Signs placed near local fire stations will bring public awareness of potential for additional fire station closures in January 2014
The Fire District has stated that to the Board of Supervisors that a 6th fire station and 8th engine company may be closed in January 2014 but that location has yet to be identified. Another one of your local fire stations may be closed and it may be in your neighborhood this time. Response times will continue to increase, calls mayÂ be delayed until a fire engine becomes available, and more fire loss and property damage will occur if less resources are available in a timely manner to mitigate a fire.
Signs like these have been placed at local fire stations in an effort to bring awareness to the community that further cuts may be made by the Board of Supervisors and that another fire station may be closed in less than 4 months.
If you are concerned about your local fire department please contact one of your local Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and express your concerns. In Contra Costa County, the Board of Supervisors act as the governing Fire Board to the Fire District and ultimately make the final decision on any recommendations from the Fire Chief.
You may contact any County Supervisor at one of the following numbers or email addresses:
District 1 / San Pablo, El Sobrante – John Gioia:
Â District 2 / Lafayette, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek – Candace Anderson:
District 3 – Mary Piepho:
District 4 / Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill – Karen Mitchoff:
District 5 / Martinez, Pittsburg, Antioch, Bay Point, Pacheco, Clyde – Federal Glover: