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The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. Alameda residents may call Gina at 337-2133 to qualify for the program.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

False alarms: 11:23 a.m. 400 block of Central Avenue and 6:34 p.m. 1100 block of Harbor Bay Parkway, smoke detectors, unintentionally activated; 12:37 p.m. and 1:47 p.m. 400 block of Park Street, unspecified malfunctions.

Report of a rubbish fire: 1:07 p.m. 1500 block of Park Street.

Request for lift assist: 7:46 p.m. Park Street. 

Request for lock-out assist: 11:05 p.m. 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

AFD sees four advance to captain

Last month, Fire Chief Edmond A. Rodriguez announced five promotional appointments. Three Firefighters were promoted to Captain, including Khader (George) Nijmeh, Alex Barbour, and Phillip Fernandez; Apparatus Operator Robert Caruthers was promoted to Captain; and Firefighter Michael Navarro was promoted to apparatus operator.

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. Alameda residents may call Maria Young at 337-2133 to qualify for the program.

Alameda Fire Department’s Senior Safety and Accessibility program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. AFD recently expanded the program to include small ramps.

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) is seeking financial help from the Alameda community to create a memorial for the department’s fallen firefighters. 

The Alameda Fallen Firefighters Memorial will honor firefighters who have given their life in the line of duty serving the community. The memorial will pay homage to the City of Alameda and AFD. 

Two Alameda Fire Department (AFD) firefighters remain at the Ferguson Fire with Water Tender Two (WT-2). They are assisting in fighting the blaze burning in Mariposa County in the Merced River Canyon near Yosemite National Park. AFD Capt. Jim Colburn said that WT-2 is supplying water to many of the engines — 194 at the latest count — currently fighting the blaze. “Engines typically hold between 300 and 500 gallons of water,” Colburn said. WT-2 holds 3,000 gallons. 

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) sent a water tender to Mariposa County Monday, July 16 to fight the Ferguson Fire that has already engulfed more than 12,000 acres. 

Alameda Water Tender 2 left Alameda to assist with the fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park. It is not known how many AFD personnel traveled to combat the blaze. This is Water Tender 2’s first-ever, out-of-county trip, according to the AFD Facebook page. 

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) sent a water tender to Mariposa County Monday, July 16 to fight the Ferguson Fire that has already engulfed more than 12,000 acres. 

Alameda Water Tender 2 left Alameda to assist with the fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park. It is not known how many AFD personnel traveled to combat the blaze. This is Water Tender 2’s first-ever, out-of-county trip, according to the AFD Facebook page. 

 

The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau identified a man who drowned in the waters off Crown Beach on Friday, June 1, as 73-year-old Dr. Andres Caicedo. The victim, a surgeon from Walnut Creek, died while kite-surfing. Firefighters were called to Crown Memorial State Beach at 4:26 p.m. 

The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) received a report that a kite-surfer had brought a second, unresponsive kite-surfer ashore. AFD transported Caicedo to Alameda Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

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