East Contra Costa Fire Ran 6,785 Calls for Service in 2016, 8:03 Minute Response Time


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced Monday that in 2016, it ran a total of 6,785 calls for service with an average response time of 8:03 minutes.

In the month of December 2016, the District ran a total of 601 service calls with an average response time of 7:42 minutes. In the month of November, it ran 581 calls with an average of 7:41 minutes.

According to the District, here is a look at each stations response times for the month of December:

  • Brentwood West – 184 calls at 6:52 minutes
  • Brentwood East – 112 calls at 7:04 minutes
  • Discovery Bay/Byron – 63 calls at 10:14 minutes
  • Oakley – 178 calls at 7:14 minutes
  • Knightsen – 23 calls at 8:49 minutes
  • Bethel Island – 30 calls at 13:00 minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 9 calls at 10:50 minutes.

Auto aid:

In the month of December, District received auto aid from Contra Costa County Fire 14 times, with them sending 25 engines.  The District sent auto aid to Contra Costa County Fire 16 times providing them with 16 engines.  During the month of November Contra Costa County Fire came into the District 11 times with 19 engines and we responded into Contra Costa County Fire 12 times with 17 engines.

Major Incidents/ Reduced Responses and Mutual Aid Requests:

In the month of December, the District responded to 6 structure fires, 24 vehicle accidents and 6 vehicle accidents with rescue.  Due to call volume during the month the District had zero engines available for responses 9 times, which totaled 1:44 hours

Average Response Times for 2016 Calendar Year

In 2016, the ECCFPD ran a total of 6,785 calls for service with an average response time of 8:03 minutes.

  • Bethel Island – 14.24 minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 11:47 minutes
  • Discovery Bay/Byron – 10:00 minutes
  • Knightsen – 9:42 minutes
  • Brentwood – 7:25 minutes
  • Oakley – 7:05 minutes

During the year, the District ran a total of 3,258 calls within the City of Brentwood, 1999 calls in Oakley, 799 calls within Discovery Bay/Byron, 358 calls in Bethel Island, 202 calls in Knightsen, and 169 calls in Marsh Creek/Morgan Territory.



  1. This level of service is unacceptable and needs to change. it’s time for Brentwood to create their own department. You can see by the calls, Brentwood takes a majority of them.

  2. Karen, It’s not that easy. First, it would require LAFCo approval which is VERY unlikely unless current fire district is completely dissolved. Brentwood would have to start from scratch, which would probably take 13 to 15 million dollars in start up costs. Assuming all of this could be accomplished Brentwood would need to depend on neighboring departments for even a single residential structure fire. You see, single city fire departments don’t really work and are not at all cost effective. Still think it’s a good idea?

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