Oakland Fire Department

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Run Stats for September 22, 2021: • 238 total calls for service created for the #OFD• 194 were EMS related • 17 were FIR...
09/23/2021

Run Stats for September 22, 2021:

• 238 total calls for service created for the #OFD
• 194 were EMS related
• 17 were FIRE related (4 confirmed encampment fires, 1 confirmed RV Fires)
• 27 were miscellaneous fire responses.

Thank you Fire Dispatchers & C Shift Crews!

Run Stats for September 22, 2021:

• 238 total calls for service created for the #OFD
• 194 were EMS related
• 17 were FIRE related (4 confirmed encampment fires, 1 confirmed RV Fires)
• 27 were miscellaneous fire responses.

Thank you Fire Dispatchers & C Shift Crews!

For today’s Red Flag weather event Oakland Fire, ODOT, & OPD implemented our new No Parking restrictions along the 5.5 m...
09/20/2021

For today’s Red Flag weather event Oakland Fire, ODOT, & OPD implemented our new No Parking restrictions along the 5.5 miles of Grizzly Peak Rd located in Oakland. Please abide by this restriction to help reduce the potential for a wildfire along this remote roadway.

The Oakland Fire Department will never forget the 343 #FDNY who went into the World Trade Center on #September11 and nev...
09/11/2021

The Oakland Fire Department will never forget the 343 #FDNY who went into the World Trade Center on #September11 and never made it out. Our hearts go out to their families and all the first responders who lost colleagues & loved ones. We honor their memory and their service.

The Oakland Fire Department will never forget the 343 #FDNY who went into the World Trade Center on #September11 and never made it out. Our hearts go out to their families and all the first responders who lost colleagues & loved ones. We honor their memory and their service.

Last night, Oakland firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the Oakland hills off Grizzly Park near the Sibley Vo...
09/10/2021
Bay Area lit up with 110 lightning strikes, damage is minimal

Last night, Oakland firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the Oakland hills off Grizzly Park near the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve off Skyline Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. and had it under control within an hour, keeping it at 100 feet-by-100 feet, thanks to a coordinated response by OFD, East Bay Regional Park fire crews and Moraga Orinda Fire. https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/10/no-major-damage-apparent-after-bay-area-lightning-show/

A red-flag warning was cancelled before it’s scheduled 11 a.m. expiration.

Crews from OFD, @EBRPD and @Moraga_OrindaFD responded to a vegetation/grass fire at approximately 830pm tonight. The 100...
09/10/2021

Crews from OFD, @EBRPD and @Moraga_OrindaFD responded to a vegetation/grass fire at approximately 830pm tonight. The 100 ft by 100 ft fire was placed under control at 9PM and crews will remain on scene to address any subsequent spot fires.

The cause of the fire in unknown.

As of 5 PM today, the East Bay Hills are under a Red Flag Warning thru at least 11 AM Friday.

Crews from OFD, @EBRPD and @Moraga_OrindaFD responded to a vegetation/grass fire at approximately 830pm tonight. The 100 ft by 100 ft fire was placed under control at 9PM and crews will remain on scene to address any subsequent spot fires.

The cause of the fire in unknown.

As of 5 PM today, the East Bay Hills are under a Red Flag Warning thru at least 11 AM Friday.

Below, are the “Run Stats” for the month of August from your Oakland Fire Department. It is our honor to serve and be of...
09/09/2021

Below, are the “Run Stats” for the month of August from your Oakland Fire Department. It is our honor to serve and be of service.

Below, are the “Run Stats” for the month of August from your Oakland Fire Department. It is our honor to serve and be of service.

09/07/2021

This afternoon as #E29 was wrapping up a response to an outside fire at 65th Ave & Eastlawn Street the #OFD crew asked a youngster for a little assistance and he was more than happy to help them out. He was jumping for excitement afterwards. Junior Firefighter in training! Watch:

09/06/2021
Thankful for our Oakland Fire Department Airport Rescue Firefighters at Oakland International Airport for their service ...
09/06/2021

Thankful for our Oakland Fire Department Airport Rescue Firefighters at Oakland International Airport for their service and actions during this In-Flight Emergency this morning. There was smoke reported in the cargo bay. No injuries or damage reported.

There are numerous Oakland residents who are renters & as we respond to residential structure fires, a number of these r...
09/06/2021

There are numerous Oakland residents who are renters & as we respond to residential structure fires, a number of these residents don’t have renters insurance. Contact your auto insurance provider & inquire how you can obtain a “multi-policy” discount. Protect you & your family for as little as $12-$20 a month.

