Contra Costa County Firefighters Save the World After Mt. Diablo Erupts

December 21, 2012 7:44 am · 30 comments


Well, the Mayans were correct, but in the end, they were wrong.

The end of the World was near, but fortunately, firefighters from Contra Costa County were able to respond in time to control and extinguish the volcano eruption on Mt. Diablo overnight, and save everybody’s life!

Just to assure everybody, this didn’t really happen, it’s just a joke. All kidding aside, it’s nice to see everybody here today!

Thanks to @mrizroz for the photoshopped image!

Teacher Wannabe December 21, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Awesome! Thanks guys. What a way to start the day.

Cracky McGee December 21, 2012 at 7:54 AM

You have me belly laughing this morning, Mayor! Thanks for a happy start to my Friday!

Cracky McGee December 21, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Thanks to @mrizroz too! Nice job 🙂

anon December 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Love this! And it just goes to show how much we NEED the Clayton Fire Dept…..just in case.

Atticus Thraxx December 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

A little disappointed. Guess I’d better go ahead and pay my Verizon bill. And go apologize to my neighbor. In my defense his wife is hot and I truly thought the world was gonna end.

miek December 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM

that is why we need the clayton fire station to stay open!!
well done mayor

Slowfolder December 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Another reason why I wake up to Claycord December 21, 2012 at 8:18 AM


Cowellian December 21, 2012 at 8:17 AM


JustMe December 21, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Actually, I think it would have been funnier to photoshop an image of an Olive Garden being built in Concord. Then we would have known the World truly was ending.

Dragon December 21, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Man, this is NOT how I thought Claycord would be celebrating the not-quite end of the world!

Excellent job, Mizroz, fantastic idea….

Parsnip December 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM

@JustMe #10 — Or, that fool recently videotaped stealing packages as sitting in for Santa at SVMall. THAT is when the world really ends.

GoGo Gomez December 21, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Mayan April Fools!

JRConcord December 21, 2012 at 8:36 AM

The world is going to end? I have not heard that, this is news to me.

Mr. John December 21, 2012 at 8:40 AM

You’re all assuming the world didn’t really end last night at 3 AM. Maybe last night was the point where we’d done just enough damage to our environment and just enough neglect of our social structures that the world was put on a path to inevitable doom.

(You have to give all the doom and gloom crowd SOMETHING to believe in…)

Mark December 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Well then the whole firefighter budget debate can now be put to bed. If we have enough firefighters to put out a volcano, we can definitely survive closing a few stations.

ClaycordRocks December 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM

LMAO, I love it!!! Thank you @mrizroz and Mr Mayor! Now I can go out today with a big smile on my face saying “What a wonderful world we live in!”

Skeeter December 21, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world
‘Cause you don’t love me any more?
Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the stars glow above?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when I lost your love
I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why every thing’s the same as it was
I can’t understand. No, I can’t understand
How life goes on the way it does
Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye
Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye

BAAQMD December 21, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Over on the mountain
Thunder magic spoke,
“Let the people know my wisdom,
Fill the land with smoke”

Officer Barbrady December 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Dear Atticus,

Your cat would appreciate it if you nenewed his supply of kitty litter ,too. Also I am informed that the neighbor is in a forgiving mood, for now, however further attempts at assignation, will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

Just a Concordian December 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Driving through SF to get to work this morning I was blasting “It’s the end of the world as we know it” from my car.

Anon2you December 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

The world did end last night, but it started up again this morning…

I managed to grab a Bucket of Lava December 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

should keep the house warm all Winter…..

What an "UPLIFTING" story! December 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Mt. Diablo formed as a result of geologic compression and uplift caused by the movements of the Earth’s plates. The mountain lies between converging earthquake faults (San Andreas)and when the Pacific Plate was subducting beneath the North American continent.

No volcano.

But FUNNY! The firemen can stay at the station lifting weights.

Connie Dobbs December 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM

It’s not midnight yet…

B December 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Awesome,, about time our Firefighters start earning their over-inflated paychecks

Captain Bebops December 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Is that why the last time I took friends to the summit of Mt. Diablo the display about it being a volcano was missing? I recall there being a display and something about it erupting a very long time ago (same with Mt. Tam).

I'm The Urban Spaceman December 21, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Capt. Bebops- Mt. Diablo is not, was not, a volcano. There was one in the Oakland Hills, but never Diablo.

BAAQMD- you better run thru the jungle.

Scott December 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The world ends everynight when the moon comes up, and an intense battle is fought, with Ra the Sun God always conquering and starting the beginning of a new day….and a new aeon. Look for the man with the water pales to guide you into the gates

J. December 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Friends of Mt. Diablo recently announced that they found two Volcanoes to the north of Mt. Diablo.

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