ALCO Fire is hiring, Alameda County gets $6M for youth, CoCo cops carving pumpkins, Con Fire increasing mitigation

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Good morning, it's Oct. 22. Take a longer look at some of the most relevant updates to the municipal, legal and health departments of the two major East Bay counties below.
(Courtesy of Alameda County)

Alameda County

File online! Quick and easy!

The Superior Court of Alameda County officially debuted its Civil eCourt case management system. The system allows for electronic filing and amends emergency Local Rule.

You could drive the big firetruck! Apply now!

The Alameda County Fire Department is looking for people to fill the Benefits Specialist position. The recruitment closes on Monday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. It's unclear if the open role would allow you to drive the truck, but it's best to apply regardless, just to be safe.

Alameda County gets $6 million grant to help unhoused youth

Alameda County will receive a $6 million grant to help unhoused youth throughout the county.
(Courtesy of Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County

Great Scott! Look at those pumpkins!

The El Cerrito Police Department is sponsoring the "Great Pumpkin" Contest. The contest is open from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28. Each west Contra Costa County department that participates will submit a photo, in an anonymous lineup, and the public will judge their favorite on Survey Monkey. Each department will donate "bail" for their pumpkin and the winning department will donate the money to a local school.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Public Works help with wildfire mitigation

Con Fire and CoCo Public Works, in conjunction with Supervisor Gioia, helped mitigate wildfire risk by clearing dry brush throughout the county. Crew 12 worked to remove dead trees and other fire hazards while also clearing possible evacuation routes for more at-risk communities. Con Fire is reportedly looking to increase funding for Crew 12 which deals specifically with fire prevention, mitigation and control.

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