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Come out and support   and Fentons! 15% of sales will be donated to Oakland Firefighters Random Acts!!!Repost from •🎉 In...
12/05/2023

Come out and support and Fentons!
15% of sales will be donated to Oakland Firefighters Random Acts!!!
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🎉 Introducing the new ‘Tis the Season Flight! 🍨 Dive into the holiday spirit with our special flavors: Peppermint Bark, Salted Caramel Pretzel, Rum Raisin, Spumoni, Egg Nog, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Available now! ✨15% of proceeds this month go to Oakland Firefighters Random Acts. Treat yourself and give back!

Oakland Firefighters will be in Montclair Village on December 7, 4-8pm with our parade fire engine collecting toys for o...
11/30/2023

Oakland Firefighters will be in Montclair Village on December 7, 4-8pm with our parade fire engine collecting toys for our Holiday Toy Drive. Come on out, check out the festivities, bring a toy for the barrel and say 👋🏼 to



Today,   assisted the  family covering in Fire Station 81 and Fire Station 82 in Antioch during funeral services for Fir...
11/29/2023

Today, assisted the family covering in Fire Station 81 and Fire Station 82 in Antioch during funeral services for Firefighter John Martinez. FF Martinez recently lost his life to job-related cancer. By offering this coverage, it allowed their entire department the opportunity to attend the memorial.
Despite the incredibly somber circumstances, we’re grateful to allow the family the time to grieve and celebrate the life of Firefighter Martinez. Rest easy, brother.

NEVER FORGOTTEN: “It is with heavy hearts and a sense of remembrance that we take a moment today tocommemorate the third...
11/16/2023

NEVER FORGOTTEN:
“It is with heavy hearts and a sense of remembrance that we take a moment today to
commemorate the third anniversary of the passing of our colleague and friend, Sean Laffan.
Assistant Chief Laffan left an indelible mark on the Oakland Fire Department during his 20 years career, embodying the values of compassion and commitment throughout his dedicated service.” Chief Covington



  had to get creative with fire tactics this morning. A garbage truck caught fire on an elevated section of I-880 near H...
11/14/2023

had to get creative with fire tactics this morning. A garbage truck caught fire on an elevated section of I-880 near High Street. With no water supply available on the freeway, the only choice was to position Truck 2 in the Home Depot parking lot and use their elevated master stream with a continuous water supply from a nearby hydrant.

It was a beautiful day for Damon Covington’s swearing-in as the new Fire Chief for the City of Oakland. Thank you to his...
11/14/2023

It was a beautiful day for Damon Covington’s swearing-in as the new Fire Chief for the City of Oakland.

Thank you to his family for all the love and support you have shown him to get him to this point. The Oakland Fire Department was honored to host an amazing event filled with current and retired members of OFD along with a host of past and present fire and emergency service members from across the region.

Thank you to Mayor Thao, City Administrator Jestin Johnson, leadership from Firefighters Local 55 and our dedicated affinity groups, city council members, and the long list of City of Oakland staff who joined in the celebration today. Your expertise and ongoing support makes a big difference.

Fire safety, emergency preparedness and community resilience isn’t possible without all the community members who work with us to keep neighborhoods, school, and businesses aware and informed. Several of those community advocates were represented today.

Prior to this appointment, Chief Covington served in an array of capacities over his 24 distinguished years with OFD, including, Firefighter-Paramedic, Fire Engineer, Lieutenant of Fire, Captain of Fire, Captain of Training, Battalion Chief, Special Operations Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and most recently Interim Fire Chief.

Let’s get to work!

11/14/2023
11/14/2023

TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠ Northbound lanes of Hwy 13 between 580 and Lincoln Ave. in Oakland are blocked as crews battle 3-alarm brush fire. https://trib.al/dlbRhON

Oakland Firefighters would to thank every Veteran who have served our nation.A number of our Local 55 members are  . Som...
11/10/2023

Oakland Firefighters would to thank every Veteran who have served our nation.

A number of our Local 55 members are . Some continue to serve, while also to all of our Vets.
This is a list past and present L55 members who are Military Veterans.
Thank you for your service!

(Please add names in the comments if we are missing members.)

Russ Earl Air Force
Adrian Sheppard Air Force
Bill Douglas Air Force
Ian McWhorter Air Force
Dino Torres Air Force
Julie Green Air Force
James Conley Air Force
Forrest “Cash” Copeland Air Force

Steven Cuneo Army
Bob Nylander Army
Rick Gower Army
Pete Martinez Army
Matt Amomino Army
Duane Mower Army
Dwight Garcia Army
Nicko Georgatos Army
Aaron Montes Army
Donnie Harris Army
Al Duncan Army
Marlon Quintinilla Army
George Freelan Army
Jacob Holmes Army
Raul Hurtado Army
Damien Bala Army
Bao To Army
Sam Benothman Army
Dan Albright Army
Ken Sumner Army
Bill Whitmer Army

John Weir Navy
Marlin Brandle Navy
Brad Pieraldi Navy
Bruce Nielsen Navy
Patrick McDonald Navy
Paul Idle Navy
Keith Bowers Navy
Jonathon Ramey Navy
Mike Asport Navy
Carl Gardner Navy
Chip Baker Navy
Ed Sirios Navy
Rich Sanders Navy
Joseph Sparacio Navy
Samuel Vest Navy

