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Revised Plans Add Drive-through Bays to Emergency Operations Center

Newly revised plans call for another story to be added to the Emergency Operations Center, to support two drive-through bays.

Revised plans for the Alameda Fire Department’s planned Emergency Operations Center call for an additional ground-level floor with two drive-through apparatus bays accessible from Grand Street.


Revised Emergency Operations Center Design to Come Before Planning Board

Revised drawings for a new Emergency Operations Center will be presented to the Planning Board later this month.

Architects will present revised drawings for new Alameda Fire Department Emergency Operations Center at a City of Alameda Planning Board meeting on March 24th.


Local Business to be Partially Displaced by Fire Department Emergency Operations Center

This stand of trees, including eucalyptus and an Oak, will be cut down to make way for the emergency operations center.

Louis Whitmore of Whitmore’s Auto Service and U-Haul says the business has been operating at the corner of Buena Vista and Grand Street since 1968, but now the City of Alameda wants him to [...]

City to Purchase New Fire Department Vehicles

The City of Alameda is planning to purchase five new fire department staff vehicles. (File Photo)

At tomorrow night’s Alameda City Council meeting, City Manager John Russo will present a recommendation to spend $189,400 to replace five fire department staff vehicles, and $152,000 to update an ambulance to a new chassis.


Alameda City Council Moves to Finance Construction of New Emergency Operations Center

The City of Alameda is moving forward with a new Emergency Operations Center for the fire department.

Last week, Alameda City Council approved a staff recommendation to refinance, extend, and increase an existing bond issuance to find $3 million to build a new Emergency Operations Center that was originally to be funded by a sales [...]

Overnight Park Street Fire Damages Six Apartments, Two Businesses

A two-alarm fire burned overnight at 1203 Park Street. (Alameda Fire Department)

A fire overnight at 1203 Park Street that caused extensive damage to six apartments and two ground floor businesses brought 25 Alameda firefighters and mutual aid support from the Oakland Fire Department to the scene.


City of Alameda to Begin Public Safety Labor Negotiations

The City of Alameda is about to begin labor negotiations with its public safety labor groups (File photo.)

The City of Alameda is about to begin labor negotiations with its public safety bargaining units. To that end, it is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:00 p.m. to hear public input and [...]

Fire Dispatch Services Contract Under City Council Consideration Next Week

The City of Alameda’s contract with Alameda County fire dispatch services is up for renewal. (File photo.)

At next week’s Alameda City Council meeting, Council is expected to renew it’s contract with the Alameda County Fire Department for operation of Alameda Fire Department dispatch services.


Alameda Fire Chief to Get New SUV

Alameda Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi will get a new $36,000 sport utility vehicle (SUV) as a command car if Alameda City Council approves a staff recommendation next Tuesday night. The fire department also wants to replace a 2003 fire engine, a 1995 aerial ladder truck and a 2005 paramedic van.


Alameda Fire Department Launches Non-emergency Ambulance Transport Service

The City of Alameda announced yesterday that it has launched a non-emergency ambulance transport service for patients who need to get to or from medical facilities.