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