Over the Holiday season, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District administrative staff completed its move to Brentwood City Hall.
The move comes as the district continues to implement cost saving measures anyway it can. It is anticipated this move, which was voted in by the Board in November, will save the District around $35,000 per year.
According to Chief Hugh Henderson, the move occurred last Tuesday and they will be located on the first floor of Brentwood City Hall. Those looking to speak with the District staff, they can go to the general information desk at City Hall and District personnel will be called.
The Battalion Chiefs have also moved offices. They have a work station set up at city hall, but will sleep at Station 52 in Brentwood located on Balfour Road where the “Quick Response Vehicle” personnel were located.
The District and City of Brentwood worked to move both IT and telephone systems into City Hall. City staff has assigned parking areas for staff vehicles so they can be hooked to electricity to keep their computer systems up and running for emergency responses.
According to East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Vice President Meghan Bell, the District is still working out a few kinks and are looking to be fully operational as soon as possible. She notes staff has been hard at work making the move as smooth as possible.
On Tuesday, the Brentwood City Council will vote on a lease agreement with the District to pay $1.50 per square foot which would net around $900 in lease revenue for Brentwood. The ECCFPD will also submit a security deposit of $1,800 to the City prior to commencement of the lease.
The cost associated with the charging of the vehicles communication equipment will be absorbed in the rent. All building/facility improvements made by the City will be reimbursed by ECCFPD.
Along with the move, the Fire District is also moving its monthly fire board meetings out of Oakley City Hall and beginning January 9, will be held at 150 City Park Way in Brentwood and begin at 6:30 pm.