ECCFPD: Average Response Time in June was 7:45 Minutes

East Contra Costa Firefighters assisting CONFIRE during a 4-alarm fire in Antioch.

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of June they had 613 service calls with an average response time of 7:45 minutes.

Within June, the District saw a decrease in both number of calls and response times as in May, the District ran 685 calls with a response time of 8:34 minutes. In calendar year 2016, the District has an average response time of 8:03 minutes.

During the month of June, the District responded to 7 structure fires, 32 vehicle crashes, and 6 vehicle accidents with rescue and 9 vegetation fires.  Due to call volume, the District had zero engines available 9-times which totaled 4-hours and 18-minutes.

It’s anticipated response times will increase after Station 94 in Knightsen closed on July 1 leaving the District with a 3-station fire model.

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

  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 33% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 252 times.
  • Engine 93 (Oakley) ran 27% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 205 times.
  • Engine 94 (Knightsen) ran 20% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 151 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 14% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 104 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 1% of the calls for 5 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 5% of the calls for 35 rollouts
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 0 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 13:41Minutes
  • Discovery Bay – 9:34 Minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 9:22 Minutes
  • Knightsen – 8:34 Minutes
  • Brentwood – 7:10 minutes
  • Oakley – 6:52 Minutes

In the month of June, the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 12-times with them sending a total of 17 engines.



  1. Since there are now over 600 homes in Cypress Lakes, why is there not a brand new fire station built and paid by the developer as part of the conditions of the development? The station should be ready now. Why isn’t it even built?

  2. Even if you have developers build a new station for an area you have to have the money to staff it. They can’t staff the stations they have already. So you would have a nice new empty fire station.

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