There are numerous Oakland residents who are renters & as we respond to residential structure fires, a number of these residents don’t have renters insurance. Contact your auto insurance provider & inquire how you can obtain a “multi-policy” discount. Protect you & your family for as little as $12-$20 a month.

Oakland Fire extends our sincere appreciation to the members of CA Task Force 4 who were deployed to Louisiana in respon...
09/03/2021

Oakland Fire extends our sincere appreciation to the members of CA Task Force 4 who were deployed to Louisiana in response to #HurricaneIda on Sunday. The unit has now been demobilized. All members of the Task Force are en route back to Oakland. #CATF4 #OFD

Oakland Fire extends our sincere appreciation to the members of CA Task Force 4 who were deployed to Louisiana in response to #HurricaneIda on Sunday. The unit has now been demobilized. All members of the Task Force are en route back to Oakland. #CATF4 #OFD

Getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge—and has never been so important. OFD Deputy Chief...
09/01/2021
Red flag warnings: What they are and why they matter

Getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge—and has never been so important.

OFD Deputy Chief Nick Luby told The Oaklandside: "There is no longer any reason to think that fires are only a threat in the hills—not when extreme weather and wind conditions in California are causing them to spread at a football-field-a-second pace. The reality is with climate change and the new norm we’re seeing, communities we thought were sheltered from that potential are definitely in the target zone."

https://oaklandside.org/2021/08/31/red-flag-warnings-what-they-are-and-why-they-matter/

Fire officials and weather experts say it's never been more important for Oakland residents to heed the alerts and be prepared.

08/30/2021

And they’re off. Oakland Fire Department’s California Task Force 4 has departed for Hurricane Ida. Wishing the Urban Search & Rescue team safe travels. Our hearts go out to all the communities that have already and will be impacted by the extreme weather event. Help is on the way.

The Oakland Fire Department’s California Task Force 4 was activated today and is preparing to deploy to Louisiana in sup...
08/29/2021

The Oakland Fire Department’s California Task Force 4 was activated today and is preparing to deploy to Louisiana in support of the @fema response to #HurricaneIda.

The excessive accumulation of materials in and around homes poses a significant safety threat to firefighters responding...
08/26/2021

The excessive accumulation of materials in and around homes poses a significant safety threat to firefighters responding to fires and other emergencies. Please consider taking advantage of this FREE City program this weekend!

PLEASE SHARE: From 9am-1pm on SAT 8/28 at 7101 Edgewater Drive, Oakland residents can dispose of large unwanted items at no charge! If you have five items or fewer, consider using the new EXPRESS LANE! Please bring proof of residency.

When we respond to a structure fire in a house or apartment that is full of excess material, we are at risk due to obstructed exits, falling objects, and excessive fire loading that can lead to collapse. All of this makes fighting fires and searching for occupants far more difficult.

THANK YOU, Be Safe!

The excessive accumulation of materials in and around homes poses a significant safety threat to firefighters responding to fires and other emergencies. Please consider taking advantage of this FREE City program this weekend!

PLEASE SHARE: From 9am-1pm on SAT 8/28 at 7101 Edgewater Drive, Oakland residents can dispose of large unwanted items at no charge! If you have five items or fewer, consider using the new EXPRESS LANE! Please bring proof of residency.

When we respond to a structure fire in a house or apartment that is full of excess material, we are at risk due to obstructed exits, falling objects, and excessive fire loading that can lead to collapse. All of this makes fighting fires and searching for occupants far more difficult.

THANK YOU, Be Safe!

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN: On August 24, 1901, William C. Ennis, a Driver on the department, lost his life while operatin...
08/25/2021

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN: On August 24, 1901, William C. Ennis, a Driver on the department, lost his life while operating at a fire at Chestnut and 34th Street. Driver Ennis received severe burns, from which he subsequently died. May he Rest In Peace.

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN: On August 24, 1901, William C. Ennis, a Driver on the department, lost his life while operating at a fire at Chestnut and 34th Street. Driver Ennis received severe burns, from which he subsequently died. May he Rest In Peace.

LIKE this tweet if you #KNOWYOURZONE. All Oakland residents now live in an evacuation zone identified by a number. Wildf...
08/20/2021

LIKE this tweet if you #KNOWYOURZONE. All Oakland residents now live in an evacuation zone identified by a number. Wildfires won't wait and neither should you. Keep yourself & your community safe and informed. Find Your Zone Here: https://community.zonehaven.com/?latlon=37.8029073512852,-122.18281503984372&z=12

LIKE this tweet if you #KNOWYOURZONE. All Oakland residents now live in an evacuation zone identified by a number. Wildfires won't wait and neither should you. Keep yourself & your community safe and informed. Find Your Zone Here: https://community.zonehaven.com/?latlon=37.8029073512852,-122.18281503984372&z=12

08/18/2021

The Red Flag Warning for the East Bay that was scheduled to last until 3pm has been lifted.

