***TODAY*** FILL THE BOOT- ALAMEDA
Date: September 3, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: The intersection of Marina Village Pkwy X Constitution Way
Drive thru the area and Help Alameda Firefighters Fill the Boot for MDA.
Early Morning Commercial Fire 08/27/15
Alameda Firefighters responded to the report of a commercial structure fire at 1800 Ferry Point. The response consisted of 4 engines, 2 ladder trucks, 2 medical units and a Shift Division Chief. Upon arrival, fire crews found fire on outside wall of structure. After forcible entry into the building, additional fire was coming out of the interior common wall. Fire was contained to this wall from the help of the sprinkler system. Crews extinguished and overhauled wall fire within 30 minutes. Fire damage to building is moderate. There is significant water damage to inside of building due to activation of sprinkler system.
During this period, there were multiple small outside fires within a 4 block radius. All were handled by AFD single engine companies. APD was on scene assisting AFD by patrolling the area. Oakland Fire covered the fire stations for additional 911 calls.
These fires are of suspicious nature and are currently being investigated by Alameda Investigators.
Two Alarms called to Central Ave Fire
This morning (08/21/15), at 7:12 am, the Alameda Fire Department responded to the report of a fire in a residence on the 600 block of Central Avenue. Arriving firefighters found a working fire on the second floor of a a two-story structure, a residential occupancy above a business, with extension into the neighboring dwelling on the right-hand side. Fire was also threatening an apartment building to the left of the involved structure.
Firefighters stretched several lines and attacked the fires in both involved buildings. The fires were knocked down and fully extinguished without any additional extension.
The main structure received heavy fire damage throughout the upstairs residential portion. Firefighters were able to confine the fire in the neighboring residence on the right to one bedroom and attic. The apartment building to the left did not appear to be damaged.
This was a Second Alarm fire, sending all on-duty Alameda Firefighters to the scene, along with recalled off-duty members and mutual aid from Oakland Fire. A total of 56 firefighters responded to the scene. Additional mutual aid companies covered at vacant Alameda fire stations.
The fire is under investigation as to the cause and origin. There were no injuries. A total of seven occupants were displaced and being assisted by the Red Cross.
Local 689 members take on New Role
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The City of Alameda Fire Department was selected to participate in a pilot study to develop one of the very first Community Paramedic Programs in the State of California. Our Firefighter/Paramedics have been educated in accordance with a national curriculum provided through UCLA School of Medicine. They are nationally recognized Community Paramedics. The focus of the program is to provide follow-up care for selected individuals with chronic illnesses who have been recently discharged from the hospital. Additionally, Community Paramedics will connect at-risk populations to appropriate resources, including those who frequently use emergency services.
Black Tie Gala- October 10th, 2015
On behalf of Alameda Firefighters Local 689, we would like to thank you in advance for your support of our second biennial Firefighters Black Tie Fundraiser. Proceeds of this fundraiser will continue to benefit Alameda local charitable and non-profit organizations.
Our last event raised over $15,000, benefiting many local charities including; Boys and Girls Club, Alameda Red Cross, Alameda Meals on Wheels, The Perforce Foundation, Alameda Family Services, Alameda High School Women's Basketball, Cancer Society, Alameda Little League, Alameda Education Association Scholarship Fund and Encinal High School Boosters / Grad Night.
We are excited to invite you to join Alameda Firefighters, other unions and local businesses in another highly anticipated evening of dining, dancing, silent and live auctions. This Black Tie (optional) Event will be held Saturday October 10 at The Elks Lodge in Alameda. Tickets are $75 each, which includes a raffle ticket.
We are expecting it to be a sold out event so get your tickets early!
Alameda Firefighters Donate for Success
Alameda Firefighters donated $250 worth of new backpacks to the "Equipped-4-Success" school supply drive put on by the Alameda Education Foundation. Come by Station 1, 2 or 4 to make your donation!
Alameda Firefighters Attend Memorial Service
Alameda Firefighters recently attended the memorial service for Fremont Fire Deputy Chief Jim Martin. Chief Martin lost his his three year battle with Lymphoma.
In addition to members attending the service, Alameda Fire Engine Co. 1 covered in at Fremont Statiton 5 so that IAFF Local 1689 members could attend the service for their fallen brother.
Alameda Firefighters.com Get's a New Look
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