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Please answer the following questions to help shape the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Strategic Plan.

298 registered responses


1. Which community do you reside in?

Response Percent Response Count
Brentwood 44.3% 132
Oakley 25.5% 76
Discovery Bay 20.5% 61
Bethel Island 2.7% 8
Knightsen 2.3% 7
Marsh Creek 1.3% 4
Morgan Territory 2.3% 7
Other 1.0% 3

2. What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
Between 18 and 29 years 1.3% 4
Between 30 and 39 years 14.1% 42
Between 40 and 49 years 16.1% 48
Between 50 and 59 years 19.8% 59
Between 60 and 69 years 27.9% 83
70 years and over 20.8% 62

3. Are you a homeowner?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 96.3% 287
No 3.7% 11

4. Do you have individuals under 18 years living in your household?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 36.4% 108
No 63.6% 189

5. Has anyone in your family or household received emergency services, including medical and fire response, from the District in the last 12 months?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 11.4% 34
No 88.6% 264

6. Please rate the importance of the following opportunities for the future of ECCFPD.

Prepare for emergencies and mitigate their impacts.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 0.7% 2
Somewhat important (2) 3.7% 11
Important (3) 24.7% 73
Very Important (4) 68.6% 203
Don’t know/not applicable 0.7% 2
Provide advanced life support when necessary with paramedic services.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 1.4% 4
Somewhat important (2) 4.4% 13
Important (3) 14.9% 44
Very Important (4) 77.7% 230
Don’t know/not applicable 0.7% 2
Add fire stations and appropriate staffing.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 1.7% 5
Somewhat important (2) 5.4% 16
Important (3) 16.6% 49
Very Important (4) 74.3% 220
Don’t know/not applicable 1.4% 4
Provide water and marine safety.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 11.1% 33
Somewhat important (2) 25.3% 75
Important (3) 33.4% 99
Very Important (4) 25.3% 75
Don’t know/not applicable 3.4% 10
Transfer fire prevention services and inspections from the County.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 14.9% 44
Somewhat important (2) 18.2% 54
Important (3) 29.1% 86
Very Important (4) 17.2% 51
Don’t know/not applicable 20.3% 60
Modernize stations, apparatus, and equipment.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 3.4% 10
Somewhat important (2) 12.8% 38
Important (3) 34.5% 102
Very Important (4) 44.9% 133
Don’t know/not applicable 2.7% 8
Prepare for emergency response to planned high-rise structures.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 20.3% 60
Somewhat important (2) 26.0% 77
Important (3) 30.1% 89
Very Important (4) 16.6% 49
Don’t know/not applicable 6.8% 20
Reduce response times for emergency calls for service throughout the District.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 0.7% 2
Somewhat important (2) 4.1% 12
Important (3) 14.2% 42
Very Important (4) 78.7% 233
Don’t know/not applicable 2.4% 7
Ensure financial stability and sustainability.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 2.0% 6
Somewhat important (2) 2.7% 8
Important (3) 20.3% 60
Very Important (4) 69.9% 207
Don’t know/not applicable 4.4% 13
Communicate the District’s value to the public.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 5.7% 17
Somewhat important (2) 16.9% 50
Important (3) 35.5% 105
Very Important (4) 39.5% 117
Don’t know/not applicable 2.4% 7
Invest in community partnerships.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 5.1% 15
Somewhat important (2) 25.0% 74
Important (3) 38.5% 114
Very Important (4) 26.0% 77
Don’t know/not applicable 4.7% 14
Strengthen cooperative efforts with neighboring agencies.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 1.0% 3
Somewhat important (2) 10.5% 31
Important (3) 40.5% 120
Very Important (4) 43.9% 130
Don’t know/not applicable 3.0% 9
Build a high-performing workforce focused on continuous improvement.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 1.4% 4
Somewhat important (2) 7.4% 22
Important (3) 33.8% 100
Very Important (4) 55.4% 164
Don’t know/not applicable 2.0% 6
Foster a culture of excellence and leadership within all stations.
Response Percent Response Count
Not important (1) 1.7% 5
Somewhat important (2) 6.1% 18
Important (3) 32.8% 97
Very Important (4) 55.4% 164
Don’t know/not applicable 2.0% 6

7. Optional: Are there any other opportunities for improvement that should be considered for the ECCFPD strategic plan? Short comments encouraged.

