPD, ECCFPD, and the RHFPD join together. This will not only strengthen community safety by enhancing emergency services and response but will also improve budget efficiencies and fiscal accountability by reducing administrative bureaucracy and prioritizing direct firefighting and 911 response services.
We want the communities we serve to stay informed about this important effort and be part of the conversation. To get more information about the proposal and, most importantly – to provide input or ask questions, visit our FAQs and tell your feedback . Thank you and stay safe!