Alameda Fire Department

Jim Colburn, Division Chief, C Shift, Retires

Jan 06,2022

Division Chief Colburn joined the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) as a firefighter on May 1, 1990. Prior to that, he had five years of experience as a part-time/volunteer firefighter with the Cotati Fire Protection District in Sonoma County.

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City Hires New Chief

Sep 21,2021

The city of Alameda has hired Nicholas “Nick” Luby as the new Chief of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) effective Oct. 18. Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt announced the hiring on Sept. 15.

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Pumpkin Patch Returns

Oct 23,2018

The Alameda Fire Deparment received some help from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, last Friday, during the annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch hosted by the department. Kids of all ages get to take a home a free pumpkin each year at the event which took place for the 19th year.

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Alameda Fire Department &nbsp&nbsp A crew aboard the Alameda Fire Department rescue boat helped retrieve a sunken vehicle and its driver from the Estuary last Sunday.

Local Drowns after Driving into Estuary

Nov 28,2017

Paul Douglas Scherer of Alameda died Sunday when the minivan he was driving plunged into the Oakland Estuary. Witnesses called 911 about 8:30 a.m. to report that they saw a white minivan go into the estuary off Derby Avenue in Oakland, across from the Bridgeside Shopping Center. 

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Alameda Fire Department &nbsp&nbsp Members of the Alameda Fire Department responded to the report of a single-engine aircraft landing at Alameda Point.

Plane Lands at Old Naval Air Station

Sep 19,2017


A pilot landed his American Champion Scout single-engine aircraft on Runway 13-31 of the long-closed Alameda Naval Air Station on Tuesday morning. The plane was in the business of hauling a banner like the ones typically seen at sporting events. 

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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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