Public Safety


Fire Safety in Concord

Concord's fire safety services are handled by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, a well-equipped, full-service fire agency that provides fire and emergency medical services to nine cities in Contra Costa County. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District also provides full service to business and industry, including several petroleum refineries and chemical manufacturing plants.

In addition to fire suppression and emergency medical services, overall capabilities and resources of the Fire District include vehicle extrication ("jaws of life"), trench rescue, water rescue, high-angle rescue, building collapse, confined space rescue, fire and arson investigation, code enforcement, building plan review, and public education, such as Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).

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Mosquito Abatement/West Nile Virus Information

West Nile Virus AlertMosquito and West Nile virus issues in Contra Costa County are handled by the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District, a public health agency established by Contra Costa County residents in 1927. Today, programs and services are available for more than just mosquito abatement, including yellow jackets, Africanized honey bees, ticks, rats, mice, and skunks.

What to do if you have concerns about a mosquito problem
Contact the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District (CCMVCD). CCMVCD can be reached by phone at (925) 685-9301 ext. 100 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also submit a request for an on-site service visit on the CCMVCD service request.

Facts about West Nile Virus in Concord

  • Current West Nile virus cases in Contra Costa County
  • West Nile virus is a disease contracted by birds that is transmitted from bird to bird by mosquitoes.
  • It can occasionally cause meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord) in susceptible people or animals that are bitten by infected mosquitoes.
  • The program to protect residents from West Nile Virus is managed by the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.
  • Concord's representative on the district board is Angela Michaels-Tibbals.
  • For more information, visit the district Web site.
 
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