Alameda Fire Department

 

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.

 

 

Residents of the homes along Jackson Park gathered Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, to celebrate National Night Out. Neighbors have been gathering for this event for 32 years. The concept was established in 1984, when an estimated 2.5 million people gathered in 400 communities. National Night Out is a crime prevention program that emphasizes building partnerships between the police and fire departments and the community. People gather the first Tuesday in August for block parties, cookouts, parades, contests, youth activities and seminars.

 

Members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) won a gold medal for softball at the California Firefighters Olympics (CFO) last Thursday, July 21.

They went a perfect 7-0 in three days of competition on the way to their gold medal. AFD took down firefighters from the Southern Marin Fire Department 19-15 in the gold-medal game at the Twin Creek Sports Complex in Sunnyvale.

 

Saturday, July 9
Fire responses: 6:37 a.m. 1400 block of San Antonio Avenue, false alarm; 5:20 p.m. 700 block of Atlantic Avenue, no incident found at dispatch address; 5:43 p.m. Central Avenue, request to assist invalid. 

 

Just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, all 25 on-duty Alameda firefighters responded to an alarm sounding at Foss Upholstery & Restoration at 2318 Clement Ave. They arrived on scene to find smoke and fire coming from the building, according to an Alameda Fire Department (AFD) press release. 

The firefighters forced their way inside the building and attacked the fire. They cut holes in the roof to ventilate the structure. Firefighters extinguished the blaze just after 9:30 p.m.

 

At 9:38 a.m., Monday, June 20, Alameda firefighters were called to a fire at a three-story apartment building in the 2200 block of Santa Clara Avenue. 

According to Alameda Fire Department (AFD) Captain Jim Colburn, firefighters contained the fire to a kitchen in one of the apartments. The fire did not spread beyond the kitchen, and no other apartments in the complex were damaged. No one was injured. 

While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Colburn said that the fire was caused by unattended food cooking on the stove. 

 

 

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.

 

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. 

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