Just less than half of the East Bay's 17 fire agencies meet the minimum staffing level of one sworn personnel member per 1,000 people in the population recommended for adequate fire protection by the International City/County Management Association.

Here's the breakdown:

AGENCY FIREFIGHTER PER CAPITA MEET IT?

Alameda (city)* 1.29 Yes

Alameda County 0.95 No

Albany* 1.06 Yes

Berkeley* 1.06 Yes

Fremont 0.64 No

Livermore-Pleasanton 0.69 No

Oakland 1.07 Yes

Piedmont* 2.43 Yes

Contra Costa County 0.44 No

East Contra Costa 0.30 No

El Cerrito 1.26 Yes

Kensington 1.26 Yes

Moraga-Orinda* 1.62 Yes

Pinole 0.56 No

Richmond 0.85 No

Rodeo-Hercules 0.40 No

San Ramon Valley* 0.87 No

* Also operates ambulance service staffed with sworn personnel.

Sources: Staff research, Contra Costa and Alameda County fire agencies