Category Archives: Fire Dept

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s 2017 Accomplishments

ECCFPD Fire Chief Brian Helmick I would first like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope your holiday season was enjoyable while allowing you a chance to reset before the busy year ahead. In April of 2017, I … Continue reading

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Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

A new year is coming and here is a reminder, the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the County of Contra Costa. Our local firefighters are stretched thin enough … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible for Providing Fire Services to East County Residents?

I’ve recently read and heard comments regarding the relationship between cities and fire districts. These comments have been something to the effect that cities “have a statutory responsibility to provide for fire protection”. I appreciate this opportunity to explain how, … Continue reading

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ECCFPD – Where do we go now?

Providing fire services is not a function of the city of Oakley or Brentwood and, for that matter, almost all of cities in Contra Costa. Richmond, El Cerrito and Pinole are the only cities providing that service. There are seven … Continue reading

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Fire Protection – Another Option

The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was formed in 2002 through the consolidation of East Diablo Fire District, Oakley-Knightsen Fire District and Bethel Island Fire District. East County Fire District serves the cities of Brentwood and Oakley, as … Continue reading

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Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

Summer has arrived and Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. Please be reminded that the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the County of Contra Costa. … Continue reading

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Fire And Medical Services in East Contra Costa – Join the Conversation

OUR FIRE SERVICES OUR FIRE SERVICES is an online forum for civic engagement. Read what others are saying about important topics related to East Contra Costa Fire Protection District services, then post your own statement. Officials will read the statements … Continue reading

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