East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time in August at 8:27 Minutes


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported that in the month of August they had 601 service calls with an average response time of 8:27 minutes.

In the month of July, the District ran 620 calls with a response time of 7:56 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.

In August, the District responded to 3 residential structure fires, 3 commercial structure fire, 7 vehicle fires, 8 vegetation fires and 18 exterior fires. The District also responded to 30 vehicle crashes with an additional 15 requiring rescue. They also had 6 vehicle vs. pedestrian calls, 3 motorcycle crashes, and 2 bicycle accidents.

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

  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 36% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 263 times
  • Engine 53 (Oakley) ran 34% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 247 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 16% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 115 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 5% of the calls for 36 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 8% of the calls for 61 rollouts.
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 2 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Marsh Creek – 14:39 Minutes (32 calls)
  • Bethel Island – 13:59 Minutes (25 calls)
  • Discovery Bay/Byron – 10:48 Minutes (79 calls)
  • Knightsen – 8:08Minutes (23 calls)
  • Brentwood – 7:43 minutes (277 calls)
  • Oakley – 6:51 Minutes (164 calls)

In the month of August, the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 61-times with them sending a total of 113 engines with 67 arriving on scene. Meanwhile the District sent CONFIRE auto aid 51-times for 86 engines where 21 arrived on scene.


  1. Slower and slower, pretty soon it will be 9 minutes and then they will ask for another tax…..again.

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