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Alameda Fire Department

Alameda Fire Department The Alameda Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS service for the City of Alameda.

The Alameda Fire Department is comprised of dedicated professionals assigned to five divisions structured to meet the needs of the community and the Department. The Administrative, Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Training and Prevention divisions are prepared to ensure day-to-day readiness in all areas of responsibility. The Fire Chief provides leadership and support for the effective, efficient delivery of these services.

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City of Alameda: Plan ahead for heavy rains and strong winds starting early this morning. Call 510-337-8340 to report fl...
01/04/2023

City of Alameda: Plan ahead for heavy rains and strong winds starting early this morning. Call 510-337-8340 to report flooding and other needs. Call 911 for emergencies. Check alamedaca.gov/alerts for updates.

PREPARE: Heavy rains and strong winds may cause flooding and power outages. Charge devices and electric vehicles. Have non-perishable food, drinking water, and medications available. Make sure pets are cared for.

SAND BAGS: A limited supply of sandbags will be available Wednesday morning in the courtyard off Lexington behind City Hall West, 950 W Mall Square, Alameda Point. Please pursue alternative resources if possible.

ROAD CLOSURES: Harbor Bay Parkway remains closed in both directions.

POWER OUTAGES: Call Alameda Municipal Power at 510-748-3900 to report an outage. Outage updates will be shared on social media.

SAFETY: Stay off roads during heavy rains and strong winds. It is never safe to drive through flooded intersections. Don't underestimate the depth of water.

ALERTS: Sign up for emergency text and email alerts at acalert.org, check alamedaca.gov/alerts for more information, and follow the City of Alameda - Local Government social media channels.

WEATHER FORECAST: A flood watch is in effect starting January 4 at 4am through January 5 at 4pm. A high wind warning is in effect starting January 4 at 4am through January 5 at 10am.

Major wind and rain impacts are EXPECTED today and into Thursday. Prepare now for flooding, downed trees, and power outa...
01/04/2023

Major wind and rain impacts are EXPECTED today and into Thursday. Prepare now for flooding, downed trees, and power outages. NEVER drive through flooded roadways! Remember turn around, don't drown.

The Alameda City Fire Department has added staffing to assist with localized flooding and the City is currently staffing our Emergency Operations Center to monitor the situation.

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The Alameda Fire Department uses Zonehaven to provide the community with critical evacuation updates, resources, and the...
01/03/2023

The Alameda Fire Department uses Zonehaven to provide the community with critical evacuation updates, resources, and the latest updates on active incidents.

As we continue to navigate through forecasted wet weather this week, AFD and the City of Alameda will utilize ZoneHaven Alerts to notify residents of potential flooding and other significant incidents.

Find out what “Zone” you are located in at https://myzone.zonehaven.com/

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🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉The Alameda Fire Department would like to wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!We ask that you celebrate...
01/01/2023

🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉

The Alameda Fire Department would like to wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!

We ask that you celebrate responsibly and stay safe this holiday weekend.

Cheers to 2023!

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The Alameda Fire Department has been receiving numerous calls for service for the report of flooding throughout the City...
12/31/2022

The Alameda Fire Department has been receiving numerous calls for service for the report of flooding throughout the City.

AFD is working closely with Public Works and Alameda Police Department to address flooding around the island.

SAND BAGS are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis at a self-serve sandbag station in the courtyard behind City Hall West at 950 W Mall Square.

For more information on Storm Preparation and Response, Visit the City of Alameda Public Works website at https://tinyurl.com/3awche2x.

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from all of us at the Alameda City Fire Department. We wish you a Safe and Happy Holida...
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from all of us at the Alameda City Fire Department.

We wish you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Thank you to all our Alameda Firefighters and fellow first responders who are protecting our community during this holiday season.

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Last week the Alameda Fire Department coordinated Active Shooter Preparedness Training with the Alameda Police Departmen...
12/20/2022

Last week the Alameda Fire Department coordinated Active Shooter Preparedness Training with the Alameda Police Department and U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda.

