East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
A message from ECCFPD Chief Henderson
Dear ECCFPD resident,
Morgan Fire Update
As of 6 AM on Friday, September 13, 2013, the Morgan Fire is 95% contained and the focus of our activity has gone from fire suppression, to starting the process of repairing natural resources in the impacted areas.
On Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2013, at roughly 1:30 p.m. the first report of the Morgan Fire was called into 911. Within an hour of the initial dispatch, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) had five engines on scene, with four water tenders and two Battalion Chiefs, who were actively battling the fire.
An Emergency Recall was conducted and off-duty personnel were able to re-staff all 5 ECCFPD stations and continue to provide normal emergency response throughout the District. I am personally very proud of the level of service District personnel continued to provide the region during what will go down as the largest fire (total acres burned) since the District was formed in November 2002.
The feedback I've received from residents, ECCFPD Board Members and elected officials mirrors my own, that we are all very proud of our personnel for their outstanding hard work and their continued commitment to provide safety throughout the communities we serve.
Finally, the Morgan Fire, once again has shined a light on the extreme importance of maintaining adequate fire protection for our District and County as a whole.
ECCFPD Fire Chief
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