With high winds on the way, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of the East Bay starting la...
08/17/2021

With high winds on the way, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of the East Bay starting late Tuesday night (11 PM) and lasting until Wednesday at 3PM due to critical fire weather conditions. Triangular flag on post.

Visit the City of Oakland's Red Flag Warning Page to learn how you can prevent the start and spread of wildfires during this event.

https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/red-flag-warning

With high winds on the way, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of the East Bay starting late Tuesday night (11 PM) and lasting until Wednesday at 3PM due to critical fire weather conditions. Triangular flag on post.

Visit the City of Oakland's Red Flag Warning Page to learn how you can prevent the start and spread of wildfires during this event.

https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/red-flag-warning

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN: On August 15, 1898, Firefighter Austin Bailey died of injuries that he sustained at a fire on ...
08/15/2021

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN:

On August 15, 1898, Firefighter Austin Bailey died of injuries that he sustained at a fire on 6th St. a few months earlier. At the time of injury, he was trying to rescue another firefighter, and in the process of doing so, was struck in the head with a nozzle. For a time after his injury, he seemed to improve, but was subsequently stricken with paralysis. We thank & remember Firefighter Bailey for the ultimate sacrifice that he made 123 yrs ago.

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN:

On August 15, 1898, Firefighter Austin Bailey died of injuries that he sustained at a fire on 6th St. a few months earlier. At the time of injury, he was trying to rescue another firefighter, and in the process of doing so, was struck in the head with a nozzle. For a time after his injury, he seemed to improve, but was subsequently stricken with paralysis. We thank & remember Firefighter Bailey for the ultimate sacrifice that he made 123 yrs ago.

Great work by the members of the Oakland Fire PPE Committee which worked hard this week to coordinate the efficient dist...
08/12/2021

Great work by the members of the Oakland Fire PPE Committee which worked hard this week to coordinate the efficient distribution of new @MSAsafety G1 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units to all our front line apparatus.

Where dedicated professionals come to expand their skill sets…
08/12/2021

Where dedicated professionals come to expand their skill sets…

Where dedicated professionals come to expand their skill sets…

Good Morning, Oakland! Today, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwid...
08/11/2021
The IPAWS National Test

Good Morning, Oakland!

Today, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).

Test messages will be sent to TVs and radios, along with select cell phones that have opted-in to receive test messages.

Date: August 11, 2021
Time: 11:20 AM PDT - 11:50 AM PDT

The national test will consist of two portions, testing both WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests will begin at 11:20 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

https://www.fema.gov/event/ipaws-national-test

FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for August 11th. Test messages will be sent to TVs and radios, along with select cell phones that have opted-in to receive test messages.

08/10/2021

Ahhhh… take a moment to enjoy the soothing sounds of fire prevention goats stomping & chomping thru dry vegetation in Oakland’s high fire hazard severity zone. This Herd of 350 goats will be in the area of Shepherd Canyon & Escher Drive thru Aug 28. (Video by journalist Bob Butler).

We are thankful to have the opportunity to help other departments around the globe who don’t have the resources that we ...
08/10/2021

We are thankful to have the opportunity to help other departments around the globe who don’t have the resources that we have. Recently, we sent “retired” equipment that was no longer in use, to our brothers and sisters in Mexico who could use them. The brother & sisterhood of the fire service knows no borders.

We are thankful to have the opportunity to help other departments around the globe who don’t have the resources that we have. Recently, we sent “retired” equipment that was no longer in use, to our brothers and sisters in Mexico who could use them. The brother & sisterhood of the fire service knows no borders.

You love to see it. Shout out to Probationary Firefighter Paramedic Urban Anderson who, last week, unprompted took time ...
08/09/2021

You love to see it. Shout out to Probationary Firefighter Paramedic Urban Anderson who, last week, unprompted took time to wash an elderly patient’s dishes before she was transported to a hospital. We're proud to see members go above & beyond their call of duty — no matter how big or small the deed.

You love to see it. Shout out to Probationary Firefighter Paramedic Urban Anderson who, last week, unprompted took time to wash an elderly patient’s dishes before she was transported to a hospital. We're proud to see members go above & beyond their call of duty — no matter how big or small the deed.

The OFD members who were deployed to the #DixieFire 14 days ago are now safely home, and a crew swap occurred on Aug 8. ...
08/09/2021

The OFD members who were deployed to the #DixieFire 14 days ago are now safely home, and a crew swap occurred on Aug 8. We're proud of their contribution to this historic incident, and appreciate all the fire crews responding to the largest single blaze wildfire in the state's history. We will keep the communities who have been devastated by this fire in our thoughts, and continue to offer our support to this mission.