This training prepares Alameda Firefighters to work alongside Law Enforcement in the event of an active shooter situation by rescuing and treating shooting victims under hostile conditions.

Learn more about how you can prepare for and protect yourself during an active shooter situation at https://tinyurl.com/4zw4m5tt

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🚒 PROMOTION ALERT 📣Over the past month Fire Chief Luby has promoted two individuals and provided them with their new bad...
12/20/2022

🚒 PROMOTION ALERT 📣

Over the past month Fire Chief Luby has promoted two individuals and provided them with their new badges!

Congratulations to Will Dyer who has been promoted to the rank of Fire Captain and Kevin Tidwell who was promoted to the rank of Apparatus Operator.

We look forward to seeing these members continue to succeed in their new roles.

Photo #1: Chief Luby and Captain Dyer (Top), Chief Luby and AO Tidwell (Bottom)

Photo #2: Captain Dyer being pinned by his wife.

Photo #3: AO Tidwell with his family.

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🚨 FINAL WEEK TO APPLY 🚨The Alameda City Fire Department is NOW HIRING for the position of Entry and Lateral FIREFIGHTER ...
12/19/2022

🚨 FINAL WEEK TO APPLY 🚨

The Alameda City Fire Department is NOW HIRING for the position of Entry and Lateral FIREFIGHTER (EMT & Paramedic).

DEADLINE to APPLY is Friday, December 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

ENTRY FIREFIGHTER (EMT & Paramedic) - tinyurl.com/pvx7vx5h

LATERAL FIREFIGHTER (EMT & Paramedic) - tinyurl.com/4rtyznt9

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MOOSE BOATS, LLC Awarded the Contract for Alameda City Fire’s new Fire BoatMare Island - Vallejo, CA. – December 2022 – ...
12/09/2022

MOOSE BOATS, LLC Awarded the Contract for Alameda City Fire’s new Fire Boat

Mare Island - Vallejo, CA. – December 2022 – Moose Boats, LLC, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been awarded a new contract from Alameda City Fire Department for the construction of an M2–38 Catamaran Fireboat.

The M2 – 38 aluminum catamaran will be powered by twin Cummins QSB6.7L 480HP turbo diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton HJX29 water-jets. Darley pumps will provide 5,000GPM of water through two 5” discharges, two 4” discharges, eight 2.5” discharges, and four monitors. This powerful fireboat will allow for deployment of fire attack hose lines in addition to supplemental water supply for land-based operations. Additionally, the new Moose Fire Boat will provide for enhanced dive and water rescue operations with an integrated dive/recovery platform for the AFD Dive Team. The catamaran also has a draft of under 24”, which gives it the ability to operate in the shallow waters that surround Alameda.

The Alameda Fire Department serves the City of Alameda, where a majority of the city is an island within the San Francisco Bay accessible only by multiple bridges and the Posey & Webster Tubes. Alameda is home to a wide variety of marinas, beaches, waterfront homes, and multiple ferry terminals. Alameda Fire Department has a robust Marine Operation Program, consisting of a regional sub-surface Dive Team, water rescue swimmers, inflatable rescue boats, and a fire boat. Since a majority of the City is surrounded by water and utilized by a wide array of both commercial and recreational vessels, the Alameda Fire Department must be prepared to respond to a variety of All-Risk marine emergencies.

The City of Alameda utilized GSA Schedule 84 Cooperative Purchasing Program, allowing the vessel to be purchased from Moose Boats’ GSA pricing schedule.

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Today we take a moment to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese...
12/07/2022

Today we take a moment to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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Firefighters at Alameda Fire Station #1 conducting rope rescue training this afternoon. The Alameda Fire Department staf...
12/03/2022

Firefighters at Alameda Fire Station #1 conducting rope rescue training this afternoon.

The Alameda Fire Department staffs two Trucks and cross-staffs a Rescue which all have rope rescue equipment to assist firefighters in effecting technical rescues.

