Brentwood Leaders Support Consolidation of Contra Costa County Fire DepartmentsThe city of Brentwood and some smaller communities in east Contra Costa County are expected to endorse a plan to merge their fire department into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District this week.
Contra Costa Enacts Developer Fees To Help Pay For East County Fire ServicesIn a move to help a cash-strapped fire district cope with protecting a fast-growing area, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved updated facility fees to help the district pay for new future facilities.
Brentwood: Motorcycle Crash Victim Airlifted To Trauma CenterEmergency crews responded to a high-speed crash between a motorcycle and a car in Brentwood, Tuesday evening.
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Mulls Major MergerDuring the Great Recession, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District began closing fire stations. Now the district’s board is considering voting themselves out of existence to change improve service.
Family on Slopes of Mount Diablo Sees Lightning Spark Blaze Near Their HomeSunday's surprising thunderstorm lit up the foothills beneath Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County and with it came the fires. One family had a front-row seat -- close enough to hear and feel the lightning.
Reduced Funding Forces Policy Change At East CoCo County Fire DistrictAs fire season ramps up, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is making some tough choices to deal with understaffing that are compromising the district's ability to fight fires.
Watch: Dramatic CHP Helicopter Rescue of Capsized Kayaker in San Joaquin DeltaA man was rescued Saturday morning after his kayak capsized in heavy winds at Clifton Court Forebay in the San Joaquin River Delta region of eastern Contra Costa County.
Elderly Woman Dies in Friday-Evening Oakley House FireA woman was killed Friday in a residential structure fire on Norcross Lane in Oakley.
East CoCo County Residents Push for More FirefightersSome fed-up East Contra Costa County neighbors are turning to voters to fix their fire departments' slow response times.
PG&E Equipment Blamed For Bethel Island, Oakley FiresFire officials on Wednesday blamed Pacific Gas and Electric equipment for starting a pair of fires in eastern Contra Costa County over the weekend which led to a number of evacuations.
8 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash in BrentwoodEight people were injured, seven of them hospitalized, in a three-vehicle accident Saturday night on Lonetree Way at Brentwood Boulevard in Brentwood.