Category: East County

  • Brentwood: Garbage Can Fire Damages Two Homes Monday Morning

    Brentwood: Garbage Can Fire Damages Two Homes Monday Morning

    At 7:04 am Monday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the City of Brentwood in the 2700 block of Emory Oak Ct. It was during this time, all units were dispatched 10-minutes earlier to a 1-acre vegetation fire along Vasco Road near the county […]

  • Oakley: Female Airlifted to Local Hospital After Vehicle Runs Stop Sign

    Oakley: Female Airlifted to Local Hospital After Vehicle Runs Stop Sign

    Just before 6:30 pm Saturday, East Contra Costa firefighters responded to W. Cypress Road and Rose Avenue in the City of Oakley for a report of a vehicle collision with one person trapped. Upon arrival, Engine 53 requested additional assistance due to equipment issues with their power tools and requested the closest available rescue engine […]

  • Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

    Fire Destroys Bethel Island Home, Firefighters Save Neighboring Homes

    At 10:16 pm Monday, East Contra Contra Costa Fire Protection District units were dispatched to Bethel Island in the 2500 block of Taylor Road on a report of a residential structure fire with a report of flames being observed through the roof. Upon arrival, Engine 53 observed a working fire with flames coming from a […]

  • East Contra Costa Firefighters Battling Vegetation Fire Along Marsh Creek Road

    East Contra Costa Firefighters Battling Vegetation Fire Along Marsh Creek Road

    At 1:39 pm Friday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of Highway 4 and Marsh Creek Road. The fire was reported to be grass on fire near an electrical box off the side of the road. As of 1:46 pm, Battalion Chief […]

  • Audit Reveals $6.2 Million in Additional Money for East Contra Costa Fire

    Audit Reveals $6.2 Million in Additional Money for East Contra Costa Fire

    The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District has announced it has uncovered and corrected a financial mistake that resulted in under-reporting of carryover funds. At a 3:00 pm special meeting at 3:00 pm on Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s Finance Committee will receive a proposed final budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18. This […]

  • East Contra Costa Fire July Average Response Time at 8:08 Minutes

    East Contra Costa Fire July Average Response Time at 8:08 Minutes

    The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of June they had 638 service calls with an average response time of 8:08 minutes. In June, the District’s average response time was 7:45 minutes for 613 calls for service.  In calendar year 2016, the District has an average response time of 8:03 […]

  • Brentwood: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire Threatening Homes to 5-Acres

    Brentwood: Firefighters Limit Vegetation Fire Threatening Homes to 5-Acres

    On Sunday at approximately 7:40 pm, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of O’Hara Avenue and Central Avenue. Upon arrival, Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) located approximately 5-acres of vegetation burning along the railroad tracks with structures threatened in the Palmilla neighborhood and a […]

  • Updated: Byron Highway Crash Kills 1, Injuries Another

    Updated: Byron Highway Crash Kills 1, Injuries Another

    A vehicle crash in Byron has left one person dead and another injured near the Byron Airport Tuesday morning. At 9:35 am Tuesday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a report of a head-on-crash at Byron Highway and Holy Road in Byron. Upon arrival, AMR located two vehicles with major damage […]

  • Oakley, Brentwood Net Largest Increases in 2017-18 County Assessment Roll

    Oakley, Brentwood Net Largest Increases in 2017-18 County Assessment Roll

    Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer reported the 2017-18 Assessment Roll is the highest in County History at $192.2 billion—a 5.78% increase. The increase is over $10.5 billion which in total is the highest Assessment Roll to date in Contra Costa history. The assessment roll now consists of 371,377 parcels, an increase of 2,180 over […]

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

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

    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 […]

  • Electrical Fire Causes $75k in Damages to Brentwood Home Sunday Morning

    Electrical Fire Causes $75k in Damages to Brentwood Home Sunday Morning

    At 5:27 am Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a residential structure fire in the 700 block of Sarah Street in Brentwood. Upon arrival, Battalion Chief 5 confirmed the incident was a working attic fire. Engine 52 (Brentwood) located light smoke coming from the gable vents of the single story residential […]

