Alameda County Task Force 4 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Members of Alameda County Task Force 4 listen to a briefing on the ground in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The task force, which includes the Alameda Fire Department, departed for Houston on Aug. 26.

County Task Force Deploys to Houston

Sep 05,2017


On Friday, Aug. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered search-and-rescue task forces across the state to aid the national response to Hurricane Harvey. Alameda County Task Force 4 was among the task forces that Brown ordered to Texas. Alameda Fire Department is a member of Task Force 4. 

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Oakland Fire Department Photo. Members of the Alameda and Oakland fire departments rescue a man who drove his taxicab into the waters off Doolittle Drive last Sunday morning.

Local Cabbie Perishes after AFD Water Rescue

Jan 10,2017

Update to Cab Driver Rescue Story
The Alameda Sun received additional information on last week’s story regarding an AFD water rescue team’s efforts to rescue a local cab driver who had driven off the road. 

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AFD Purchased Triple Pumper 100 Years Ago

Nov 05,2020

The Jan. 7, 1920, fire that destroyed buildings on Park Street and Webb and Lincoln avenues prompted the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) to purchase not one, but two Seagrave Triple Combination Pumpers.

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AFD Treasures 1920 Seagrave Pumper

Nov 05,2020

Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Seagrave Model 760 pumper is approaching an important milestone. Dec. 20 marks the 100th anniversary of AFD placing the apparatus in service as Engine No. 2.

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