Alameda Fire Department

 

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.

 

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.

 

According to officials with the Alameda Fire Department, Alameda’s new Fire Station No. 3 is staffed and has been in operation since the department moved in on June 14. A grand opening celebration is currently in the works. The adjoining Emergency Operations Center interior remains under construction.

 

16 rowers get stuck on estuary shore

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer teamed up with a crew from an Alameda Fire Department (AFD) rescue boat to assist 16 Dragon Boat rowers to safety last Saturday. The rowers’ vessel took on water and ran aground some 50 yards north of Coast Guard Island. 

Around 11:30 a.m., AFD crewmembers notified the Coast Guard that they noticed the Dragon Boat aground off the north side of Coast Guard Island. AFD informed the Coast Guard that the water was too shallow for its rescue boat to approach the grounded boat. 

 

A University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Healthforce Center report gave a complimentary evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Project. The two-year project enlisted 13 local and county Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies to “allocate personnel to provide safe, effective and cost-efficient services outside of their traditional role where access to care may be limited,” according to the project’s press release. 

The project chose a county and the county chose the agency. Alameda County chose the Alameda Fire Department (AFD). 

 

The Alameda City Council voted to adopt a resolution and a recommendation that would revitalize the Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Fire Prevention Bureau at its April 18 meeting. 

The resolution will add three new positions to the bureau. The recommendation will authorize the purchase of three new Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles and miscellaneous equipment such as office chairs, desks, computers, cell phones and more.

 

The Alameda Fire Department’s 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.

 

The Alameda Free Library, in collaboration with Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Police Department, Alameda Public Works Department and Alameda Municipal Power, invites families to spend an afternoon exploring some of the city’s big trucks. The Big Truck Bonanza is slated for Saturday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot, located on Oak Street, between Santa Clara and Lincoln avenues.

 

Members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) rescued two people from a burning single-story residence on the 1000 block of Lafayette Street just after 2 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 2:02 a.m. Arriving crews were met with smoke emanating from the housing structure. They located two trapped residents and rescued them by helping them through a bedroom window, according to AFD Fire Captain James Colburn. Personnel from the Alameda Police Department helped with the rescue.

 

The Alameda Fire Department held a luncheon to celebrate Ruth Ann Crawford’s retirement at Park Street’s Tomatina Restaurant Jan. 4. For the past five years, Crawford worked as the Senior Safety and Accessibility Coordinator, helping seniors and people with disabilities remain safe in their homes.

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