Alameda Fire Department

 

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.

 

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides services to low-to-moderate income residents over 62 years old and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs 10-year, maintenance-free, smoke detectors as well as carbon monoxide detectors, ADA grab bars, handrails in hallways and on interior stairways and raised toilets.

AFD also provides nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks. If you are an Alameda resident call Ruth Ann Crawford at 337-2133 to see if you or your loved one qualifies.

 

The deadline for donating toys to the 2016 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program has been extended to noon on Monday, Dec. 19. The program will ensure that all low-income Alameda families who sign up at the Alameda Food Bank receive age-appropriate holiday toys for their children aged 0 to 12 and gift cards for their youth aged 13 to 16.

This year, the program is especially in need of crafts, sports balls and other items for older children. 

 

A Tuesday morning fire at a long-shuttered bar on Park Street sparked an Alameda Fire Department (AFD) investigation. The fire broke out at John Patrick’s, an old dive bar at 1813 Park St. 

The fire was reported at 7:59 a.m. AFD spokesperson Capt. Jim Colburn said that firefighters made short work of the blaze, which originated in a debris pile outside the building. The fire spread to three cars parked next to the building. They extinguished it in about 10 minutes. 

 

 

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides services to low-to-moderate income residents over 62 years old and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs 10-year maintenance-free smoke detectors as well as carbon monoxide detectors, ADA grab bars, handrails in hallways and on interior stairway and raised toilets.

AFD also provides nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks. If you are an Alameda resident call Ruth Ann Crawford at 337-2133 to see if you or your loved one qualifies.

 

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