Brentwood, CA — East Contra Costa Fire Protection District releases a video today to further educate the communities of East Contra Costa on the challenges that the District faces every day to provide fire services in line with nationally recognized standards.
“I need your help! Read and watch our message and tell us what you think. The lives and property you save may be your own”, said Fire Chief Brian Helmick. “East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) is your fire district, you own it. You have a stake in your fire district’s future” said President Brian Oftedal.
Last year ECCFPD responded to 7,782 emergency 911 calls. We operate 3 fire stations, each staffed by 3 firefighters for a total of 9 firefighters on shift at any given time. “We are not adequately staffed or equipped to serve our communities, including 120,000 residents across nearly 250 square miles”, said Fire Chief Brian Helmick.
We are available for phone, on camera, or in studio appearances. And as always, we welcome input from the community. Send your input and questions to [email protected].
ABOUT THE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is a rural-funded fire district that protects a population of more than 120,000 across its 249 square-mile service area. The District provides firefighting personnel, emergency medical services (basic life support) and fire prevention to the residents and businesses of the cities of Brentwood and Oakley as well as the unincorporated communities of Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, Knightsen, Byron, Marsh Creek, and Morgan Territory.
Learn more at www.eccfpd.org