East Contra Costa Fire Reports March Average Response Time at 8:08 Minutes


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will report next week that in the month of March they had 636 service calls with an average response time of 8:08 minutes.

In the month of February, the District ran 568 calls with a response time of 7:57 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 March, the District responded to 5 residential structure fires, 2 commercial structure fire, 4 vehicle fires, 0 large vehicle fire, 2 vegetation fires and 5 exterior fires. The District also responded to 21 vehicle crashes with an additional 14 requiring rescue. They also had 2 vehicle vs. pedestrian calls, 2 motorcycle crash, and 1 bicycle accident.

They also stated that on March 14, crews responded to three homes burning on Taylor Road on Bethel Island which was a second alarm response along with a fire board dispatched. The fire was contained to three homes that were burning at the time of dispatch and further damage was prevented to surrounding properties while no injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.

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

  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 36% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 267 times
  • Engine 53 (Oakley) ran 42% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 310 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 15% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 113 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 3% of the calls for 23 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 4% of the calls for 32 rollouts.
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 0 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 14:43 Minutes (47 calls)
  • Knightsen – 10:13 Minutes (26 calls)
  • Discovery Bay/Byron – 10:06 Minutes (86 calls)
  • Marsh Creek – 8:57 Minutes (22 calls)
  • Brentwood – 7:12 minutes (277 calls)
  • Oakley – 6:59 Minutes (166 calls)

In the month of March, the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 32-times with them sending a total of 60 engines which 28 arrived on scene. Meanwhile the District sent CONFIRE auto aid 18-times for which 9 engines arrived on scene.

For the full staff report: https://eccfpd.specialdistrict.org/files/7fee9e25e/Board+of+Directors+Regular+Meeting+Packet.pdf