Tag: Contra Costa County California

On The Road With PDA Teams in Contra Costa County


Mar 10, 2017 7:49 pm

Preliminary Damage Assessment teams are scouring counties all over California, trying to tally the cost of damage to public infrastructure during the storms in February.  For the governor to declare a state of emergency, and for a possible presidential disaster proclamation and receive financial help from the federal government, the state must know what reasonable damage and repair cost estimates are. Both state and federal representatives conduct PDA’s. In the video below we shadow one PDA Team in Contra Costa County (we want to thank them for allowing us to tag along, and for their patience with us.)

Once all the data has been compiled by federal teams (FEMA), it’s turned over to Cal OES, which compares it to their own data.  It is important … continue reading »


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Cal OES Supports Response to Morgan Fire in Contra Costa County, Other Fires Throughout the State


Sep 9, 2013 1:32 pm
California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Strike Team from Marin County Operational Aid XMR-2141C, photo by Novato FPD Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Zagaris
California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Strike Team from Marin County Operational Aid XMR-2141C, photo by Novato FPD Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Zagaris

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Morgan Fire, which has consumed 1,500 acres, threatening 75 residences near the community of Clayton in Contra Costa County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has deployed a water tender, an assistant fire chief and two public safety communications technicians to the incident command post.

In addition, the Cal OES Fire and Rescue … continue reading »


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