East Contra Costa Fire Response Times at 8:14 Minutes in April


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of April they had 617 service calls with an average response time of 8:14 minutes.

In the month of March, the District ran 670 calls with a response time of 8:02 minutes. In calendar year 2017, the District has an average response time of 8:02 minutes and in 2016 had a time of 8:03 minutes.

During the month of April, the District responded to 6 residential structure fires, 1 commercial structure fire, 6 vehicle fires, 1 large vehicle fire, and 1 vegetation fires. The District also responded to 30 vehicle crashes with an additional 10 requiring rescue. They also had 3 vehicle vs. pedestrian calls, 5 motorcycle crashes, and 3 bicycle accident.

Due to call volume, the District had zero engines available 23-times which totaled 3:32 hours, however, the District did say during those 3-hours and 29-minutes, there were two medical incidents that were handled by CONFIRE and AMR.

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

  • Engine 53 (Oakley) ran 38% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 293 times.
  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 37% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 277 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 16% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 124 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 2% of the calls for 18rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 7% of the calls for 56 rollouts.
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 0 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 15:06 Minutes
  • Discovery Bay/Byron – 10:50 Minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 11:22 Minutes
  • Knightsen – 9:38 Minutes
  • Brentwood – 7:26 minutes
  • Oakley – 7:00 Minutes

In the month of April the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 56-times with them sending a total of 92 engines. Meanwhile the District sent CONFIRE auto aid 27-times for 36 engines


  1. I can’t believe no one has commented on this. All day!!! Will this ever get fixed, probably not! Political suicide. Why put people before your wallet?

  2. Why not let the government have your atm code number? The district is doing well and finally has great leadership and should have a non bias elected board soon.

    • This is nowhere near what we pay for or deserve my friend. I’m not satisfied with these response times as you seem to be. Have a good day, tick tick tick.

  3. So your solution is throw more money on top of the wasted money ? This district is in the red over fifteen million. The good news is the economy is humming (more tax revenue) the leadership is changing with new elected board instead of conflict of interest appointed board.The firefighters got a raise and revenue is up. I agree the response times are very poor. I also think you will see progress and efficiency greatly improved right after the elected board settles in. For the first time in a decade I feel better about the direction this fire district is headed.

  4. I didn’t say throw more money at anything. You are the one asking for my atm. Like I said, we already pay, and don’t receive the service our neighbors do. I agree, our new Chief is making a difference. An elected board, we’ll have to see, let’s hope so. Glad you feel better. I only hope it gets better

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