James Edwards USCG
Scott Hellige USCG
Frank Leslie USCG
Robert Alveranga USCG
Marshal MCKee USCG
Greg Williams USCG
Jimmy Mardakis USCG

Tracy Toomey USMC
Michael Hoskins USMC
Ernest Sherman USMC
Nepali Bonifacio USMC
Sal Garcia USMC
Brant Guerrero USMC
Ed Guerrero USMC
Ed Ramos USMC
Chris Pope USMC
Don Bozman USMC
Ed Kilmartin USMC
Chuck Accurso USMC
John McPartland USMC
Joe Ferris USMC
Robert Green USMC
Tim Hoyt USMC
Tim Kilkenny (USMC)

Thank you for the help  The Alameda Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team provided Mutual Aid to the Oakland Fire Departmen...
11/07/2023

Thank you for the help
The Alameda Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team provided Mutual Aid to the Oakland Fire Department yesterday in the 100 block of Embarcadero for the report of a submerged vehicle.

The vehicle was found to be unoccupied after an extensive search by the Dive Team.






Reminder- to change out smoke alarm batteries as we "fall back" for   this weekend! ⏲️
11/04/2023

Reminder- to change out smoke alarm batteries as we "fall back" for this weekend! ⏲️

Halloween is super exciting for kids, but can also be very dangerous. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are ki...
10/31/2023

Halloween is super exciting for kids, but can also be very dangerous. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. Stay safe by staying VISIBLE: bring flashlights, glow sticks and reflective goodie bags, and add reflective tape to costumes.


Congratulations to our new Fire Chief, Damon Covington!“I firmly believe that community engagement and proactive fire pr...
10/28/2023

Congratulations to our new Fire Chief, Damon Covington!

“I firmly believe that community engagement and proactive fire prevention efforts are integral in reducing fire incidents and ensuring the well-being of all Oakland residents, businesses, and visitors,” Chief Covington said upon receiving news of the appointment. “As Fire Chief, I will work tirelessly to protect and enhance the health and safety of our dedicated members, ensure we always have the tools and resources needed to fulfill the mission and develop data-driven solutions to address the specific safety needs within Oakland’s diverse neighborhoods.”

The Oakland Fire Department has a new chief, Damon Covington, a 24-year department veteran.

10/17/2023

On this day in 1989, the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 63 people, injuring more than 3,700 and causing more than $6 billion in damage.

10/14/2023

October 11, 2023, 2500 block 63rd Ave.
Engines 23, 29, 18, 17, Trucks 6 & 7, Battalion 3 responded to a in a single story, single family residential with exposures threatened. Two hose lines rapidly deployed on arrival saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to the exposure buildings and contained the fire to the building of origin.
are proud to serve and protect the citizens and visitors of


Two-alarm fire this morning on 29th Ave at e12th Street. Crews continue to put water on this 100ft by 75 ft former wareh...
10/11/2023

Two-alarm fire this morning on 29th Ave at e12th Street. Crews continue to put water on this 100ft by 75 ft former warehouse building. One wall and the roof both collapsed during this incident. No reports of any injuries at this time. Adjacent Rail traffic is stopped in both directions.

  are prepared for   More 📸 coming soon.
10/06/2023

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More 📸 coming soon.

It was a beautiful day for some   To make it even better, the 2nd Annual Charity Pickleball Tournament raised $2500 for ...
10/05/2023

It was a beautiful day for some To make it even better, the 2nd Annual Charity Pickleball Tournament raised $2500 for the Oakland Firefighters Charity Fund!
Congrats to Dai Thach and “Davey D” for defending their title and taking home the gold….again. Great Job!!


  family and friends had a great time playing in the Police & Fire Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Tournament. We ...
10/01/2023

family and friends had a great time playing in the Police & Fire Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Tournament.
We battled hard in the championship game against but came up a tad short. Regardless of the outcome, it was a beautiful day, lots of fun and were able to raise and donate money to charity.


Today,   participated in the 25th annual Wheelchair Regatta. This event once again provided disabledveterans, many confi...
10/01/2023

Today, participated in the 25th annual Wheelchair Regatta.
This event once again provided disabled
veterans, many confined to wheelchairs, with the rare opportunity to experience a boat cruise on the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco Bay along the San Francisco City front.
On their return, they were treated to a picnic luncheon and entertainment on the grounds of Encinal Yacht
Club. Most of the honored guests are U.S. Veterans residing in Northern California Veterans’ Homes and Hospitals.

Thanks to Assembly Member Bonta and Council President Bas for visiting fire station four and for helping us to secure fu...
10/01/2023

Thanks to Assembly Member Bonta and Council President Bas for visiting fire station four and for helping us to secure funds to replace our aging infrastructure.

🚨TOMORROW🚨BATTLE OF THE BADGES CHARITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Come out and support   at the   for a charity softball tourna...
10/01/2023

🚨TOMORROW🚨
BATTLE OF THE BADGES CHARITY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Come out and support at the for a charity softball tournament as they battle against

Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center damaged in fire
09/27/2023

Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center damaged in fire

The Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center in Oakland was damaged in a fire that is now under control, officials say.

