The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will report Monday night that its May response time hit an average of 7:47 minutes after responding to 596 service calls. In the month of April, the average response time was 8:04 minutes.
In 2015, the District ran a total of 6,918 calls with an average response time of 7:54 minutes. The District, which was reduced to three engines from five, saw an increase in 33-seconds from 2014 where they averaged 7:21 minutes.
According to the District, in the month of May, Engine Company Rollouts
- Engine 93 (Oakley) ran 40% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 293 times.
- Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 35% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 254 times.
- Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 18% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 128 times.
- CALFIRE assisted on 4% of the calls for 31 rollouts.
- Auto Aid assisted in 3% of the calls for 19 rollouts
Average Response Time by Service Area:
- Bethel Island – 13:52 Minutes
- Discovery Bay – 9:26 Minutes
- Knightsen – 10:03 Minutes
- Marsh Creek – 10:29 Minutes
- Oakley – 7:05 Minutes
- Brentwood – West – 7:21 Minutes
- Brentwood – East – 7:18 Minutes
Major Incidents/ Reduced Responses and Mutual Aid Requests:
In the month of May, the District responded to 6 structure fires, 7 vegetation fire, 30 vehicle accidents and 7 vehicle accidents with rescue. Due to call volume during the month the District had zero engines available for responses 8 times, which totaled 7:46 hours
The District is currently budgeted for 39 operational personnel, which are comprised of 3 Battalion Chiefs and 36 Station Suppression Personnel. As of May 1, our staffing level is 3 Battalion Chiefs and 34 station suppression personnel.