CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 11, 2023) — The Contra Costa County Fire District has deployed Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Peter to the island of Maui in response to a mission led by FEMA. Departing from Oakland early this morning, Chief Peter brings with him a wealth of experience, spanning decades, in FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team operations.
Chief Peter, a member of one of FEMA’s Incident Support Teams, has responded to major disasters across the nation. His expertise encompasses a diverse range of roles. This includes search and rescue operations to logistics, planning, and recovery. The deployment underscores CON Fire’s commitment to providing vital assistance in times of crisis.
Notably, the Contra Costa County Fire District has a strong representation within FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Teams, including USAR Incident Support Teams. These specialized units comprise individuals who possess rigorous training and extensive hands-on involvement in managing natural disasters across the country.
CCCFPD’s ongoing collaboration with FEMA exemplifies their dedication to enhancing emergency response capabilities and promoting safety. This applies not only within our local community but also on a broader scale.