June: East Contra Costa Fire Average Response Time At 8:27 Minutes


The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District will report Monday night that its June response time hit an average of 8:27 minutes after responding to 621service calls. In the month of May, the average response time was 7:47 minutes.

In 2015, the District ran a total of 6,918 calls with an average response time of 7:54 minutes. The District, which was reduced to three engines from five, saw an increase in 33-seconds from 2014 where they averaged 7:21 minutes.

According to the District, in the month of June, Engine Company Rollouts

  • Engine 93 (Oakley) ran 37% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 304 times.
  • Engine 52 (Brentwood) ran 36% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 301 times.
  • Engine 59 (Discovery Bay) ran 20% of the calls for service rolling out of the station 164 times.
  • CALFIRE assisted on 5% of the calls for 44 rollouts.
  • Auto Aid assisted in 2% of the calls for 17 rollouts

Average Response Time by Service Area:

  • Bethel Island – 14:59 Minutes
  • Discovery Bay – 9:22 Minutes
  • Knightsen – 10:57 Minutes
  • Marsh Creek – 12:29 Minutes
  • Oakley – 6:59 Minutes
  • Brentwood – West – 8:02 Minutes
  • Brentwood – East – 7:36 Minutes

Major Incidents/ Reduced Responses and Mutual Aid Requests:
In the month of June, the District responded to 8 structure fires, 15 vegetation fire, 25 vehicle accidents and 6 vehicle accidents with rescue.  Due to call volume during the month the District had zero engines available for responses 11 times, which totaled 12:41 hours

Operational Personnel:
The District is currently budgeted for 39 operational personnel, which are comprised of 3 Battalion Chiefs and 36 Station Suppression Personnel. As of July 1, our staffing level is 3 Battalion Chiefs and 34 station suppression personnel.