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About the Pinole Fire Department

Firefighter with childThe Pinole Fire Department has a long tradition of service and commitment to the community. This commitment extends to all persons living in, and visiting, the City of Pinole, Tara Hills, and surrounding coverage areas.

Since September 2000, the City of Pinole Fire Department (PFD),  Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District (RHFPD) and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), have operated as a functional Battalion, known as "Battalion 7." This concept has been highly successful for all three agencies in the areas of improved response, communications, and training.

For many years these jurisdictions have agreed to automatically provide each other with assistance. Using an “automatic aid” system, no departments need to call for assistance. Instead, departments automatically respond to the needs of neighboring departments without being asked via the combined Dispatch. The user of emergency services, often a resident who dials 9-1-1, usually does not notice the differences among the jurisdictions. That means that the cooperation among these agencies is working, each department dedicated to providing prompt and professional response to any emergency in West County. 

In October 2022, the City of Pinole entered an agreement with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD, “Con Fire”) through with Con Fire will provide fire protection services in Pinole, beginning in spring 2023, by operating Fire Station 73 and Fire Station 74 (located on Pinole Valley Road near the southeast border of the City). This arrangement is made possible by the County’s contribution of $2 million annually from Measure X proceeds.

Learn more about Fire Station 74