Fire District

The Knightsen Fire station lowers its doors. (CBS)

2 Closures Leave 100,000 Contra Costa Residents Served By 3 Fire Stations

The drought may have California on heightened fire alert, but Eastern Contra Costa County will face the season with two fewer stations after closures Monday.



2 East Bay Fire Stations Closing After Voters Turn Down Measure To Save Them

A Contra Costa County fire protection district is preparing to close two stations and make service cuts following the failure of a measure that would have raised more than $4 million a year for the next five years, officials said Tuesday.


An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

East CoCo County Approves 3 Fire Station Closures, Layoffs

The East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.



Contra Costa Fire District Officials Consider Parcel Tax

Some major fire districts in the East Bay are looking beyond the elections Tuesday and thinking about a parcel tax in June.