  • Updated: Marsh Creek Road Shut Down Due to Three Vegetation Fires

    Updated: Marsh Creek Road Shut Down Due to Three Vegetation Fires

    At 2:16 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District along with CALFIRE responded to a series of vegetation fires along Marsh Creek Road. In total 3 separate fires occurred between 2:16 am and 3:25 am which has shut down Marsh Creek Road in both directions between Clayton and Lydia Lane. According to East […]

  • East Contra Costa Fire Closes Station 94, Now a 3-Fire Station Service Model

    East Contra Costa Fire Closes Station 94, Now a 3-Fire Station Service Model

    On July 1, 2017 at 8:00 am, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District closed Station 94 in Knightsen leaving the District with three open fire stations. Station 94 has closed 3-times since 2012 but was re-opened after a SAFER Grant provided funding for a 24-month period and an agreement by the county and the […]

  • Knightsen Fire Station to Close on July 1

    Knightsen Fire Station to Close on July 1

    Brentwood, CA — The East Contra Costa Fire Station 94, located at 15 A Street in Knightsen, will permanently close at 8:00 am on July1, 2017. The station was previously re-opened after being shuttered for several years in part due to a joint effort in temporary funding provided through a Memorandum of Understanding between the […]

  • East Contra Costa Fire to Host Ceremony to Change Station 93 to Station 53

    East Contra Costa Fire to Host Ceremony to Change Station 93 to Station 53

    The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District invites the public to retire Station 93 as it will be renumbered to Station 53 on June 30, 2017. The District will host the ceremony promptly at 11:00 am as the station will remain open, but function with a new station identification number-Station 53. For those who would […]

  • Delta Legislative Caucus Objects to Governor’s Plan to Turn Management of ‘WaterFix’ Project Over to Water Agencies

    Delta Legislative Caucus Objects to Governor’s Plan to Turn Management of ‘WaterFix’ Project Over to Water Agencies

    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to expedite planning and construction of the disastrous Delta twin tunnels project violates key parts of the Delta Reform Act of 2009 and has the state Department of Water Resources abdicating its responsibilities by turning over management of the project to water agencies, the Legislative Delta Caucus charged Tuesday […]

  • East Contra Costa Firefighters Assist Elderly Female Fall Victim, Water Her Plants

    East Contra Costa Firefighters Assist Elderly Female Fall Victim, Water Her Plants

    According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Engine 94 of Knightsen ran a call for an elderly female who had fallen outside while watering plants. She female sustained minor injuries. E94 provided patient care and once completed, the crew finished watering her plants for her. Information and photograph provided by East Contra Costa […]

  • Contra Costa Fire Chief Talks Fire Services, Reducing Aid to East Contra Costa Fire

    Contra Costa Fire Chief Talks Fire Services, Reducing Aid to East Contra Costa Fire

    On Thursday, Contra Costa Fire Chief Jeff Carman spoke to the Antioch Rotary Club about the fire district and a variety of issues facing the District and answered questions. Chief Carman provided an overview of the fire district which had more than 65,000 calls for service over the past year with Battalion 8 being one […]

  • Oakley: Vegetation Fire Shuts Down E. Cypress Road

    Oakley: Vegetation Fire Shuts Down E. Cypress Road

    At 9:23 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire along E. Cypress Road in Oakley. Engine 94 reported smoke showing from the station and located a 1/2 acre roadside vegetation fire along E. Cypress Road and Sellers. Firefighters and Oakley police shut down the roadway […]

  • Oakley: 2-Year-Old Airlifted to Hospital After Fall From Bunk Bed

    Oakley: 2-Year-Old Airlifted to Hospital After Fall From Bunk Bed

    At 8:31 pm Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a 2-year-olf fall victim from a bunk bed on Gamay Cir. in Oakley. Upon arrival, Engine 93 requested a medical helicopter after initial triage of the patient with AMR. Engine 94 and Battalion Chief 5 also responded to the […]