Answered
93
Skipped
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8. How satisfied are you with existing service levels (emergency response times and fire containment policy) today?

Response Percent Response Count
Not satisfied 53.8% 156
Somewhat satisfied 23.4% 68
Satisfied 14.5% 42
Very Satisfied 5.2% 15
Don’t know 3.1% 9

9. Please rate your support for the following additional funding strategies to improve or expand ongoing District services.

a. A voter-approved tax increase to support 3 additional stations (for a total of 6 stations) to largely meet response time standards for our current population?
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly oppose (1) 13.1% 39
Oppose (2) 11.1% 33
Support (3) 25.8% 77
Strongly support (4) 46.6% 139
Don’t know 2.3% 7
b. A voter-approved tax increase to support 6 additional stations (for a total of 9 stations) to fully meet response time standards now and in the future?
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly oppose (1) 17.8% 53
Oppose (2) 15.8% 47
Support (3) 22.1% 66
Strongly support (4) 37.6% 112
Don’t know 6.0% 18
c. A reallocation of property taxes that takes funding away from schools and education? (see NOTE above)
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly oppose (1) 26.5% 79
Oppose (2) 33.2% 99
Support (3) 15.8% 47
Strongly support (4) 18.8% 56
Don’t know 5.0% 15
d. A reallocation of property taxes that takes funding away from law enforcement, streets, parks and other local services? (see NOTE above)
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly oppose (1) 24.5% 73
Oppose (2) 36.6% 109
Support (3) 18.1% 54
Strongly support (4) 14.1% 42
Don’t know 5.7% 17
e. Stopping all new or increased development, including both residential and commercial expansions, until fire service standards can be met? (see NOTE above)
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly oppose (1) 8.7% 26
Oppose (2) 10.1% 30
Support (3) 24.8% 74
Strongly support (4) 53.4% 159
Don’t know 2.3% 7
f. Dissolution of the District and returning fire protection and emergency response services to the cities and county, likely with no improvement to response times unless new funding is identified or other services are reduced? (see NOTE above)
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly oppose (1) 34.9% 104
Oppose (2) 25.2% 75
Support (3) 11.1% 33
Strongly support (4) 9.1% 27
Don’t know 18.5% 55

10. How well does the mission statement above reflect the purpose of the District?

Response Percent Response Count
Very Well 45.6% 134
Well 38.1% 112
Somewhat well 8.2% 24
Not Well 8.2% 24

11. Optional: Please suggest improvements to the mission statement above. Short comments encouraged.

Answered
50
Skipped
248

12. How well does the vision statement above reflect the desired future of the District?

Response Percent Response Count
Very Well 48.5% 142
Well 35.5% 104
Somewhat well 10.2% 30
Not Well 5.8% 17

13. Optional: Please suggest improvements to the vision statement above. Short comments encouraged.

Answered
44
Skipped
254

14. Please select up to five core values that you think best describe the desired values of ECCFPD.

Response Percent Response Count
Be fiscally responsible, while maintaining a commitment to excellence. 72.8% 214
Communicate openly and share knowledge. 32.3% 95
Do our best. 19.4% 57
Foster an environment of trust. 15.3% 45
Foster honesty and fairness in our relationships with employees and the public. 32.3% 95
Integrity, courage and personal accountability will direct our actions. 51.4% 151
Measure our success by the satisfaction of our customers. 24.5% 72
Nurture the potential for leadership and accomplishment in all members. 11.9% 35
Offer reliable and professional service. 66.7% 196
Promote and respect the contributions of others. 6.1% 18
Promote diversity in our workforce. 9.2% 27
Safeguard the lives of our team and the public. 72.4% 213
Show care and compassion toward our communities. 25.9% 76
Treat others, as we want to be treated. 16.7% 49
Work as a team to innovate. 19.7% 58

15. Optional: If you feel an additional value should be included, please add it below. Short comments encouraged.

Answered
23
Skipped
275

16. Optional: If you have any additional comments about the strategic plan, please provide details below. Short comments encouraged.

