Contra Costa County Fire Protection District & American Medical Response Form The ‘Alliance’

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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is getting innovative with the way it does business and serves its community. It’s recently teamed up with the Sheriff’s office in providing Air Operations and more recently, CCCFPD partnered with AMR ambulance to provide pre-hospital care. This ‘Alliance’ assures the right resources are being dispatched at the right time and in a cost effective way.

Here is a short video explaining “The Alliance”

Information provided by the Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County


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  1. So we have CONFIRE who has a budget issue finds a solution with AMR to move forward, meanwhile you hear crickets from East Contra Costa’s Fire Board. What in the hell is Chief Henderson and our Fire Board doing for our District other than hiding from the public?

    • Didn’t you hear? They are considering hiring an assistant Fire Chief. Check it out. We are covered now and all is well.

    • A “solution”?

      Nothing in that video and the alliance that it is talking about adds a single firefighter or reopens a single fire station in ECCFPD if it were attempted here.

      I don’t think you understood the concept.

      You’re obviously not aware of the discussion that took place leading up to it. It’s a trial program. One which some people have warned could worsen the budget deficit in ConFire. Recovery rates for ambulance services are dropping at a drastic rate. Meaning if that situation gets much worse, then ConFire is providing a new transport service that will have to be subsidized with money they don’t have.

  2. It seems like this first step in this progressive direction is what people have been asking eccfpd for for several years. Of course the keepers of the status quo have said nothing but the same old same old is possible. I guess they can watch and learn while resources continue to be used unproductively.

    • You must have leaders who care enough about the problem. These so called leaders only care about themselves. ECCFPD will get a solution only when someone dies or the leaders are replaced. Probably which ever comes first. A poor way to practice politics.

      • Sooooo FF Supporter, please tell us how to replace an appointed board who for the most part are not political?

        While you seem to believe a death will force change, I can tell you it won’t. It’s a symptom and anticipated in any case and isnt in any way a trip mechanism towards a solution.

        Sorry to burst your bubble Douglas.

    • jb, you still don’t get it. Try reading the full context of the effort. Its not even close to the crap that you have been unsucesfully trying to peddle. What a chump.

      • You are correct this is not the total solution that has been advocated …..but I don’t think you read my exact words. I said “this first step in this progressive direction”. First step means one of many. Progressive direction means a direction that implements change to better use resources in the current environment.

        Sorry if my words were not clear enough.

        • What just happened is the taxpayers are now shouldered with a service(transport) that was previously done in the private sector. Transport recovery rates have experienced a 20% decline in revenue in just the last couple of years.

          Put another way, it was a service that was rumbling toward insolvency and AMR just jumped out of the path of the runaway train. Now it’s going to come out of the taxpayer’s pockets if it loses money. There was a few hundred thousand $ saved in personnel costs with the alliance through head count reductions. But millions are now at risk if recovery revenue declines continue their current trajectory.

          Your problem, Jeff, is you can’t analyze objectively or accept the fact that your crude study of the viability of your idea is slim to nonexistent.

          You’ve never demonstrated any ability to admit failure, so no surprise.

          For starters, where does a broke as a joke fire department come up with the money for these 2 man response vehicles and bodies to put in them when there are only 9 on duty at any given time?

          Just one of many little details you didn’t bother to think through.

  3. Thanks to “Buy a Clue”. That was a very succinct explanation. You have the patience of a Saint.

    Vegas odds suggest that mr. jb still won’t get it. He never has.

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