AFD

Farewell AFD Capt. Jim Colburn

Dec 30,2021

“The Alameda Sun would like to congratulate Mr. Colburn on his recent retirement and his years of selfless dedication to the safety of our community and thank you for his friendship to our paper and work on this column.

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AFD Purchased Triple Pumper 100 Years Ago

Nov 05,2020

The Jan. 7, 1920, fire that destroyed buildings on Park Street and Webb and Lincoln avenues prompted the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) to purchase not one, but two Seagrave Triple Combination Pumpers.

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Alameda Fire Department

AFD Treasures 1920 Seagrave Pumper

Nov 05,2020

Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Seagrave Model 760 pumper is approaching an important milestone. Dec. 20 marks the 100th anniversary of AFD placing the apparatus in service as Engine No. 2.

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AFD Offers Safety Help

Aug 13,2020

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Fire Wire

Aug 13,2020

Sunday, July 5 
Requests for lift assists: 1:08 a.m. Otis Drive and 3:39 p.m. Central Avenue.  
No incident found at dispatch address: 7:17 a.m. 900 block of Park Street.  
Request to assist with lock-out: 6:56 p.m. 3200 block of Madison Avenue.  

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Bill Garvine &nbsp&nbsp Alameda Fire Department rescue swimmers used a private dock along the Oakland Estuary to prepare to retrieve an unconscious man from the water. The victim was later pronounced dead.

Doctors Pronounce Man Recovered in Estuary Dead

Jun 25,2020

At 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, the Alameda Fire Department responded to the report of an unconscious person in the waters of the Oakland Estuary near High Street Bridge. The response involved 16 fire fighters and included the department’s rescue boat.

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Security Cameras Help Deter Fires at Encinal

Mar 19,2020

In January, Encinal High School (EHS) installed eight surveillance cameras in response to the overwhelming number of fire alarms being pulled throughout the course of 2019. The cameras were an attempt to deter students from pulling alarms and setting fires on campus. 

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