The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be hosting meetings to discuss the closure of fire stations in our affected communities. At the December 11, 2012 Board of Director’s meeting, the Board voted to close four fire stations – one each in the communities of Clayton, Lafayette, Martinez, and Walnut Creek. The closures are necessary to close a budget deficit due to reduced revenues from declining property taxes, coupled with increasing costs to the Fire District for personnel and general operations. The fire stations are scheduled to close on January 15th.
The meeting schedule follows:
Community: Lafayette (Fire Station 16)
Date: January 15th (rescheduled from January 7th)
Location: Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Community: Martinez (Fire Station 12)
Date: January 10th
Location: Martinez Jr. High School, 1600 Court Street
Community: Walnut Creek (Fire Station 4)
Date: January 22nd
Location: Walnut Heights Elementary School, 4064 Walnut Blvd.
Community: Clayton (Fire Station 11)
Date: January 23rd
Location: Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Rd.
The Fire Chief will be joined by members of the Board of Directors at each meeting, as well as members of the affected City Councils and City Managers. Fire District staff and Board members will be available to answer questions regarding the closures and efforts to reduce the impact to the community during the meetings.
For Media Inquiries:
Contact: Lewis Broschard, Fire Marshal