Alameda firefighters were dispatched to assist in fighting two Southern California blazes, one near Ventura, the other in the hills northeast of Los Angeles. 

At the recent open house at Fire Station 3, Alameda Fire Department (AFD) Chief Edmond Rodriguez said that the City of Alameda recently received Engine 296, a California Office of Emergency Services Type I Fire Engine. He said that Engine 296 is equipped to provide critical fire and emergency medical service response to the community.