East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time at 8:37 Minutes in November


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of November they had 625 service calls with an average response time of 8:37 minutes.

In the month of October, the District ran 682 calls with a response time of 8:38 minutes. In calendar year 2018, the District has an average response time of 8:16 minutes for 7,719 calls and in 2017 had a time of 8:02 minutes for 7,530.

During the month of November, the District responded to 8 residential structure fires, 2 commercial structure fire, 8 vehicle fires, 0 large vehicle fire, 11 vegetation fires and 17 exterior fires. The District also responded to 28 vehicle crashes with an additional 6 requiring rescue. They also had 2 vehicle vs. pedestrian calls, 2 motorcycle crashes, and 1 bicycle accident.

According to the District, here is a breakdown of the Calls for Service by Station in the month of January:

  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 35% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 273 times
  • Engine 53 (Oakley) ran 38% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 297 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 16% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 125 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 4% of the calls for 31 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 6% of the calls for 47 rollouts.
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 0 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 18:45 Minutes (24 calls)
  • Knightsen – 11:23 Minutes (29 calls)
  • Discovery Bay/Byron – 10:47 Minutes (83 calls)
  • Marsh Creek – 10:41 Minutes (20 calls)
  • Brentwood – 7:36 minutes (289 calls)
  • Oakley – 7:33 Minutes (180 calls)

In the month of November, the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 47 times with them sending a total of 61 engines with 19 arriving on scene. Meanwhile the District sent CONFIRE auto aid 24-times for 30 engines which 7 arrived on scene.


  1. Well I tell you what- We wouldn’t be having this problem if only the district kept it straight up with the voters on Measure S back in 2012. See what happens when theirs integrity violations? Yep! Way-ago ECCFD!

  2. Jimmy, there would be 4 on a gold plated engine if the county and cities would have required benefit assessment on all new development. Instead politics bought them off and we are stuck with what we have.

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