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Contra Costa County Fire Announces Completion of New Station 86 in Bay Point

Press Release

by ECT

CONCORD, CALIF. – The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today announced completion and opening of Fire Station 86 in Bay Point. The new station became operational on August 10, replacing the historic Fire Station 86, located one mile to the east, which had been in continuous use since 1949.

Strategically located adjacent to the Highway 4 interchange at Willow Pass Road, Fire Station 86 supports the unincorporated areas of Bay Point, nearby Pittsburg, and other communities along the busy Highway 4 corridor. The three-bay station is purpose-built with versatility in mind, including the ability to house oversized equipment such as the District’s fire bulldozers. It is also built to modern earthquake standards to ensure its availability for facilitating disaster preparedness and response, including a potential location for a disaster-response command post.

The station was completed several months ahead of schedule at a total cost of $13 million.

“Today culminates a years-long project to deliver a much-needed new Fire Station 86 to both our residents and our firefighters who serve them from it,” said Lewis Broschard, fire chief, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. “Strategically located on the busy Highway 4 corridor and built with versatility and safety in mind, Fire Station 86 is uniquely suited to serving both groups.”

Broschard added, “This and other new Con Fire stations recently opened in Oakley, soon to be reopened in Walnut Creek, and being planned for Brentwood, along with numerous new apparatus and facility improvement projects, are helping us deliver on our vision of continually improving the services we provide for the communities we serve.”

The new Fire Station 86 joins the District’s complement of 30 operational fire stations, spanning the county from Fire Station 70 in San Pablo to Fire Station 95 in Oakley. Soon, it will be joined by a 31st station, with the planned reopening of recession-closed Fire Station 4 in Walnut Creek later this month.

Designed with cancer prevention in mind, the station will include state-of-the-art gross decontamination showers, turnout extractors, and modern systems for extraction of diesel exhaust particulates.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Fire Station 86, with elected officials from the County making remarks and participating, was scheduled for today.

About Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) – With annexation of the former East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) in July, 2022, Con Fire now provides fire and emergency medical services to more than 750,000 residents in 11 cities and 10 unincorporated areas across our expanded 553 square-mile jurisdiction. Annexation resulted in absorption of the resources and people of the former ECCFPD, adding 294 square miles of service area. The District now comprises 30 fire stations and nearly 500 employees. Through our unique ambulance Alliance, the District delivers EMS and ambulance transport services to much of Contra Costa County. In 2021, the District responded to some 83,000 incidents of all types, including nearly 43,000 fire and EMS emergencies, and dispatched 100,000 ambulances, conducting more than 75,000 ambulance transports. Con Fire remains dedicated to preserving life, property, and the environment

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