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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Communications Testing Schedules

440 MHz Radio

Normally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at:

  • 11:00 a.m. Community Clinics Net on RMC/CLNC2
  • 11:10 a.m. Skilled Nursing Facility Net on MH2
  • 11:30 a.m. Health Services Net on HSD ADMIN
  • 11:50 a.m. Hospital Command Net on HOSPITAL NET

January 28, 2015
February 25, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 22, 2015
May 27, 2015
June 24, 2015
July 22, 2015
August 26, 2015
September 23, 2015
October 28, 2015
November 25, 2015
December 23, 2015

Bay Area Hospital Net (RACES Ham Radio)

Normally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon


Hospitals are polled at 4:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily
Patient Triage & Tracking Exercise every 5th and 19th of each month

Satellite Telephones

Satellite phone testing occurs on the same dates as the 440MHz radio testing. Testing may be done on your own by calling EMS at 925-646-4690. During the test day, similar to the 440MHz radio testing, EMS staff will verify the signal and quality.