Action Alameda News has acquired radio transmission recordings from the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ACRECC) that document the request from the Alameda Fire Department for a second medic van to be dispatched to try to revive Raymond Zack on Memorial Day to provide a second AutoPulse automatic CPR device. One week after [...]
The Alameda Firefighters Association Political Action Committee continued making campaign contributions to local officials through the first half of this year, giving $10,500 to sitting Alameda Councilmembers.
Telephone recordings from the Alameda County Fire dispatch center during the Raymond Zack incident paint a picture of confusion and equipment failures among first responders and responding agencies. Action Alameda News obtained a copy of the recordings from Alameda County on Tuesday, pursuant to a public records request. The City of Alameda posted a copy [...]
Last night, in a 4-1 vote, Alameda City Council approved a three-year contract between the City and the International Association of Firefighters Local 689. The contract begins retroactively effective January 3, 2010 and runs until June 29, 2013.
Alameda City Council is set to vote tonight on a new 3-year agreement with the firefighters union, IAFF Local 689. The item is #5-N on the Alameda City Council Regular Meeting agenda.
Both the City of Alameda, and the Alameda County Fire Department, are dragging their heels on responding to public records requests for documents and records related to the death of Raymond Zack on Memorial Day at Crown Beach. The Alameda County Fire dispatch center handles the dispatch of fire equipment through the county, including Alameda [...]
Here are two letters to the editor that I have sent to the local papers:
We are all to blame
As outrageous as what happened on Memorial Day weekend at Crown beach is, we, the citizens of Alameda are all to blame at some level. I for one who is a dues-paying, card-carrying [...]
By Erica Madison and Staff Reports
Eliminating nine police officer positions or outsourcing the animal shelter.
This is just one of the many choices and alternatives acting City Manager Lisa Goldman provided the City Council with at last week’s special joint meeting of the Alameda City Council, Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority and Community Improvement [...]
A City of Alameda press release distributed to the media late today says that Alameda City Council unanimously called for an “independent review” into the Memorial Day drowning of Raymond Zack. However, there was no formal vote at last night’s Council meeting.
By Erica Madison
Fire, Police, Public Works, Libraries, Parks and Administrative services in City Hall, will all receive a budget cut.