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This afternoon, Alameda High School’s Sports Medicine class visited Fire Station #1 for a station tour. Our Alameda Fire...
12/01/2022

This afternoon, Alameda High School’s Sports Medicine class visited Fire Station #1 for a station tour.

Our Alameda Firefighters were able to share with the students elements of our day-to-day job, give them a tour of the Fire Station, and demonstrate some of the equipment we carry.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Alameda City Fire Department!From our families to yours, we wish you a happy and safe Thanks...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from the Alameda City Fire Department!

From our families to yours, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Our Fire Stations are fully staffed today and we thank all our on-duty firefighters who are away from home and protecting our Community on this Holiday.

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There are many ways to cook a Turkey this Thanksgiving and Alameda Firefighters love to prepare a great meal using a var...
11/23/2022

There are many ways to cook a Turkey this Thanksgiving and Alameda Firefighters love to prepare a great meal using a variety of methods.

The Alameda Fire Department asks that no matter what method you choose this Thanksgiving, please do it safely. This includes using Turkey Fryers outdoors and following the correct cooking instructions. For more safety information, visit https://youtu.be/Dm6UMPP2z8I

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It's almost Thanksgiving and the Alameda Fire Department would like to remind you to practice safe cooking habits while ...
11/23/2022

It's almost Thanksgiving and the Alameda Fire Department would like to remind you to practice safe cooking habits while preparing the big meal.

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents.

Stay in the kitchen and focus on the food when you are cooking on the stovetop.

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The Alameda City Fire Department will be HIRING SOON for the position of ENTRY & LATERAL FIREFIGHTER (EMT and Paramedic)...
11/21/2022

The Alameda City Fire Department will be HIRING SOON for the position of ENTRY & LATERAL FIREFIGHTER (EMT and Paramedic).

The Application Period is tentatively scheduled to open on November 28, 2022.

Visit www.AlamedaCityFire.com for more information and Follow us at on social media for updates.

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The Alameda City Fire Department will be HIRING SOON for the positions of EMT & Paramedic Firefighter (Entry and Lateral...
11/18/2022

The Alameda City Fire Department will be HIRING SOON for the positions of EMT & Paramedic Firefighter (Entry and Lateral). The Application Period will be opening within the next several weeks.

*ENTRY Level Candidates MUST be on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List*

*LATERAL Candidates MUST have 12 months continuous employment as a Full-time Firefighter and a Valid Firefighter 1 Certificate*

If you are interested in becoming an Alameda Firefighter, fill out an Interest Card (https://tinyurl.com/2z83h6hc) and Follow Us on Social Media to be the first to hear of our upcoming hiring process.

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Last week, AFD was presented with the badge of retired Alameda Fire Department Captain James Del Vecchio. Captain Vecchi...
11/15/2022

Last week, AFD was presented with the badge of retired Alameda Fire Department Captain James Del Vecchio.

Captain Vecchio’s grandson, Jim Samuels, presented his grandfather’s badge to the Fire Department on behalf of their family.

The Alameda Fire Department extends our sincere gratitude and thanks for their act of generously presenting their grandfather’s badge to the organization.

We will care for this badge, that of retired Alameda Fire Captain James Del Vecchio, with great honor. We are proud to share and preserve the legacy of Captain Del Vecchio and acknowledge his service to the citizens of Alameda from 1899 to 1934.

Pictured is Jim Samuels, grandson of Captain Del Vecchio, with AFD members of Fire Station #1 located at 1300 Park Street on November 11, 2022.

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We are so excited about this partnership between the City of Alameda, the Alameda Fire Department and Alameda Family Services. Thank you so much Assemblymember Mia Bonta for coming and supporting us in our celebration of community partnerships last month at Trabocco.

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For our Alameda community:
Happy Friday everyone! Sharing this valuable community information on behalf of Alameda Fire Department. If you or anyone you know needs assistance for the holidays please share or click the application link below.

