Alameda Fire Department

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Safety Accessibility Program provides services to low-to-moderate income residents over 62 and to the disabled of any age.

The program offers installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replaces aging batteries. The program also has grab bars, handrails, raised toilets to install and provides nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks.

“Our program is eager to serve you and your family,” said AFD Chief Mike D’Orazi.

Monday, March 24
Emergency medical responses: 2:16 a.m. Eagle Avenue; 2:58 a.m. Santa Clara Avenue; 4;16 a.m. Pacific Avenue; 4:28 a.m. Mangrove Lane; 6:53 a.m. Encinal Avenue; 7:49 a.m. Willow Street; 8:37 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 8:59 a.m. Willow; 11:02 a.m. Willow; 12:35 p.m. Park Street; 2:28 p.m. Willow; 3:14 p.m. Central Avenue; 3:24 p.m. Clinton Avenue; 7:21 p.m. Otis Drive; 7:30 p.m. Taylor Avenue.

Robert Sullwold’s incendiary criticism of city hall and the firefighters union IAFF Local 689 (“City Stuffs Stockings for AFD Firefighters,” March 27) showed dogged and detailed research. He is to be commended for bringing such numbers to light in the community interest.

As all professional firefighters know, the first thing one does when something is ablaze is to vent and let the smoke out and he does a fine job of this as well. The problem is that what all those numbers add up to, as far as his reasoning goes, amounts to mostly smoke.

Monday, March 17
Emergency medical responses: 1:11 a.m. Atlantic Avenue; 5:05 a.m. Eagle Avenue; 5:20 a.m. Broadway; 12:23 p.m. Post Street; 12:34 p.m. Webster Street; 12:46 p.m. Eagle; 6:34 p.m. Ballena Boulevard; 7:07 p.m. High Street; 7:27 p.m. Webster; 8:45 p.m. Fountain Street; 10:20 p.m. Eagle.

Bill Gates has nothing on our city council when it comes to beneficence toward the favored few.

Every child probably would like to have a rich uncle who can be counted on regularly to put the latest gadget under the Christmas tree. But even Bill Gates’s nieces and nephews might envy the members of the Alameda firefighters’ union, whose letters to Santa have found a receptive audience — one might even say a captive audience — at City Hall.

Monday, March 3

Emergency medical responses: 7:09 a.m. Catalina Avenue; 8:19 a.m. Willow Street; 8:34 a.m. Coral Reef Road; 9:04 a.m. Ralph M. Appezzato Memorial Parkway; 9:28 a.m. Island Drive; 10:46 a.m. Park Avenue; 12:18 p.m. Webster Street; 12:58 p.m. Park Street; 1:45 p.m. Blanding Avenue; 2:07 p.m. Buena Vista Avenue; 5:03 p.m. Island; 7:08 p.m. Rosewood Way; 8:52 p.m. San Antonio Avenue.

Monday, Feb. 24

Emergency medical responses: 1:11 a.m. Purcell Drive; 3:46 a.m. Lincoln Avenue; 4:04 a.m. Mariner Square Drive; 5:32 a.m. Willow Street; 8:17 a.m. Beach Road; 12:33 p.m. Sunset Road; 3:03 p.m. West Midway Avenue; 3:13 p.m. Willow; 5:14 p.m. Willow; 5:40 p.m. Harbor Bay Parkway; 6:49 p.m. Willow; 10:59 p.m. Encinal Avenue.

Monday, Feb. 17

Emergency medical responses: 12:38 a.m. Verdemar Drive; 2:56 a.m. Central Avenue; 7:13 a.m. Encinal Avenue; 8:11 a.m. Everett Street; 10:19 a.m. Westline Drive; 3:48 p.m. Central; 4:25 p.m. Lincoln Avenue; 4:28 p.m. Beach Road; 7:40 p.m. Lemoore Road; 9:06 p.m. Clement Avenue.

Monday, Feb. 10

Emergency medical responses: 12:45 a.m. Benton Street; 9:30 a.m. Holly Street; 10:17 a.m. Shore Line Drive; 11:01 a.m. Redhook Lane; 11:07 a.m. Central Avenue; 11:07 a.m. Mariner Square Drive; 1:40 p.m. Jouett Square; 1:48 p.m. Spencer Road; 3:28 p.m. San Jose Avenue; 4:06 p.m. South Shore Center; 4:49 p.m. Cola Ballena; 5:28 p.m. Webster Street; 10:28 p.m. Lincoln Avenue; 11:25 p.m. Encinal Avenue; 11:41 p.m. Lincoln.

Monday, Feb. 3

Emergency medical responses: 6:19 a.m. Atlantic Avenue; 7:58 a.m. Chestnut Street; 10:05 a.m. Park Street; 10:12 a.m. Sandcreek Way; 10:30 a.m. Otis Drive; 10:37 a.m. Webster Street; 10:46 a.m. Haight Avenue; 12:37 p.m. Fernside Boulevard; 12:44 p.m. Balboa Court; 1:34 p.m. Verdemar Drive; 2:36 p.m. Tullamore Place; 2:52 p.m. Willow Street; 4:20 p.m. Pacific Avenue; 4:21 p.m. Central Avenue; 5:42 p.m. Shore Line Drive; 10:18 p.m. Chapin Street.