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STRUCTURE FIRE 1021 Viewpoint-Rodeo

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November 16th, 2016
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Battalion 7


M E D I A   R E L E A S E




TYPE OF INCIDENT: Structure Fire

LOCATION: 1021 Viewpoint Blvd

RESPONSE: E-76, E-70, E-69, E-75,T-78, BC7, BC71, CHP. Medic Ambulance

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Contra Costa Fire Protection District, El Cerrito Fire Department, Crockett Fire Department,





Control Time: 14:15 PM


Structure Loss: $240,000


Content Loss:  $50,000


Property Saved: Adjacent homes


Cause: Under investigation


GENERAL STORY: Engine 76 reported smoke showing from 1 mile out. Upon their arrival, there was a single story home with a garage fully involved in fire with two cars in the driveway. Command was established and units were assigned. All occupants were out of the house. One occupant sustained minor burns to the back of the head and hands. Medic ambulance handled the medical.  An aggressive fire attack was conducted and the fire was brought under control within 15 minutes. Fire damage was confined to the garage area and a small portion of the attic. No fire department injuries were reported. An investigator was requested to the scene for cause and determination of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



Engine 9 covered Station 76


 PRESS RELEASE BY: Darren Johnson Acting Battalion Chief         DATE: 11/11/2016






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May 23rd, 2016
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Directors of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District (“District”) of the County of Contra Costa, that a vacancy on the Board of Directors is effective May 13, 2016, as a result of the resignation of John Mills, District Director, whose term of office expires in January 2017.

The District Board of Directors may fill in the vacancy under the procedures of California Government Code Section 1780 appointing an individual to the office.  The Board may do so at its June 8, 2016 meeting, or another date thereafter, but before July 13, 2016.

Interested candidates should submit summaries of their qualification and a Director Application, obtainable at www.rhfd.org or the District Administrative Office, to the attention of Bryan Craig, Acting Fire Chief, at the District Administrative Office at 1680 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, California 94547, no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 7, 2016.  Applicants must be residents of the District.

The appointed individual must, upon appointment, complete and file an Economic Interest Statement as required by law.

Directors of the District perform those functions which set policy and standards for the District’s delivery of fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical services and those other services authorized by the Fire Prevention District Law of 1987 (Health and Safety Code Section 13800, et set.).

Recognition of Firefighters Lost to Suicide

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May 19th, 2016
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The Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) is committed to remembering always our brothers and sisters in the Fire and EMS service that have been lost to suicide.
On May 20, 2016, at 9:00 PM (local time), in recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, FBHA is asking that fire and EMS organizations place a rig on their driveway and turn on their emergency lights for one minute to express support for all the families that have suffered a loss. Community members are welcome to join at their local participating location or stand in their own driveway and light a candle to remember a loved one.
FBHA encourages that we “show them that we remember” and support families in our own community by sending photos or videos to info@ffbha.org.
The Fire District is in support of a request from the Contra Costa County Fire Agency CISM/Peer Support Team to support this recognition event.
If there are any concerns regarding traffic safety, please conduct this recognition to the rear of the Station.
For more information about FBHA, please visit their website at www.ffbha.org.


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March 10th, 2016
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The Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District Board of Directors is announcing an opening on its Board of Directors to fill the unexpired portion of the term of Director Beth Bartke, who has resigned her position on the District’s Board.  Applications may be obtained at District Headquarters, 1680 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, or from this link:   http://rhfd.org/download_files/directorapplication.pdf.  Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, reside within Fire District Boundaries, be a citizen of the United States and have no felony convictions.  Deadline for filing applications is March 28, 2016.

Proposition 172 Finance Commitee meeting-CANCELED

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March 9th, 2016
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The Finance Committee has been canceled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 10th and has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 15th at 1:30 p.m. (subject to end of Board of Supervisors meeting).

The meeting will take place at the following location:

County Administration Building

651 Pine Street, 1st Floor-Room 101

Martinez, CA 94553