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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

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: