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Meet Lifeguard Section Chief Chris Linkletter

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lg-chief-chrisAt age 5, Chris Linkletter was “thrown into a pool” to learn how to swim – and loved it. What would have traumatized some children at that age was the jumping off point for her lifelong passion for swimming, being in the water and working outdoors. That was 1971. Forty-three years later, Linkletter is still in the water – and enjoying every minute of it. Read More

“One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” Campaign Addresses Everyday Causes

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It’s a fact: approximately 90 percent of all wildfires in California are caused by people. That is why fire agencies need the public’s help to prevent them. Whether it’s ensuring a campfire or landscape debris burn of leaves and branches is completely extinguished, or keeping a vehicle well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires. Read More

Fire Chief Warns of Intense Fire Season

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This week, Fire Chief Daryl Osby met with federal, state, and local fire chiefs, forestry experts and administrators to discuss what is strongly predicted to be an intense wildland fire season. Following the meeting detailing the impact of the continuing drought on local vegetation, a press conference was held to share their predictions with local reporters, featured  in this article carried by the Contra Costa Times  Read More