East Contra Costa Fire Average 8:17 Minute Response Time for October


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of October they had 680 service calls with an average response time of 8:17 minutes.

Within September, the District ran 591 calls with a response time of7:52 minutes. In calendar year 2016, the District has an average response time of 8:03 minutes.

During the month of October, the District responded to 11 structure fires, 35 vehicle crashes, and 6 vehicle accidents with rescue. They also had  5 vehicle fires, and 15 vegetation fires.  The District was also able to participate in its first Mutual Aid Strike Team in over 10-years to the North Bay Fires for a period of 7 days.

Due to call volume, the District had zero engines available 11-times which totaled 5-hours and 52-minutes.

According to the District, here is a breakdown of the Calls For Service by Station in the month of October:

  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 35% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 285 times.
  • Engine 53 (Oakley) ran 37% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 300 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 18% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 151 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 1% of the calls for 11 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 9% of the calls for 74 rollouts
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 0 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 14:08 Minutes
  • Discovery Bay – 10:50 Minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 10:47 Minutes
  • Knightsen – 9:58 Minutes
  • Brentwood – 7:22 minutes
  • Oakley – 7:07 Minutes

In the month of October, the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 74-times with them sending a total of 117 engines. Meanwhile the District sent CONFIRE auto aid 32-times for 51 engines.

For the full report and the November 6 Agenda, click here.


  1. Almost 6 hours of no service. This is uncalled for. This board needs to do something or leave? It’s that simple, if you can’t fix this, then get out, go, leave!!!!

  2. I agree, In September ECCFPD could not respond to emergency calls for 16 hours, 33 minutes. During this time six 9-1-1 calls came in; all were seeking medical assistance! During every month this year ECCFPD had periods of time when they could not respond to emergency calls due to lack of sufficient resources. Where are our tax dollars going?

  3. Taylor,
    Good news. The new cypress area Fire Station is in the works. Just a couple years and the station should be built. I don’t know about staffing it.

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