East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Launches Facebook Page
Brentwood, Calif., May 3, 2013 – East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) launched a Facebook page today to use social media as a communications channel to update the residents it serves.
The district’s page will feature photos from service calls, public service announcements, board announcements, news releases, media articles, district job listings and links to other relevant public agencies.
Residents, employees, community stakeholders and members of the media are encouraged to like the new ECCFPD Facebook page — www.facebook.com/EastContraCostaFireProtectionDistrict
— to monitor district activity and for general information sharing.
“Our district has accomplished so much in just the last six months and now the board is interested in broadcasting more of our progress to the people we serve. For example, the new Pulse Point app is exciting for us so on many different levels. We’re looking for additional forums where we can share this type of information with the public,” said ECCFPD Fire Chief Hugh Henderson.
In addition to the new Pulse Point application the district is now using to improve cardiac arrest survival rates, the new Facebook page will be used as a venue to highlight work that has occurred since new board members were appointed to the ECCFPD Board last September.
The page will feature some initial highlights of the district’s work.
- The reopening of Station 94 in Knightsen & Station 54 in Brentwood
- The recruiting, interviewing and training of ECCFPD applicants
- The 2013 ECCFPD Fire Academy & subsequent graduation
The district will continue to share information with residents via its website, Pulse Point, attendance at local City Council, Municipal Advisory Committee, Town Advisory Councilmeetings, and at regular board meetings.
About East Contra Costa Fire Protection District:
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) provides fire fighting personnel and emergency medical service (basic life support) to the residents and businesses in Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, Knightsen, Byron, Marsh Creek and Morgan Territory. The district protects approximately 249 square miles, over 105,000 residents and responded to 6,303 calls for service last year, with an average response time of 6:54. ECCFPD was established in 2002 with the consolidation of the Bethel Island, East Diablo and Oakley-Knightsen fire protection districts.
ECCFPD Fire Chief