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Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
 Smart Voter William "Bill" Prather

Candidate for
Director; Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Elected Director RHFD 94-98-02-06
  • Retired Fire Captain-Richmond Fire Department
  • Hercules resident since 1978!
  • REALTOR since 1975, Keller Williams Realty
  • Rotary Club of Hercules since 1990
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Restore Fiscal Discipline to District
  • Promote "real change" in Battalion 7 to better deliver emergency service!
  • Promote co-operation between ALL agencies in Contra Costa County
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Key Endorsements
  • Phil Whitson, Mariposa High School Fire Training Course
  • Frank Batara, Former Director Rodeo Hercules Fire District
  • Excerpts from West County Times Editorial 29 OCT 10
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Position Papers
Restore Fiscal Discipline to the Rodeo Hercules Fire District!
1. Why a 3 year contract with salary raises each year when our budget is cut by reduction in property tax?
2. Why the loss of grant writing revenue for this Fire District?
3. Why the excessive overtime without regard to budget or the true need for the overtime?
High School Fire Training Academy
Mariposa High School has a treasure in Phil Whitson who started this very sucessful program. His graduates have their Firefighter I, EMT Certification & Wildland Fire Certification. These mean that the graduates can test & be hired as firefighters with Cal Fire, US Forest Service or any City or County Department.
Where is Emergency Service Going?
The current "Doctrine of Response" needs to be updated to fit our current needs for emergency service. We now respond to 85%-90% medical or service calls, not fire. This requires a rethink of our response, type of apparatus and how to provide the proper staffing to become more efficient!
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