Answered
95
Skipped
203
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July 7, 2018, 9:11 PM
  • 1. Which community do you reside in?
    • Oakley
  • 2. What is your age?
    • Between 50 and 59 years
  • 3. Are you a homeowner?
    • Yes
  • 4. Do you have individuals under 18 years living in your household?
    • No
  • 5. Has anyone in your family or household received emergency services, including medical and fire response, from the District in the last 12 months?
    • No
  • 6. Please rate the importance of the following opportunities for the future of ECCFPD.
    • Prepare for emergencies and mitigate their impacts. - Very Important (4)
    • Provide advanced life support when necessary with paramedic services. - Very Important (4)
    • Add fire stations and appropriate staffing. - Very Important (4)
    • Provide water and marine safety. - Important (3)
    • Transfer fire prevention services and inspections from the County. - Important (3)
    • Modernize stations, apparatus, and equipment. - Very Important (4)
    • Prepare for emergency response to planned high-rise structures. - Very Important (4)
    • Reduce response times for emergency calls for service throughout the District. - Very Important (4)
    • Ensure financial stability and sustainability. - Very Important (4)
    • Communicate the District’s value to the public. - Very Important (4)
    • Invest in community partnerships. - Very Important (4)
    • Strengthen cooperative efforts with neighboring agencies. - Very Important (4)
    • Build a high-performing workforce focused on continuous improvement. - Very Important (4)
    • Foster a culture of excellence and leadership within all stations. - Very Important (4)
  • 7. Optional: Are there any other opportunities for improvement that should be considered for the ECCFPD strategic plan? Short comments encouraged.
    No response.
  • 8. How satisfied are you with existing service levels (emergency response times and fire containment policy) today?
    • Satisfied
  • 9. Please rate your support for the following additional funding strategies to improve or expand ongoing District services.
    • a. A voter-approved tax increase to support 3 additional stations (for a total of 6 stations) to largely meet response time standards for our current population? - Strongly support (4)
    • b. A voter-approved tax increase to support 6 additional stations (for a total of 9 stations) to fully meet response time standards now and in the future? - Support (3)
    • c. A reallocation of property taxes that takes funding away from schools and education? (see NOTE above) - Oppose (2)
    • d. A reallocation of property taxes that takes funding away from law enforcement, streets, parks and other local services? (see NOTE above) - Oppose (2)
    • e. Stopping all new or increased development, including both residential and commercial expansions, until fire service standards can be met? (see NOTE above) - Strongly support (4)
    • f. Dissolution of the District and returning fire protection and emergency response services to the cities and county, likely with no improvement to response times unless new funding is identified or other services are reduced? (see NOTE above) - Strongly oppose (1)
  • 10. How well does the mission statement above reflect the purpose of the District?
    • Very Well
  • 11. Optional: Please suggest improvements to the mission statement above. Short comments encouraged.
    No response.
  • 12. How well does the vision statement above reflect the desired future of the District?
    • Very Well
  • 13. Optional: Please suggest improvements to the vision statement above. Short comments encouraged.
    No response.
  • 14. Please select up to five core values that you think best describe the desired values of ECCFPD.
    • Be fiscally responsible, while maintaining a commitment to excellence.
    • Communicate openly and share knowledge.
    • Foster honesty and fairness in our relationships with employees and the public.
    • Integrity, courage and personal accountability will direct our actions.
    • Safeguard the lives of our team and the public.
  • 15. Optional: If you feel an additional value should be included, please add it below. Short comments encouraged.
    No response.
  • 16. Optional: If you have any additional comments about the strategic plan, please provide details below. Short comments encouraged.
    No response.
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