Category Archives: Contra Costa County

ECCFPD: Stations 54, 94, 95 Now Closed

Today is a sad day in East County as three stations have now been closed and are offline while we say goodbye to over a dozen wonderful firefighters who will be difficult to replace. I took the opportunity this morning … Continue reading

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Required Viewing: Chief Louder Q&A with CoCo Tax

Kudos go out to ConFire Chief Daryl Louder for not only speaking at the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association, but answering a series of questions that should be required viewing for those not only serviced by ConFire, but those in East … Continue reading

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Bethel Island Loses Quick Response Vehicles

I heard a nasty rumor early this morning that the Quick Response Vehicles (QRV) would be leaving Bethel Island. I was able to receive confirmation that July 15 will be the last day these services will be available from the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Firefighter Program Wastes Money

Here is a copy of my Letter to the Editor in the Brentwood Press this week. This is not meant to be a knock on the volunteers, but rather a knock on the process and the cost burden which will … Continue reading

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Tonight’s ECCFPD Board Meeting Preview

The East Contra Costa Fire Protect District (ECCFPD) will hold a very important meeting tonight which has three major topics of discussion which includes potentially moving towards an elected board, provide an overview of a volunteer firefighter program, while they … Continue reading

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Times Editorial on CONFIRE: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

The Contra Costa Times put out a piece today that is nothing more than the “pot calling the kettle black” as this editorial should be directed at its own newspaper and staff as opposed to fire districts. For a paper … Continue reading

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Roberts Slips: Pension Numbers Did not Apply to ECCFPD

It’s Friday night and I will not let anything get past me as I want to send out a major kudos to┬áRichard Carvalho for a courageous post which included his rank, salary, and pension which caused Dave Roberts to slip … Continue reading

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