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Jul 14

Fire Department Mutual Aid Response

Posted to City Manager's Updates on July 14, 2016 at 10:36 AM by Margaret Livingston

Captain Kevin Janes was dispatched on June 17, 2016 as part of his Incident Management Team to the Sherpa Fire in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County.

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Feb 24

2015 Fire Dept. Emergency Response Overview

Posted to City Manager's Updates on February 24, 2016 at 8:56 AM by Suzanne Iarla

The El Cerrito Fire Department responds to a wide variety of calls for service. See the Fire Response Page for a chart of Request for Services over the past five years.

The Fire Department’s responses remain fairly consistent, with a five year average of 3,010 responses annually.

Fire loss over this five year period averages $350,679 per year, down from the spike the City experienced five years ago. Fire loss averages remain low compared to cities with similar demographics. The Department suspects that requests for service will remain flat over the next calendar year.
Sep 02

Insurance Service Organization Analysis of El Cerrito/Kensington Fire Suppression Service Area

Posted to City Manager's Updates on September 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM by Suzanne Iarla

ISO is an insurance industry group which collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structural fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPC) number is assigned. The rating schedule rates from 1-10, a Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program and a Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

We are happy to report that the PPC for the El Cerrito/Kensington Fire Protection Service Area improved from a 3 to a 2 during this most recent review.

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