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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Making a Difference for Children, Every Day


Making a difference in children's lives everyday. The children of Contra Costa County depend on us for emergency response in critical situations.

Children make up approximately 25% of our county population, 18-25% of all emergency department visits and approximately 10% of our 9-1-1 responses. By Although life threatening emergencies involving children are rare special skills and training are required. In Contra Costa, the emergency medical response for children is provided by a network of first-rate agencies, hospitals in partnership with child advocacy groups to reduce injury and death.

The Emergency Medical Services Division of Contra Costa Health Services works with these partners to ensure everyone involved in an emergency response is specially trained and properly equipped to care for infants and children. These are some of the ways we support these efforts: