Paramedic Equipped Engine
Greetings and welcome to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s website.
The dedicated men and women of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District are committed to providing excellent emergency and non-emergency service to the unincorporated
areas of Contra Costa County and the cities of Antioch, Clayton, Concord, Lafayette, Martinez,
Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, San Pablo, and Walnut Creek. The District’s highest priority is
protecting the lives, property and environment in our community.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is an “all-hazards” organization providing
fire suppression, paramedic emergency medical services (EMS), technical rescue, water rescue,
and fire prevention/ investigation services to more than 600,000 residents across a 304 square
mile coverage area. The District operates 30 fire stations and responds to approximately 45,000
incidents annually. Additionally, the District operates a regional communications center that
provides service for the East Contra Costa, Moraga-Orinda, Crocket-Carquinez, Rodeo-Hercules
Fire Protection Districts as well as the City of Pinole Fire Department.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is committed to enhancing the safety
of residents and businesses within our District through proactive fire prevention and life
safety education efforts. This includes: code enforcement, fire inspections, plans reviews,
fuel/vegetation management/abatement, maintenance of fire trails, life safety education,
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and smoke detector programs.
The Contra Costa County area is susceptible to a number of natural and man-made disasters as
well as “routine” threats. I encourage residents within the District to take a proactive approach
to their own preparedness and protection. This includes maintaining working smoke detectors
and carbon monoxide detectors in your home and conducting planned exit drills to escape from
a fire. Ensure that smoking materials are properly discarded. There is a considerable amount
of urban/wildland interface area within the District. Residents should maintain a defensible
space around their homes and manage vegetation/fuel on their property to comply with the Fire
Prevention Code. Residents in high-threat fire areas should also plan escape routes from the
area and listen to directions from fire officials. Finally, plan and prepare for the large disasters
such as an earthquake or a large evacuation due to hazardous materials release. Pay close
attention and follow directions from officials, account for your family members, be prepared to
be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours, help your neighbors, and join and train with a Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT.)
I look forward to developing a partnership with the residents and businesses within our District to
develop and maintain a safe and prepared community.