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11/10/2014 - SEE PRESS RELEASE UNDER THE "WHAT's NEW" TAB

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Extends Temporary Closure of Knightsen Fire Station, Temporary Reopening of Downtown Brentwood Station

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Monday, November 10, 2014

CONTACT: Hugh Henderson, Fire Chief
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
(925) 240-2131


East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Extends Temporary Closure of Knightsen Fire Station, Temporary Reopening of Downtown Brentwood Station

Brentwood, November 10, 2014—The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced today that the Knightsen Fire Station (Station 94) will remain closed until January 1, 2015. The extended closure will allow the District to complete required maintenance/remediation after mold was found in the station.

On Friday, October 24, the District stated that it was temporarily closing the Knightsen Fire Station due to bacteria in the District’s well, which provides water to the station. The four crews from the Knightsen Fire Station were moved to the downtown Brentwood Fire Station (Station 54), which was previously closed due to budgetary restrictions.

After finding the bacteria in the Knightsen Station's well, the District undertook additional testing at the fire station.  The District learned on Friday, November 7 that there was a higher-than-acceptable level of mold in the air samples taken at the station. The District has completed remediation of the bacteria in the well and added a connection to the local water provider to guard against any future water system contamination.  The District will be working over the next several weeks to remediate mold in the heating and air-conditioning system, and will make additional necessary repairs to the restrooms.

The Knightsen Fire Station was built in the early 1960's and was not originally designed for continuous (24 hours per day, 7 days a week) operations. “Getting the fire station back in service, and ensuring that the station is safe for our firefighters, are our top priorities,” stated Fire Chief Hugh Henderson. "Only then can our firefighters provide the best service for our communities," Henderson added.

ABOUT THE EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District spans 249 square miles and our firefighter/EMTs serve more than 100,000 residents in the Cities of Brentwood and Oakley, the Town of Discovery Bay, the communities of Byron, Bethel Island and Knightsen, the Marsh Creek/Morgan Territory area, and all other areas within unincorporated Contra Costa County to the east of Antioch and to the southeast of Clayton.

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