Category Archives: Fire Dept

A Problem with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fee Assessment

All property owners within the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District should have already received their ballot and many of you have probably already returned them. In order to determine the value of your assessment a Fire Suppression Assessment Engineer’s … Continue reading

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FEMA Throws a Life Line to East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

This morning the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified the District that it has been awarded over $7.8 million to help restore staffing levels and reopen closed fire stations. The two-year SAFER grant will give the District the ability to … Continue reading

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Why does a Fire Engine show up to my Medical Emergency?

During a medical emergency, seconds count. Someone calls 9-1-1 stating they are having difficulty breathing. How precise is the 9-1-1 operator’s triage? Is it a precursor to a heart attack, stroke or are they having a panic attack? Is the … Continue reading

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ECCFPD – Process for Changing from Appointed to Elected Board

At last night’s Board meeting there was a discussion item how and when to proceed with the process of changing from an appointed to an elected board. The current board consists of nine members, four from Brentwood, three from Oakley … Continue reading

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Three Fire Stations to Close

On June 5, 2012; the District’s Parcel Tax (Measure S) was rejected by the voters within the District. Due to the sharp decline in property taxes since 2008, the District has been operating by relying on its reserves, which are … Continue reading

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) prepared to move forward after voters reject Measure S

ECCFPD set to vote on new staffing model at June 11 meeting As a result of East County voters rejecting Measure S (a parcel tax specifically aimed at increasing revenue within the ECCFPD) the District will immediately begin plans to … Continue reading

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New Fire Revenues; Where will They Come From?

First published June 8, 2011 Monday night the Board of Directors for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) met for their monthly board meeting. Before much could be discussed Board President Erick Stonebarger, resigned as President effective end … Continue reading

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