Welcome to the 2021 Alameda Firefighters’ Toy Program!
Health and safety protocols necessitated by COVID 19 make it impossible for toys to be collected and distributed. This year gift cards will be safely distributed to eligible low-income Alameda residents. Families who participate in the following programs are eligible and encouraged to complete the online application (below). These programs and services include Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Head Start, Woodstock Child Development Center, residents of Alameda Point Collaborative, and residents of Alameda Housing Authority Properties. Applications will be taken until December 10 or until 1500eligible children are registered. Click the link below for the application.
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Bienvenido al Programa de juguetes para bomberos de Alameda 2021! Los protocolos de salud y seguridad requeridos por COVID 19 hacen que sea imposible recolectar y distribuir juguetes. Este año, las tarjetas de regalo se distribuirán de manera segura a los residentes de Alameda que califiquen. Se anima a las familias que participan en los siguientes programas a completar la solicitud en línea. Estos programas y servicios incluyen Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Head Start, Woodstock Child Development Center y residentes de Alameda Point Collaborative y Alameda Housing Authority. Las solicitudes se tomarán hasta el 10 de diciembre o hasta que se registren 1500 niños elegibles. Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para la aplicación
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欢迎来到2021年阿拉米达市消防队员玩具计划!. 在疫情期間,公共健康安全的需求,今年我們不能収集兒童玩具禮品並送到家中。但我們仍為低收的阿拉米達市的居民兒童分發禮物咭。請在網上填申請表格。這計劃由阿拉米達市消防員与以下服務機構合作:Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Head Start, Woodstock Child Development Center, residents of Alameda Point Collaborative, and residents of Alameda Housing Authority Properties. 截止日期: 十二月十日, 或至有1500 付合資格兒童登記。单击下面的链接以获得应用程序
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Team Kelly Lux will match donations to the Alameda Firefighters Toy Drive: The Alameda firefighters will be personally presenting $35 Target gift cards to underserved children this year in lieu of toys. Your donations of $35 gift cards to Target or cash or checks in any amount can be dropped off at our office and will be matched up to $2,000. The deadline is December 17. Checks should be made payable to Alameda Firefighter Toy Program or AFTP. Our office is located at 2221 Harbor Bay Parkway, Bay Farm Island. Thank you for helping to make it a magical holiday for kids. Alameda Fire Department
More than 1.5 million people have been trained to save lives with STOP THE BLEED. AC EMS and local trauma centers offer classes.
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The Alameda Fire Department Safety Program is a free program providing much needed services to low-to-moderate income residents over the age of 62 and persons with disabilities of any age. The Program installs 10-year non-tamperable smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as ADA grab bars and interior handrails. Free nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are offered as well.

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Just because you work for the fire department doesn't mean you get to ride my a** from Webster to grand I was going the speed limit, 25 mph.
You were in the work truck and could probably read my t-shirt you were so close.
A note from Katherine Schwartz, Executive Director of Alameda Family Services:

On September 21, 2021 Alameda City Council took a historic step forward on the City of Alameda's path towards finding a compassionate alternative to policing for Alamedans experiencing a mental health crisis.

By unanimously approving Alameda Family Services' proposal for crisis mental health services that would partner with the Alameda Fire Department for a 24/7 response to nonviolent and noncriminal emergency calls, the city cemented their commitment to wellbeing and right action.

Alameda Family Services is honored and humbled to receive this grant and will act with integrity and dedication in its ongoing efforts to support the community of Alameda.

I want to personally thank everyone who came out to support Alameda Family Services both via written correspondence and zoom participation. It was the community support that convinced the council. We could not have done it without you! Thank you.
Re-sharing form Alameda County Public Health Department: As neighboring communities are experiencing fires, please monitor the air quality and protect your health.

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***CASE UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to a Series of Late-Night Arsons**

Over the last several months, Alameda Police detectives have been investigating a series of arsons between April 19 and April 20, 2021. These fires included several outdoor fires, a vehicle, and a building located at Little John Park. After dedicated police work, detectives took an adult male into custody yesterday in connection to the six arsons.

