Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program

In 2011 the Board of Supervisors declared October 2011 as the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Month, and directed the Flood Control District to continue implementation of the Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program. In 2011 and 2012, public input was received to develop the program. Since that time, the program has produced improved signage, new safety brochures, school outreach, community outreach, a safety evaluation, a student created safety video, and Swiftwater Rescue coordination, with additional items coming soon. 

As the rains begin, please be aware that water levels will rise in the creeks and channels. The water is cold, swift-moving, and full of debris. Appreciate the great jobs creeks and channels do to protect our community from flooding; protect yourselves and your loved ones – but most importantly,

STAY OUT, STAY ALIVE!





Our “Stay Out, Stay Alive!” campaign is primarily spread via our annual fall outreach to all schools in the County.  We also need your help to spread our message:

-Be aware of fences and warning signs identifying the flood control channels

-Stay out of the channels

-If you see a person in the channel, immediately call 911

-Inform your family members about the Program and it's messages.



stay out stay alive 

Program Events:

10/28/14 – The Board recognized Mt. Diablo High School’s Digital Safari Academy’s contributions to the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/28/14 – The Board recognized the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s participation in the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/7/14 - The Board received a Program Status Report and declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month.

2/19/14 – Media Release regarding Program Update 

Recent Program Events:

10/28/14 – The Board recognized Mt. Diablo High School’s Digital Safari Academy’s contributions to the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/28/14 – The Board recognized the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s participation in the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/7/14 - The Board received a Program Status Report and declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month.

2/19/14 – Media Release regarding Program Update

Program Events:

10/28/14 – The Board recognized Mt. Diablo High School’s Digital Safari Academy’s contributions to the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/28/14 – The Board recognized the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s participation in the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/7/14 - The Board received a Program Status Report and declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month.

2/19/14 – Media Release regarding Program Update 

Program Events:

10/28/14 – The Board recognized Mt. Diablo High School’s Digital Safari Academy’s contributions to the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/28/14 – The Board recognized the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s participation in the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/7/14 - The Board received a Program Status Report and declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month.

2/19/14 – Media Release regarding Program Update 

Program Events:

10/28/14 – The Board recognized Mt. Diablo High School’s Digital Safari Academy’s contributions to the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/28/14 – The Board recognized the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s participation in the first Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program Video, geared towards youth.

10/7/14 - The Board received a Program Status Report and declared October as Creek and Channel Safety Month.

2/19/14 – Media Release regarding Program Update 
Additional Information

Safety Awareness Program Documents.

Videos illustrating the dangers of fast moving water.



For additional information, please contact Tim Jensen at 925-313-2390.