Friends of Marsh Creek Awarded $60k EPA Grant

Congratulations are in order to the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed who were awarded a $60,000 grant by the EPA on June 26 to...

Editorial: Fire District Should Hit Pause on “Brentwood Only” Fire Option, Then Reset

With Brentwood set to likely approve its Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday that would supplement funding for a fire station in the downtown Brentwood...

Tall Ships Return to Antioch in Rare Joint Appearance

Antioch, CA - History will come alive in Antioch this March as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip to...

Wells: Legal Opinion Highlights Myths vs. Reality in ECCFPD Benefit Assessment

The following information was submitted by Vince Wells, President of Local 1230, who provided a Legal Opinion regarding the Statements made by opponents of...

Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injures in Early Morning Byron Highway Crash

At 4:04 am Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to Byron Highway for a reported vehicle versus motorcycle accident. Upon arrival, Engine...

ECCFPD Provides Little Update As They Continue to Investigate Benefit Assessment Errors

During its September 8 Board Meeting, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District provided an update on its Benefit Assessment after rescinding the ballots...

ECCFPD: CALFIRE and Tracy Fire Assist District With Coverage

Between 7:30 to 10:00 pm Tuesday, all of East Contra Costa Fire resources were in Antioch assisting Contra Costa County Fire fighting a three-alarm...

Antioch: Vehicle Crash Blocks 3 Lanes of of Westbound Highway 4

At 11:20 am Monday, Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a report of a rollover crash on westbound Highway 4 just before the Hillcrest...

ECCFPD Recap: Board Welcomes New Members

The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District swore in its three new Brentwood members last night to complete the appointment process which moved...

ECCFPD Expected to Move Forward with Benefit Assessment Tax Ballot Tonight

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board is expected to vote to move forward with its Benefit Assessment Tax during tonight’s Board Meeting. If...

Ross Macumber Named East Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief

On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced the promotion of Ross Macumber to Battalion Chief. He will serve in the position on...

Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

At 10:16 pm Monday, East Contra Contra Costa Fire Protection District units were dispatched to Bethel Island in the 2500 block of Taylor Road...

ECCFPD: Preliminary Budget Approved, Two Stations to Close by Dec. 1

During Monday night’s East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board Meeting, the Board unanimously approved its 2014-15 Operating Budget. The proposed budget includes two...

Photos: 2013 Bethel Island Opening Day Parade

We were provided with a few photographs from the Bethel Island Opening Day Parade from Saturday April 20. Judging by the photograph of Contra...

ECCFPD: Decision Tonight on Potential $98 Parcel Tax

During tonight’s East Contra Costa Fire Protection District meeting, the Board will decide whether or not to move forward with a $98 parcel tax...

ECCFPD: June Response Times At 7:20 Minutes, 5th Station Kept Open With Overtime

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a total of 554 calls for service in the month of June with an average...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Honor East County Police Officers

Thee officers in East Contra Costa County were honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) California on May 31 at a Statewide Dinner to...

ECCFPD Firefighters Train for Rural Fire Scenario

When East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) firefighters are not busy working calls for service, they are busy training and practicing for potential...

ECCFPD May Be Forced to Shutter Stations Before FEMA Grant Expires

With firefighters set to lose their jobs once a $7.8 million FEMA Grant expires in November, the District is beginning to feel the effects...

CHP: Motorcyclist Dies After Crash on Marsh Creek Road, Two Injured on Kirker Pass

The California Highway Patrol reported Sunday morning that officers responded to two separate accidents early Sunday morning which left one person dead and two...