EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) – Introduction

Getting emergency medical help to your location requires many partnerships when calling 9-1-1: a 9-1-1 telephone system must route calls to a dispatch center; the dispatch center must gather information and communicate it to field personnel; field personnel must stabilize the patient; the ambulance and/or helicopter must transport the patient to the hospital; the hospital…

Contra Costa Supervisors Accept Offer of Firefighter Pay Cuts

MARTINEZ — The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted Tuesday an offer of 10 percent in pay cuts from its 300 firefighters, dispatchers and fire investigators worth $6.2 million in savings a year. The deal averted threatened closures of as many as four Contra Costa Fire Department stations as the severely strapped district…

2010 CCRFCC Calls for Service Highlight

The Contra Costa Regional Fire Communication Center (CCRFCC) provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services dispatch, coordination, and technical support services to multiple agencies and of course to the public! The Center is part of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, operating within this agency’s Telecommunications Division. Our 15 Dispatchers responded to and formally documented…