We would like to take a moment to thank the Alameda Fire Department for their swift actions taken that evening to ensure surrounding homes and vehicles were not damaged. We'd also like to thank all of the community members who provided tips early into our investigation that assisted in providing critical information that led to yesterday’s arrest.

No additional suspects are being sought in connection to these incidents, and the case has been sent to the District Attorney’s Office.
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Alameda Fire Department Home Safety assists eligible seniors and persons with disabilities in making modifications to their residence to ensure a home has fire safety alarms, and helping the individual attain greater mobility and remain safely in their home. The program focuses on their most immediate needs as they relate to improving safety and accessibility. Some modifications include installation of smoke detectors, bathroom grab-bars, wheelchair ramps, and hearing assistance devices.

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Hi!

I first want to apologize if I'm wrong about this and want to say that I have always had trust in Alameda Fire Department for the last 23 years of living in Alameda. Always. This letter hopes that they and the city will take a long hard look at a small dirt path that I believe has to be a fire lane on Shorepoint Ct on the right side of the 950 building.

I have always assumed that it is a fire lane. It is the width of a truck and is the only access to the back of the buildings. All those buildings. All those apartments from the corner of Shoreline Drive along Westline and around the corner all the way to 950 Shorepoint Ct.

Hundreds of people live there. Hundreds.

This lane is the only way besides going through the front or on the roof to reach those buildings.

Let's concentrate on 950 Shorepoint Ct. There is a narrow, short parking lot in the front that is access to six apartments and the roof to get to the building. To get to the front apartments, you have to go over the security gate. To get to all the back apartments, you use that dirt path.

Let's say a big fire starts, and the fire department needs to get in there. A vehicle is blocking the path. Maybe it takes 5 minutes to move it.

It doesn't seem like a lot of time, but what can fire do in 5 minutes? How long does it take for someone to die of smoke inhalation? It sounds dramatic because it is.

How long did it take for that fire on Westline Drive to go from a small fire in a heater to three alarms and 60 firefighters? What was the cost? What if it happened in the middle of the night?

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/12/17/no-injuries-in-fast-moving-alameda-3-alarm-fire/

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2011/12/22/fire-causes-1-5-million-in-damage-at-alameda-apartment-complex/

Also, lots of people are under the impression that when the fire alarm goes off, it signals the fire department. It does not. How many people know that it doesn't but think someone else will call or are afraid of calling 911 (believe it or not, some people do)? How many minutes are lost there? What happens if the best way to reach those apartments is blocked?

Over the years, there has been a chain that is supposed to go across the lane. Sometimes it's there. Sometimes it isn't. There is no severe signage informing people not to park there.

A white abatement truck is blocking the lane as I type this. The company that owns all the dark grey apartments in that area is doing remodeling, and every time I look out my window for the past two weeks, a truck is parked there. I called the property manager's office (corner of Shorepoint & Westline) and explained how important it was not to block it. She said she understood, and nothing happened. I told the abatement company yesterday morning, and they said okay, and this morning went back to parking there. They have video cameras if they deny this. Take a look.

This isn't the first time the path is blocked unless you do something permanent; it won't be the last.

If I'm right about the seriousness of this, there should be permanent signage about what this lane is and the ramifications of blocking it. Maybe, the chain should go back up, and maybe when the fire and police departments go down there, they will look to check and see if it's being obeyed. The fire department was here yesterday, but they were busy doing their job. I hoped that they would see that the truck was blocking the lane, but I don't think it's on anyone's radar.

Again, if I'm wrong, I'm sorry to bother you, and I still have confidence in the fire department. I'm not going to worry anyone about this anymore. I have to let it go because it is driving me crazy.

Hope you all have a good one,

Heather Mahan

960 Shorepoint Ct.

Alameda, Ca.

ps. your email doesn't work. I don't know if this goes public, but I just wanted you and the city to see it.
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