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It is the mission of this organization to provide the highest level of service to the community; to mitigate the devastating effects of fires and other disasters; to deliver emergency medical services; and to educate the public and maintain a constant state of readiness.

 

Thank you for your interest in and engagement with the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District (RHFPD), demonstrated by public turnout and participation at recent RHFPD, Rodeo Municipal Advisory Council, and Hercules City Council meetings. This announcement provides updates on two topics that generated a lot of comments: the annexation proposal and strategic planning.

 

Annexation ProposalThe RHFPD Board has made NO decision regarding annexation, and there will be NO decision made in August regarding RHFPD annexation. Two other fire protection districts, CCCFPD (“Con Fire”) and ECCFPD (“East County”), have made the decision to go forward with annexation. Con Fire and East County will continue to work with the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) on their proposal for annexation. Con Fire’s annexation of East County is not dependent on RHFPD being a part of this process. This fact was stated by the AP Triton consultant at the feasibility study presentation on July 15, 2021, and by Con Fire’s Chief Broschard at RHFPD’s workshop on July 28, 2021. RHFPD is named in the LAFCO documents submitted by Con Fire and East County, for convenience in the event RHFPD decides in favor of annexation.

 

Strategic PlanningRHFPD will host a community event on August 5, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., where we will ask for input on what priorities, metrics, and data should inform the development of a strategic plan for RHFPD. For example, the AP Triton study presented data on call volumes and average response times. That data gives us ways of measuring our District’s workload and service quality, but there are other important considerations in planning for RHFPD’s future. Please come with your ideas! The topic of strategic planning will be on the agenda at the Board’s regular meeting on August 11, 2021.

 

We continue to welcome your feedback. Check out our “We’ve Heard Your Voice” FAQs under Growth Plan on this website. You can submit questions and comments by email to info@rhfd.org, or by calling 510-799-8756.

Stay informed and be prepared for a possible power shutoff in the event of extreme weather conditions

Measure O Oversight Committee Members Needed

The Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District is accepting Applications for the Measure O Oversight Committee.  The Committee will be comprised of two residents of Hercules and two residents of Rodeo.  Please see the application for Membership Requirements.

Rodeo Training Burn

Rodeo Training Burn

COMMUNITY ADVISORY
Con Fire will conduct wildland fire training burn in Rodeo. Multi-day live fire training will result in visible smoke and flames along I-80 in Rodeo; Please do not call 911 for these training activities.

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Be Ready for Wildfire

Check out CalFire’s website for important information about how to prepare for wildfires

Weed Abatement

Please see this flyer for information on weed abatement for the Town of Rodeo and the City of Hercules