East County Fire eager to move forward with new district

East County Fire eager to move forward with new district

East County Fire eager to move forward with new district
Oakley’s fire station is the first station to open in this jurisdiction with Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic service. (Photo courtesy CCCFPD)

Brian Helmick ECCCFPD ChiefCONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 14, 2022) — I am pleased to provide a final “State of the District” update as we enter into the last days of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD).

The newly staffed Station 55 located on East Cypress Road in Oakley went operational as of June 1. This station is the first to provide advanced life support (ALS) services in the eastern portion of Contra Costa County. It opened one month ahead of the anticipated annexation with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), scheduled for July 1.

Post annexation will bring a second engine company operating out of Station 52 on John Muir Parkway in Brentwood, scheduled for March 1, 2023. Work is underway to rebuild the downtown Station 54 and Station 51, located in Brentwood, with these two stations anticipated to be operational in the next few years.

This will eliminate our three-station deficit and lead us into the future to handle growth effectively for the buildout of East County.

Support services/equipment

These are some of the tangible highlights that the community will be able to see post annexation. But the annexation will also bring a plethora of support services and equipment to serve East Contra Costa County, such as dozers, hand crews, fire boats and helicopters that were once a special request when needed.

The personnel of ECCFPD has had the honor and pleasure of answering the call when emergencies arose and looks forward to continue to serve the communities as we say goodbye to ECCFPD and become CCCFPD.

Post annexation will bring changes and exciting new opportunities that will provide many dividends for East Contra Costa County. For information and updates after July 1, I encourage all of you to follow CCCFPD on social media and to reach out through the website.

For more information, please visit the Fire Prevention link at www.eccfpd.org.