  • Byron: Man Run Over by Water Truck Airlifted to Local Hospital

    Byron: Man Run Over by Water Truck Airlifted to Local Hospital

    At 9:06 am Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a pedestrian who was run over by a water truck in the 50 block of Camino Diablo in Byron at Diablo Ranch. According to radio traffic, the pedestrian was alert and breathing, but complained of neck, back and chest […]

  • ECCFPD Board Punts Name Change, Says it Fulfills Board of Supervisor Requirement

    ECCFPD Board Punts Name Change, Says it Fulfills Board of Supervisor Requirement

    On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors decided to hold off on changing the District’s name and will instead work on correcting those who fail to call the District by its actual name. The move came after a November 2015 decision where the County agreed to come to the table […]

  • Brentwood: 20-Month Old Suffers 2nd Degree Burns, Airlifted to Hospital

    Brentwood: 20-Month Old Suffers 2nd Degree Burns, Airlifted to Hospital

    At 11:25 am Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and AMR responded to the 700 block of Jennifer Street off Garin Parkway in Brentwood on a report of a burn victim. A medical helicopter was requested after the patient was a 20-month old male who suffered second-degree burns to the face and back. […]

  • Electrical Issue Believed to be Cause of Brentwood House Fire

    Electrical Issue Believed to be Cause of Brentwood House Fire

    At 8:53 am Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of smoke coming from a home in the 100 block of Sunrise Drive in Brentwood. While responding, Engine 94 reported smoke from a mile out and upon arrival, reported smoke coming from the home. Shortly after arrival, they reported a […]

  • East County Little League Pitch, Hit and Run Winners Announced

    East County Little League Pitch, Hit and Run Winners Announced

    As many as 60 participants competed in the PITCH HIT & RUN™ Competition hosted by East County Little League on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Laurel Ball Fields, Oakley. These participants won in their respective age groups. They are: BASEBALL AGE 7/8 ALL-AROUND Tyler Jones PITCH CHAMPION  Andrew Brokus & Tyler Jones HIT CHAMPION Tyler […]

  • Thursday is the Bay Area Bike to Work Day

    Thursday is the Bay Area Bike to Work Day

    San Francisco, CA — Over 100,000 new and seasoned bike commuters are expected to pedal to work on Thursday, May 11, as part of the 23nd annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day. With hundreds of Energizer Stations scattered throughout the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, riders can fuel themselves with refreshments, respite and […]

  • Ross Macumber Named East Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief

    Ross Macumber Named East Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief

    On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced the promotion of Ross Macumber to Battalion Chief. He will serve in the position on an interim basis, replacing Brian Helmick in the position after Helmick was named interim fire chief of the District in April. Macumber, who is a 37-year Oakley resident, has 20-years […]

  • EBRPD: Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks

    EBRPD: Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks

    The following was submitted by the East Bay Regional Park District regarding rattlesnake safety in the local regional parks. A reminder from the East Bay Regional Park District that Spring and Summer are active snake seasons in parks and open spaces.    Park District staff advises that as the weather heats up, rattlesnakes especially become more […]

  • East Contra Costa Fire Announces Closure of Knightsen Station on June 30

    East Contra Costa Fire Announces Closure of Knightsen Station on June 30

    On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced that the Knightsen fire station, which was funded for a period of 1-year with the assistance of the cities of Brentwood and Oakley, along with the County, will close on June 30, 2017. Fire Chief Brian Helmick explained that even with funding, they currently did […]

  • Firefighters Come Out Against Brentwood Fire Plan, Council Agrees to Restart Talks

    Firefighters Come Out Against Brentwood Fire Plan, Council Agrees to Restart Talks

    On Tuesday night, the City of Brentwood took no action on their proposed Memorandum of Understanding which was aimed to keep a fourth East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Station open. By taking no action, the MOU died. The move came after the Bob May, representative for the Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County […]