Are you a firefighter at alameda county fire department or a member of the san leandro community. And now, as i write this story in 2014, i am but a memory, a name in the history books. Alameda county fire department historical committee posts. In 1960 the city built a new fire station for the citizens of alameda plaza at tidewater and alameda. Theyll discuss the history of the alameda fire department and show how one. Alameda, ca fire departments the alameda, ca fire department directory includes 5 fire departments andor fire stations. Edmond rodriguez, 51, the fire chief for salinas, was announced tuesday as the new fire chief for the alameda fire department. Alameda county fire department acfd is comprised of multiple consolidated agencies that began joining forces and sharing resources in 1993. Heather marques is the author of alameda county fire department 5.
The city of alameda and the alameda fire department afdrecently sent an alert to local businesses and residents about a potential fire inspection scam that has been reported. There are 114 fire departments in alameda county, california, serving a population of 1,629,615 people in an area of 739 square miles. There is 1 fire department per 14,294 people, and 1 fire department per 6 square miles. Monday night, oakland fire department battalion chief robert lipp, a member of the task force, wrote in a facebook post. The alameda fire department is a joint effort between the town of alameda and the r. In alignment with the shelterinplace guidance issued by the california department of public health cdph and the alameda county public health department acph, the oakland fire prevention bureau customer front counter will be temporarily closed.
Dec 08, 2014 bay farm island native dave lemoine was inspired by history columnist mike lanos august 29 piece on the first families of bay farm island to offer his own story to the alamedan. For a detailed history of the houston fire department, please visit the official home to hfds history, the houston fire museum. Here is lemoines personal history, which details his youth on the island. Protecting unincorporated county land as well as ashland. Alameda county fire department, dublin, california. The alameda art association has about 80 members as of january 2011, and has a gallery space at south shore center mall. Alameda county fire department city of san leandro. This commitment is derived from each individual, positive leadership, and pride of its members. Eville eye editor rob arias here at station 34 on powell with dave winnacker. By the early 1920s, the fire department was fully motorized. He served as a mentor and roll model to many in the department who refer to him as the man who wrote the book on firefighting.
Copies of bay farm island, a hidden history of alameda are. Heather marques author of alameda county fire department. With this annexation, the district extended its fire service boundary to the contra costa alameda county line. Dedicated to superior service alameda county firefighter recruit is the entrylevel fire suppression, prevention and emergency response position for the alameda county fire department acfd. History the acfd was founded on july 1, 1993, as a special district with the countys board of supervisors serving as the fire district s board of directors. Alameda county fire department administration office. The alameda county fire department invites you to apply for the position of firefighter recruit alameda county fire department. The acfd was founded on july 1, 1993, as a special district with the countys board of supervisors serving as the fire districts board of directors. They ask for a signature authorizing them to perform a visual inspection of. In july 1997, the san ramon valley fire protection district and the city of san ramon moved forward with an annexation of the dougherty regional fire authority to the srvfpd. Last night, patty and i attended the movie, ladder 49.
Alameda county fire department acfd is comprised of multiple. The alameda fire department wants to invite the public to see how we operate. Maybe a good story will be told, or a laugh about how anal i was. After our recent fire at th and h streets involving a historical victorian building, i thought about not only the history of that building, but the history of the sacramento fire department. Eight quarantined alameda firefighters to be cleared to return to duty published on march 18, 2020 all eight of the alameda firefighters who were quarantined after being identified as having possible exposure to one alameda firefighter who tested positive for covid19 are being cleared for duty. Descriptions of these programs and services are provided in the fy 201920 final budget book and fy 201920 final budget summary. This is the official facebook page of the alameda county fire department. Thank you for taking up the cause of bay farm island. The alameda fire department provides fire, rescue and ems service for the city of alameda. There is 1 fire department per 14,294 people, and 1 fire department per 6 square miles in california, alameda county is ranked 51st of 58 counties in fire departments per capita, and 3rd of 58 counties in fire departments per square mile. The man who lit lady liberty is his fifth book and was recently selected by the. It has proven itself an innovative and respected leader in developing future firefighters.
Jun 01, 2017 alameda county fire department, dublin, california. According to afd chief doug long, inspectors dressed in uniform have entered alameda businesses, representing themselves as fire inspectors. Two years later, in june 1997 the city of dublin added their department to the growing list of departments under the purview of the acfd. It is located on alameda island and bay farm island.
Alameda is a town approximately 50 km east of estevan. Eight quarantined alameda firefighters to be cleared to return to duty. This is a quick reference as to what community education programs are currently offered by the alameda county fire department. They ask for a signature authorizing them to perform a visual inspection. The best way to protect life and property from fire is to prevent that fire from happening in the first place. Alameda county fire department images of america 97814674286. Alameda county fire department by firefighter heather marques. The department currently provides a wide variety of services to an ever expanding and diverse population. History is not just the chronicling of both major and minor events of lives or organizations. It is adjacent to and south of oakland and east of san francisco across the san francisco bay. The alameda county fire department, through a contract for services, provides services to the city of san leandro. When this particular building was built, almost 100 years ago, the sacramento fire department was already one of the nations oldest fire departments.
