Alameda Fire Department

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. 

Richard Davis and his son, Chris, waited with Richard Bennett outside Alameda Fire Department’s long-shuttered Station No. 5 at Alameda Point last Saturday. Something very special was on the way. 

 

Some Alameda voters have expressed impatience with how “the city” is handling the alleged misbehavior of Vice-Mayor Malia Vella and City Councilmember Jim Oddie in connection with Keimach’s hiring of Fire Chief Edmond Rodriguez. Vella and Oddie reportedly wanted Keimach to hire former Alameda Fire Department Captain Domenick Weaver instead of Rodriguez. 

Saturday, Nov. 25
Two requests to assist invalids: at 1:49 a.m. on Coral Reef Road; and at 5:27 a.m. on Central Avenue. 
Call dispatched and canceled en route: at 6:46 a.m. at the intersection of 18th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland. 

Emergency medical responses: 7:16 a.m. Westline Drive; 8:45 a.m. Willow Street; 10:27 a.m. Alameda Avenue; 11:41 a.m. Marti Rae Court; 12:41 p.m. Lincoln Avenue; 3:13 p.m. Mecartney Road; 10:01 p.m. Shore Line Drive. 

At 5:50 a.m., last Monday, the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a house fire on the 2300 block of Eagle Avenue. When the firefighters arrive, they saw fire coming from the basement and first floor of a single-story home. They learned from bystanders that an elderly man lived at the house and was likely still inside. 

 

SoCal lawyers hired to investigate city manager’s recent accusations

Alameda city officials have hired a Southern California law firm to conduct an investigation to determine whether members of the City Council wrongly interfered with the Alameda fire chief hiring process.

City Attorney Janet Kern confirmed the hiring of Jenkins & Hogin, LLP to conduct the investigation. The investigation is underway and the firm has no deadline. Once the investigation is finished a report will be presented to the Council.

 

Alameda firefighters Jeff Weidler and Rich Gianuario learned that Santa Rosa native and school teacher Cassie Marie needed help transporting donated items from the her school in the East Bay to those in need in her home town. The firefighters did not hesitate. They loaded their truck and got the wares into the hands of those who really needed them.  

 

 

The Alameda Fire Department responded to two fires last week, the first on Central Avenue, the second on Barbers Point Road. They were able to confine the fires to the buildings where they started. The Oakland Fire Department provided mutual aid, covering Alameda’s fire stations, for both fires.

Long retires after almost 30 years

Alameda Fire Department (AFD) Chief Doug Long retired on Friday, Sept. 22. He began his career with AFD on June 16, 1988. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1997, captain in 1999, division chief in 2011, deputy chief in 2014 and chief in 2015.

Long was born and raised in Alameda. He reinstated the AFD Fire Prevention Bureau earlier this year.

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