Sandré and Anita Swanson join Firefighters at Gala
Sandré and Anita Swanson were excited to join Jeff DelBono President Alameda Firefighters, Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie, Marty Frates, President Teamsters Local 70, Business Leader Kathy Wolf, Honorable Marie Gilmore, Andy Duong, President JAM Global Group, other unions and local businesses at the Annual Alameda Firefighters Gala in support of our children and those in need.
A benefit to support 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. It was an evening of dining, dancing, silent and live auctions in Alameda California all in support of our youth and those in need of community support.
Fire Captain Richard Murray Retires after 28 years of service
Local 689 would like to congratulate Fire Captain Richard Murray on his retirement. Captain Murray retired yesterday (09/18/15) after 28 years of service.
Richard was an active Local 689 member and participant during his career. He served as the Good and Welfare Committee Chairperson and established the Youth Recognition Award, which was endorsed by the California Professional Firefighters Association. He has been instrumental in the continued success of the annual Pancake Breakfast, an important fundraiser for the Burn Foundation and various local charities.
Congratulations on your Retirement Rick!
Pictured above: Left: Fire Chief Doug Long, Center: Retired AO Dennis Brody, Right: Fire Captain Rick Murray
This morning (09/05/15), at 5:55 am, the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) responded to the report of a residential structure fire on the 1000 block of Via Bahia (Bay Farm Island). Upon arrival, fire crews found a fully involved detached garage. All residents were accounted for and safely outside.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, confining it to the garage. There was no damage to the nearby residential unit.
An AFD Fire Investigator is working to determine the cause and origin. The garage sustained severe damage, resulting in a roof and wall collapse. There was moderate damage to an adjoining garage. There were no reports of injuries. A total of 20 firefighters responded.