ECCFPD: Average Response Time in May was 8:34 Minutes

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Last week, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District reported in the month of May they had 685 service calls with an average response time of 8:34 minutes.

May was an increase in both service and response time from April as the prior month had 594 calls with an average response of 7:54 minutes. In calendar year 2016, the District has an average response time of 8:03 minutes.

During the month of May, the District responded to 12 structure fires, 49 vehicle crashes, and 10 vehicle accidents with rescue.  Due to call volume, the District had zero engines available 12-times which totaled 5-hours and 12-minutes.

It’s anticipated response times will increase beginning in July after Station 94 in Knightsen closes leaving the District with a 3-station fire model.

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

  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 33% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 268 times.
  • Engine 93 (Oakley) ran 29% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 232 times.
  • Engine 94 (Knightsen) ran 19% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 150 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 13% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 104 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted in 1% of the calls for 8 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 5% of the calls for 43 rollouts
  • Mutual Aid received assisted in 0% of the calls for 0 rollouts.

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 13:32Minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 13:32 Minutes
  • Discovery Bay – 9:55 Minutes
  • Knightsen – 8:14 Minutes
  • Oakley – 7:06 Minutes
  • Brentwood – West – 7:36 Minutes
  • Brentwood – East – 6:37 Minutes

Auto Aid:

In the month of May, the District received auto aid from Contra Costa Fire 22-times with them sending a total of 43 engines.

 


2 COMMENTS

  1. Eight and a half minutes is an awfully long time to be watching a loved one in respiratory arrest. Hate to be in that position, say at the soccer fields on Sunset, for instance, while I’m waiting for a fire engine coming from the far end of Balfour. Or for that matter, as the engine crew is working to try and clear the call at Sunset, another call comes in for a person down / no pulse-not breathing in Summerset. This would fall under the umbrella of “due to call volume, the District had zero engines available 12-times which totaled 5-hours and 12-minutes”.
    Its one thing for the cable guy to be late, its whole other thing for the fire department to be “late”.

  2. I believe CPR classes are available to the public. Today many people know CPR. You don’t have to wait for a fire engine to help a person. Besides we have new and improved ambulance service in addition to the fire engines. Your sky is falling tactic doesn’t work well when we now have all these super duper ambulances with con fire. I feel another waste of 250 k for a tax measure is coming when we need an elected board first.

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