Thank you    for quenching our thirst at our annual Oakland Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament!
09/26/2023

Thank you for quenching our thirst at our annual Oakland Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament!

At 536AM, 25+ firefighters responded to a 2-story (unoccupied) residential structure fire in the 800 block of Mead Ave. ...
09/19/2023

At 536AM, 25+ firefighters responded to a 2-story (unoccupied) residential structure fire in the 800 block of Mead Ave. An aggressive fire attack successfully prevented the fire from extending to the occupied home next door, and just feet away. The cause is under investigation.

 🚨Promotion Alert🚨Join us in congratulating Travis Nelson who was officially promoted to the rank of Captain of Fire for...
09/16/2023

🚨Promotion Alert🚨Join us in congratulating Travis Nelson who was officially promoted to the rank of Captain of Fire for our proud department today.

This is Izzy. Izzy started chemo last month. With the help of Local 55, Oakland Firefighters Random Acts and Engine 13, ...
09/16/2023

This is Izzy. Izzy started chemo last month. With the help of Local 55, Oakland Firefighters Random Acts and Engine 13, we were able to give him a donation of $1000, $200 Uber Eats, games and other needed supplies to make his time a little better.

Izzy’s Story on GoFund me under, Ismael Santamaria
• On Sunday, August 20, 2023, Ismael was out with his favorite uncle Tio Chino playing baseball; he talked about how he was excited to see his school classmates, show everyone his new shoes his uncle/Tio Sebas had gifted him, and roll up with his new clothes that his mommy Carmen and grandma Finna had laid out for him.

Unfortunately, Ismael could not surprise his 4th-grade class with his new school gear the following Monday.

On Monday, August 21, 2023, Ismael was admitted to Children's Hospital.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Ismael was diagnosed with cancer.

Within the blink of an eye, our 9-year-old spontaneous, compassionate, kindhearted son, cousin, and extraordinary baseball fanatic life changed.

Our great friend, sister, cousin, comadre, and of course, the fantastic mother that she is, Carmen, will be going through a challenging journey with Ismael's recovery and treatment throughout this difficult time. Carmen is THE most kind-hearted person that we know in this world. She is there for everyone, whether you are a friend, family, or stranger. She never shys away from lending a hand to anyone who needs moral, emotional, or financial support.

We humbly ask for monetary support for Carmen for any medical expenses, treatment, rent, and anything else she may encounter throughout these years. Whether it is 1 dollar or 10, anything is greatly appreciated.

09/15/2023

Firefighters around the country are worried that gear laced with PFAS, a group of toxic industrial compounds, could be one reason cancer rates among their ranks are rising. https://bit.ly/45TojW2

On September 11, 22 years ago, we remember a day that forever changed our world. It's a day of reflection, honoring the ...
09/11/2023

On September 11, 22 years ago, we remember a day that forever changed our world. It's a day of reflection, honoring the lives lost and the resilience of those who endured. We pay tribute to the heroes who rushed in to help, and we strive for a more peaceful and united future.

New hat in our online store. Black Flat Bill Trucker Order: www.OFDgear.net Shipping available
09/06/2023

New hat in our online store.
Black Flat Bill Trucker
Order: www.OFDgear.net
Shipping available




09/06/2023

September 1, 2023. 9500 Block E. Street. Truck 7 arrived first on scene and found a in a single story residential. Engine 29 stretched a line and went into fire attack. Engine 29 made their way to the rear of the house battling through heavy smoke, high heat and located the fire in the back bedroom and hallway with extension throughout the attic. Engines 29, 26, 27, 23, Trucks 6 & 7, Battalions 3 & 4.

Happy Labor Day from   🇺🇸Special shout-out to those on duty keeping   safe.
09/04/2023

Happy Labor Day from 🇺🇸
Special shout-out to those on duty keeping safe.

Firefighter Interview Prep Session this week Sept 7th @ 7pm, at our Local 55 Union Hall in Downtown Oakland.Open to ALL ...
09/03/2023

Firefighter Interview Prep Session this week Sept 7th @ 7pm, at our Local 55 Union Hall in Downtown Oakland.

Open to ALL interested in becoming a Firefighter.

Sign up link in bio. For more information DM us.

ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS! The Annual OAKLAND Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament registration is now open. When:  Septemb...
08/31/2023

ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS!

The Annual OAKLAND Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament registration is now open.
When: September 25, Check-in starts at 8am, shotgun start at 10am.
Where: Oakhurst Country Club
1001 Peacock Creek Dr.
Clayton, Ca 94517
Sign-up: link in bio

•We are looking for raffle donations and sponsors. Please contact us if you would like to donate/sponsor.
Thank You!


We know you love the goat content. While deployed on a  strike team deployment for the wildfires in Northern CA, several...
08/31/2023

We know you love the goat content. While deployed on a strike team deployment for the wildfires in Northern CA, several members successfully rescued some of our furry friends that became trapped in a fence line near the Klamath National Forest.

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