The OFD members who were deployed to the #DixieFire 14 days ago are now safely home, and a crew swap occurred on Aug 8. We're proud of their contribution to this historic incident, and appreciate all the fire crews responding to the largest single blaze wildfire in the state's history. We will keep the communities who have been devastated by this fire in our thoughts, and continue to offer our support to this mission.

The Goats are over 90% done with their annual work in Oakland, having already cleared over 800 acres of hazardous and ha...
08/04/2021
Oakland’s fire-fighting goats are finishing up their seasonal work

The Goats are over 90% done with their annual work in Oakland, having already cleared over 800 acres of hazardous and hard to reach vegetation.

The goat herds, which are managed by the Oakland and EBRPD fire departments, are nearly done with their annual munch-fest in the East Bay hills.

Thank you to our “OFD Bomberos” chapter for participating in a very important community event yesterday morning in East ...
08/01/2021

Thank you to our “OFD Bomberos” chapter for participating in a very important community event yesterday morning in East Oakland along with CHP, and BART PD.

Families were able to get new car seats and information on community resources that are readily available to them.

27 homes in Oakland have been made safer today with a total of 86 new smoke alarms being installed by our Oakland Fire D...
08/01/2021

27 homes in Oakland have been made safer today with a total of 86 new smoke alarms being installed by our Oakland Fire Department members, CERT, Bay Area Youth volunteers, and the American Red Cross. Outstanding job by all. We’re proud of making our city safer, one home at a time.

27 homes in Oakland have been made safer today with a total of 86 new smoke alarms being installed by our Oakland Fire Department members, CERT, Bay Area Youth volunteers, and the American Red Cross. Outstanding job by all. We’re proud of making our city safer, one home at a time.

“We’re cognizant of the budgetary limitations that exist in Oakland and how that has impeded this department’s ability t...
07/30/2021
Oakland Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Support the Purchase…

“We’re cognizant of the budgetary limitations that exist in Oakland and how that has impeded this department’s ability to repair and replace outdated infrastructure and apparatus in a timely manner,” said Fire Chief Reggie Freeman. “I am thrilled that these grant funds will enable us to respond to incidents at the Port of Oakland more effectively, while also making sure we’re equipped to continue protecting life and property along Oakland’s vibrant waterfront.”

The previous OFD fireboat (pictured) was decommissioned in 2003.

“External funds like these play a critical role in augmenting our operational capacity, and I applaud and appreciate everyone who had a hand in making this grant application successful. While the application process may be challenging and competitive, the outcome has made our department stronger and the city more resilient,” said Chief Freeman.

https://www.oaklandca.gov/news/2021/oakland-fire-department-awarded-fema-grant-to-support-the-purchase-of-a-new-fire-boat

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Oakland's gain is Hartford's loss!!! Congrats Reg!! Congrats OFD!!!!
I would like to complain about the dangerous conditions at the Oakland Senior Center / V.A. Center. Homeless people living there just started the FIFTH fire in the last few years. The fire burned several trees. Why doesn't the City or OFD clear this place out and remove the danger? The next fire might take out all the trees, and if it's windy, could easily spread to Adams Point!
Saturday, 01/09/2021. Tonight’s shoutout goes to my spiritual big brother Andrei Vasilj. He’s one of the elite members of Oakland Fire Department and is on his way to making Captain (or even Fire Chief) someday. We went to David Starr Jordan Middle School together (at Burbank, California); he was in Class of 2002, and I was in Class of 2003. We later went to 2 separate schools - He to Burroughs High and UC Berkeley, I to Reseda High and Cal Poly Pomona (with a rather periodic stop as an enlisted Aviation Sailor in the US Navy). Andrei played soccer and participated in Berkeley’s boxing team. He wanted to become an Air Force Pilot, but life had other plans for him. Nonetheless, here’s to you, Andrei. If we ever meet again, drinks are on me, from a Soldier to a Firefighter Friend. Nazdorovye! #AndreiVasilj #JohnBurroughsHighSchool #DavidStarrJordanMiddleSchool #JordanMiddleSchool #JordanMS #JordanCougars #OaklandFireDepartment #OaklandFD #Rebuilding #PersonalRebuilding
Inspired to see you guys passing out food and helping the Oakland community 🙌
Hi, I'm trying to find where is the closest emergency evacuation center. Where can I find it?
Thank you to OFD for driving around to try to be there for likely hazards that will occur. I've seen you several times tonight. I really hope we won't be evacuating soon. People have just lost all common sense.