Contra Costa sets out fire station shutdown plan

Contra Costa’s largest fire agency will shutter four fire stations in January, close up to six more by 2015, and stop responding to low-priority incidents if voters reject a $75 annual parcel tax on the general election ballot.

“We are planning for the worst and hoping for the best, hoping we will not have to implement this service-reduction plan,” Contra Costa Fire Chief Daryl Louder told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The board governs the 600,000-resident central Contra Costa County fire district.

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