At its June 17 meeting, the City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to extending Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Basic Life Support program. The service involves transporting patients by ambulance on non-emergency calls like doctors’ and dialysis appointments. Under the program AFD personnel also transport patients between facilities and stand by at events.
AFD offers these services for a fee using two of its ambulances staffed by its emergency medical technicians.
Alameda Education Association president, Audrey Hyman, left, joined Alameda Fire-fighters Local 689 president Jeff Del Bono, far right, in presenting a check for $8,300 to Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Executive Director Doug Biggs. The teachers and firefighters hosted their second annual crab feed in February at the Albert H. DeWitt O Club. They donated the evening’s proceeds to APC to support its Academic Center and Teen Center programs.