Alameda Fire Department


At 12:06 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, a total of 20 Alameda firefighters responded to the report of smoke coming from a building on the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.  They arrived on scene to find a fire on the second floor of a two-story, four-unit apartment building. 


On Monday, April 11, at 9:49 p.m., 18 firefighters from the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) responded to a house fire on the 400 block of Greenbrier Road. When they arrived on scene crewmembers saw smoke coming from a single-story home. They learned that the occupants had already been evacuated.  

Firefighters entered the home and discovered a back room on fire. Some crewmembers pulled pre-connected hose lines and quickly extinguished the blaze, while others used a power saw and tools on the roof to ventilate the home. 

At a screening of the documentary film Shallow Waters, The Public Death of Raymond Zack, last Sunday, Alamedans struggled with the import of a particularly unfortunate turn of events that resulted in the death of Alameda resident Raymond Zack in 2010. 

Zack succumbed to hypothermia after several hours in the bay waters off Shore Line Drive near Willow Street. First responders, limited by budget and training restrictions, damaged water-rescue equipment and convoluted communications did not act to bring Zack back to shore in time to save him. 

Crews from Alten Construction company are currently at work on the site of the city’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station No. 3 near the intersection of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue.
According to the Public Works Department, environmental concerns delayed the project by four months, now estimated to be completed by October 2016. The council approved funding for the project in May. 

Sunday, May 3

Emergency medical responses: 12:12 a.m. Park Avenue; 1:39 a.m. Park Street; 4:06 a.m. Willow Street; 8:11 a.m. Webster Street; 12:52 p.m. Westline Drive; 1:45 p.m. Mariner Square Drive; 2:32 p.m. Taylor Avenue; 3:16 p.m. Aughinbaugh Way; 3:44 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 4:46 p.m. Stardust Place; 10:09 p.m. Blanding Avenue; 10:59 p.m. Corpus Christi Road.

Fire response: 7:49 a.m. 200 block of Packet Landing Road, commercial fire alarm. 

Monday, May 4

Monday, April 27

Emergency medical responses: 1:20 a.m. La Cresta; 5:06 a.m. Central Avenue; 8:34 a.m. Rock Isle; 11:58 a.m. College Avenue; 12:40 p.m. Clinton Avenue; 1:38 p.m. Garden Road; 2:15 p.m. Fifth Street; 6:07 p.m. Central; 6:08 p.m. Webster Street; 6:46 p.m. Neptune Gardens Avenue; 6:51 p.m. Mariner Square Drive; 7:16 p.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 7:28 p.m. Eastshore Drive; 9:42 p.m. Broadway.

Monday, Feb. 16

Emergency medical responses: 12:01 a.m. Encinal Avenue; 8:12 a.m. Central Avenue; 8:46 a.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 8:55 a.m. Otis Drive; 10:36 a.m. Harbor Bay Parkway; 11:37 a.m. South Shore Center; 1:17 p.m. Eastshore Drive; 1:48 p.m. Otis; 2:21 p.m. Blanding Avenue; 2:47 p.m. Waterton Street; 4:29 p.m. San Antonio Avenue; 4:59 p.m. Taylor Avenue; 6:49 p.m. Pearl Street; 8:03 p.m. Webster Street; 9:58 p.m. Webster.

At 9:42 a.m. last Sunday Alameda Fire Department (AFD) received the report of a fire at an apartment complex on the 2400 block of Shore Line Drive. Firefighters arrived four minutes later to find a fire burning inside a utility room at the rear of the large, three-story building. The rapid spread of smoke to the second and third floors prompted the call for additional AFD companies; 23 firefighters responded.  

Sunday, Feb. 8

Emergency medical responses: 3:01 a.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 5:03 a.m. Peach Street; 8:45 a.m. Webster Street; 9:01 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 2:20 p.m. Webster; 2:26 p.m. Bay Street; 5:31 p.m. Admiralty Lane; 5:53 p.m. Lincoln; 6:08 p.m. Admiralty; 8:28 p.m. Lincoln; 9:36 p.m. Central Avenue; 10:11 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 10:39 p.m. Lincoln; 10:57 p.m. Mound Street.

Monday, Sept. 15

Emergency medical responses: 1:47 a.m. Harbor Bay Parkway; 4:18 a.m. Orion Street; 5:57 a.m. Willow Street; 8:25 a.m. Clinton Avenue; 8:32 a.m. Beach Road; 12:22 p.m. Pacific Avenue; 1:42 p.m. South Shore Center; 2:26 p.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 2:33 p.m. Santa Clara; 3:48 p.m. Orion; 4:42 p.m. Santa Clara; 4:53 p.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 5:52 p.m. Park Street; 6:07 p.m. Sherman Street; 7:34 p.m. Pacific; 8:43 p.m. West Tower Avenue; 11:26 p.m. Marina Drive.