Bay farm island native dave lemoine was inspired by history columnist mike lanos august 29 piece on the first families of bay farm island to offer his own story to the alamedan. Callers to the fire department wednesday asking about the firefighter and how the individual got the illness were told to contact the city spokeswoman. The alameda county fire department acfd is the fire department for the county of alameda and is responsible for servicing an area 508 square miles 1,320 km 2 in size. Jun 06, 2016 alameda county spans from the shores of the san francisco bay to the golden inland hills. Alameda county spans from the shores of the san francisco bay to the golden inland hills. The first motorized vehicle was bought for the fire chief in 1908. This photo graces the cover of stellar media groups new history book. Jul 01, 2015 as i read of these brave men and viewed the movie that night, i realized that bertha had loaned me her book and suggested that we see the movie 36 years to the day that i entered the alameda fire. Hidden history postcard history series images of rail landmarks. In this channel we will introduce some of our new equipment and describe its us. Alameda county fire department historical committee home. Shop for fire books at arcadia publishing today history books.
Our department is made up of original agencies which now form todays. Led by edmond rodriguez, the former chief of the salinas fire department, the alameda fire department has six divisions and four stations. Dave is an east bay native, a marine, a ucsb gaucho, father, division chief of special operations for acfd who just happens to be the 2017 winner of emeryvilles shortest triathlon ever. On the same day my neighbor loaned me the book firehouse by david halberstam, the story of engine 40 and ladder 35 that lost 12 men on 911 in new york. The application period to apply for the position of firefighter recruit is open from march 2, 2020 until may 29, 2020 at 5. Also see, the history of the fire chiefs of the houston fire department. Originally a peninsula inhabited by native americans. The alameda arts council aac serves as the local alameda city arts council. Rodriguez, 51, replaces doug long, who retired sept.
View detailed fire station information, including contact information, photos, maps, and more, by clicking the list of links below the map. Alameda county, ca fire departments the alameda county, ca fire department directory includes 116 fire departments and fire stations. We sent them home with a history book, a challenge coin and our gratitude. Alameda county fire department by firefighter heather. While serving in the criminal investigations bureau, briggs became one of the most tenured detectives in the departments history. With this annexation, the district extended its fire service boundary to the contra costaalameda county line. The alameda county fire department reserve firefighter education and training program s primary goals are to improve the quantity and quality of training for prospective professional alameda county firefighters. Alameda fire department is a member of task force 4. Front page news editorial feature articles fire wire health.
To connect with alameda fire department, join facebook today. Protecting unincorporated county land as well as ashland, cherryland, san lorenzo, castro valley, san leandro, dublin, union city, newark, emeryville, and the national laboratories at livermore and berkeley, acfd serves over 500 square miles and 330,000 citizens. August 28 union city, ca last night we bid adieu to a 46 year hero, battalion chief jim watkins. I ate, slept, and dreamt of the alameda fire department from age 3 to 27. Alameda county fire department historical committee. As i read of these brave men and viewed the movie that night, i realized that bertha had loaned me her book and suggested that we see the movie 36 years to the day that i. Alameda is situated in the southeast corner of saskatchewan. Are you the alameda county fire department fire chief. Apr 29, 2015 alameda fire department, october 16, 2004. The closest larger centers to alameda are estevan, weyburn, regina, and minot, north dakota. The acfd boasts 140 years of local history, as early as 1876. All eight of the alameda firefighters who were quarantined after being identified as having possible exposure to one alameda firefighter who tested positive for covid19 are being cleared for duty.
In june 1995, the city of san leandro chose to combine its fire department into the alameda county fire department in order to receive services through a contractual arrangement with alameda county. Alameda county fire department the alameda county fire department is an organization committed to excellence. At arcadia publishing we selected the best books at the lowest prices for you. Career opportunities fire department alameda county. Driven by an unseen force he became the youngest battalion chief in the history of the oakland fire department at the age of just 36 years old. The alameda county fire department is dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible to the communities it serves. Through its many incarnations, alameda has never lost its charm and ability to draw people from all walks of life. It has about 117 employees, according to its website. Its the basis and the lifeblood for tradition to be carried on by eachsucceeding generation. The alameda county fire department acfd provides allrisk emergency services to the. Alameda county fire department usa fire departments. The alameda civic ballet is the ballet troupe of the city. Redwood citys fire prevention bureau works to educate the public and businesses about fire prevention, investigates the causes of fires and identifies and mitigates fire hazards. The information will help you, as a citizen, determine what program will best suit your needs.
For additional information, to submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire, please visit the job announcement. Alameda county fire department historical committee is with michael franklin and john walsh at alameda county fire department station 33. The alameda county fire department the alameda county fire department acfd provides allrisk emergency services to the unincorporated areas of alameda county excluding fairview, the cities of san leandro, dublin, newark, union city and emeryville, the lawrence berkeley national laboratory and the lawrence livermore national laboratory. In the 1920s, oakland was one of the first fire departments in the nation to hire african american firemen, but were segregated apart from the white firefighters in overcrowded and underequipped fire stations. Alameda images of america greta dutcher, stephen rowland on.
Nov 15, 2016 the city of alameda and the alameda fire department afdrecently sent an alert to local businesses and residents about a potential fire inspection scam that has been reported. The definition of alameda is avenue of trees and alameda is a very family and community minded town with a population of 311. This consolidation combined separate departments that had previously serviced the castro valley, eden landing and the county fire patrol. Firefighting and fire department history books from across the country and around the world.1519 1253 206 583 672 1110 1259 487 1161 1144 401 410 886 847 1331 1420 1291 481 1166 1079 438 1186 83 1450 356 120 1400 1542 113 30 29 1079 1073 631 44 98 668 638