Alameda Firefighters IAFF Local 689

Black Tie Gala October 10th, 2015

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Remembering Louis "Lou" Donati

 Yesterday, (October 5, 2015), Alameda Firefighters payed tribute  to our brother Louis "Lou" Donati, Jr.

 Lou served the citizens of Alameda as a firefighter for 29 years.  Prior to working for the Alameda Fire Department, Lou worked as  a  police officer in Daly City for 10 years. His entire working life  was dedicated to serving others.

 Lou was the strong, silent type. He didn't say much around the  station, but when he spoke, everybody listened. He was a tireless  worker, a devoted husband and father, and a man of deep faith.









Over 30 Alameda Firefighters joined in remembering our fallen brother. 

Remember Fallen Brothers


Post Contributers: Scott West, Patrick Corder, Alameda Firefighters Facebook

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Firefighters Go "Pink" for October

October 1, 2015, is the kick off to Alameda Firefighters wearing pink in support of Cancer Awareness! Firefighters have worn pink for the past few years during the month of October in show of support to raising awareness, and battling cancer!

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Training Future Members

Watch to see how Local 689 members are training recently hired recruits for the City of Alameda.

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16th Annual Pumpkin Give-Away 10-30-2015

Join us for the 16th annual pumpkin giveaway sponsored by Alameda Firefighters.

On October 30, 2015, between 3:00 - 5:00pm on the west lawn of Franklin Park, children between the ages of 3 and 10 can receive one free pumpkin, with their parent present.

(One pumpkin, per child present at the event.)

Halloween games, crafts, and candy will be provided.

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Midnight Fire Keeps Firefighters Busy 09-22-15

Photo Credit: Elayne Morales

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09-22-15 Update- Firefighters Return Home from Valley Fire

Update 09-22-2015

XAL-2004A was released from the Valley Fire yesterday, (09-21-2015). E-501 and crew returned home to Alameda around 8:00pm on 09-21-2015. Alameda Firefighters spent almost 10 days on the frontline of the Valley Fire in Lake County. Welcome home E-501!


Update 09-18-2015

E-501 returned to base camp this morning after working another 24 hour shift on the Valley Fire. XAL-2004A has been "mopping up" on the fire. Members will be off the fire line for a 24 hour rest period, and expect to go back on the line tomorrow morning for another 24 hour shift. All members are doing well.

Update 09-15-2015

Strike team XAL 2004A will be back on the fire this morning working a 24 hour shift. Alameda Engine 501 will be assigned to Branch 3, Divison "E". The four members will be working in the Hidden Valley area.


XAL-2004A Stages prior to receiving the days assignment.  


E-501 gets its morning check prior to going back out the the Valley Fire. 


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Bay Farm Island House Fire 09-20-15

Yesterday afternoon (09-20-2015), Alameda  firefighters responded to a well involved house fire on  Bay Farm Island. Click below here for the Beach Street Fire details.




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Early Evening Attic Fire 09-18-15

Alameda Firefighters responded to a fire in an attic yesterday, (09-18-15). Click below for the press release.

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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

Photo credit: Eddie Dikitanan

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Mayor's Nominee to city commission was caught trespassing in city building; used employee's computer

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Fire Damages Kitchen (09-11-15)

 Just after 8:00am, Alameda Firefighters responded to a  report of a Fire in a  Kitchen.

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Morning Fire, Garage A Complete Loss 09/05/15

Alameda Fire Depart Nixle:

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.

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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.

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Alameda Get's a New Look

Alameda have recently partnered with Union Centrics. We are proud of our new partnership, and our new look.

We are happy to have transitioned our website and hosting to Union Centrics and hope you'll take a look at what they have to offer.

Please check them out.

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