Community Comes Together to Support “Squish” at Fire Station 93


East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firehouse 93 was packed Saturday morning for a pancake fundraiser aimed to support 3-year-old Quentin “Squish” Rios who is battling a brain tumor.

Rios, who is from Oakley, was diagnosed with a brain tumor which has affected his vision where the tumor is located throughout his optic nerves. The tumor is inoperable because of its location within the brain and the treatment is 60-weeks of chemotherapy with a goal of preventing the tumor from further growth while hopefully shrinking the goal is to stop the tumor from growing and potentially shrinking it.

On Saturday, firefighters surprised Squish by showing up at his house and picking him up for a ride back to Station 93 with sirens blasting. Upon arrival, hundreds of supporters were on sight to cheer him on. The fundraiser which was organized by firefighters raised over $4,500 for the Rios family.

For those who could make the pancake breakfast but would like to donate, there is a GoFundMe page set up for the Rios Family located at  at

Here are photos from the event:


  1. Prayers to Squish and get well soon sweet boy. Thank you firefighters for putting on this fundraiser. You guys were amazing and did not mind waiting in line because it was for a great cause.

  2. Thank you so much to everyone especially Station #93 for this magical event. The pictures are such a clear representation of the joy my son felt on Saturday, He kept saying he felt to special. We are so blessed to be part of this incredible community!

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