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Contra Costa County
Fire Protection Department
Administrative Office:

4005 Port Chicago Highway,
Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520-1180

Phone: (925) 941-3300
E-mail: info@cccfpd.org

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About The District - Historical Information

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was originally formed by the merger of the Central Fire Protection District and the Mt. Diablo Fire Protection District. This took place on December 29, 1964. Stations 1, 3 and 4 in Walnut Creek and Stations 2 and 5 in Pleasant Hill were part of the Central Fire Protection District while Stations 6, 8 and 10 in Concord, Station 7 in West Pittsburg, Station 11 in Clayton and Station 9 in Pacheco were part of the Mt. Diablo Fire Protection District.

The Mountain View Fire District became part of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District on December 1, 1966. Station 12 was the District Station and served the unincorporated area of Martinez.

The Martinez Fire Department became part of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District on July 1, 1968, after passage of Measure F on the ballot. Stations 13 and 14 were the Martinez Fire Department stations.

The Lafayette Fire Protection District became part of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District on January 1, 1969, after the City of Lafayette became a City and voted to annex to the Contra Costa County Fire District. Stations 15, 16 and 17 were the District Fire Stations.

The Bay Point Fire Protection District was annexed to the Contra Costa County Fire District on January 1, 1969. It had no paid personnel. Station 18 was one of the two stations in this District. The other station was in Port Chicago and is occupied by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Island Fire District was split up into three service areas. Service areas F3 and F4 were in the East County area and considered an unincorporated Antioch and Pittsburg area. Service area F5 was in the waterfront area of Avon. The surrounding districts through contract provided Service. For many years, Service Area F5 was contracted with the Mountain View Fire District. Service Area F5 was dissolved and became part of the Contra Costa County Fire District on October 1, 1970.

The Briones Fire District was annexed to the Contra Costa County Fire District on November 1, 1971, and had only a part-paid Chief. Station 19 was in the Briones Fire District.

The Riverview Fire District was formed on July 1, 1975, by combining Antioch Fire Department, Pittsburg Fire Department and the West Pittsburg portion of the Contra Costa County Fire District, and Service Areas F3 and F4 of the Island Fire District into one district. On November 1, 1977, the Allied Chemical area of Port Chicago area of Port Chicago Highway was annexed to the Riverview Fire District. The Riverview Fire District was dissolved on July 1, 1994, and became part of the Contra Costa County Fire District on that date.

The San Pablo Fire District was annexed to the El Sobrante Fire District on June 30, 1975. The West County Fire District was dissolved on July 1, 1994, and became part of the Contra Costa County Fire District on that date.

On July 1, 1994, the Oakley Fire District was dissolved and became part of the Contra Costa County Fire District. Effective January 1, 1999, the Oakley Fire District was re-formed as a County-dependent district.

On July 1, 1994, the Pinole Fire District (not City of Pinole Fire Department) was dissolved and became part of the Contra Costa County Fire District.