Fire Wire

Council Votes to Extend Police, Fire Contracts

May 07,2015

Approval includes medical trust fund to pay for ballooning retiree costs

City Council members narrowly approved four-year contract extensions for police and firefighters on Wednesday that include a trust to help cover Alameda’s ballooning retiree medical bills.

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Jay Kayy Cismowski - A pair of firefighters investigate the fire that started in a utility room of an apartment building on Shore Line Drive last Sunday. An investigator determined that an malfunctioning pool heater caused the blaze.

Sunday Morning Fire Burns at Apartments

Feb 26,2015

At 9:42 a.m. last Sunday Alameda Fire Department (AFD) received the report of a fire at an apartment complex on the 2400 block of Shore Line Drive. Firefighters arrived four minutes later to find a fire burning inside a utility room at the rear of the large, three-story building.

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All Charges Dropped

Nov 06,2014

The Alameda County District Attorney (DA) dropped all charges were dropped last Friday against one of the two alleged suspects accused of setting several arson fires in Alameda in September.

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Dennis Evanosky - Alameda Fire Department Chief Mike D’Orazi reported to the City Council recently about his department’s Basic Life Support program, which provides non-emergency ambulance service.

Council Extends Ambulance Service for Non-Emergencies

Jun 26,2014

At its June 17 meeting, the City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to extending Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Basic Life Support program. The service involves transporting patients by ambulance on non-emergency calls like doctors’ and dialysis appointments.

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Code Red Replaced with Nixle

Jun 26,2014

The city of Alameda has adopted the Nixle 360 messaging service as its new communication service to send emergency alerts to Alameda residents. 

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