Alameda Fire Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alameda Fire Department is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the City of Alameda from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions.

Vision Statement

We are committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for all Alameda Citizens. We dedicate ourselves to the safety of the community by providing the highest level of service possible. We will strive to create a partnership with the community in a responsive, proactive manner.

We will achieve our highest potential by creating a positive work environment through effective internal relationships. Our Organization stresses attainable goals, achieved through shared responsibility and accountability. We will nurture these relationships with respect, honesty, and integrity.

Our future depends our commitment to shared leadership, employee empowerment, and responsiveness to the community. 

Community Risk Assessment - Summary(PDF, 12MB)

Community Risk Assessment Final Report(PDF, 14MB)

Alameda Fire Department 2023 Annual Report(PDF, 5MB)

Alameda C.A.R.E Team 2023 Data(PDF, 2MB)


Department Head


Nick Luby, Fire Chief

Chief Luby has a 26-year career in the Fire Service that is hallmarked by leading continuous operational improvements and building solid relationships with inter-departmental stakeholders and external regional, state, and federal agencies.

The City of Alameda Fire Department is an organization of 117 dedicated, community service-oriented people who serve Alameda residents and visitors. We are also an all-risk public safety agency. This means we respond to all emergencies and hazards with the exception of those that are the responsibility of law enforcement.

Our services include: fire suppression, advanced life support, including ambulance transport services; fire prevention, and investigative services; community disaster preparedness, including Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT); hazardous materials response and mitigation; confined space rescue services and water rescue. We provide these services through Administration, Prevention, Training, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services, and four strategically located fire stations with a minimum of 29 people on duty daily.

The City of Alameda has three strategic initiatives, which we also embody. They are: Economic Development, Employee Well-Being and Productivity, and Customer Service. We strive for economic development by streamlining our processes for business efficiency while seeking revenue opportunities to offset our operational expenses. We support employee well-being and productivity through training, career development, an employee wellness and fitness program, and by working in a collaborative environment. We provide exceptional customer service not only because it is one of the City's strategic initiatives, but because it is also the right thing to do. Our employees are trained, recognized, and rewarded for exceptional customer service.

Class 1 ISO Rating

Fallen Firefighters

Alameda Fire Department History

The Alameda Fire Department is an All-Risk agency with the responsibility to respond to a variety of emergency incidents to provide services such as fire suppression, emergency medical services, water rescue, hazardous materials threats, technical rescue incidents and many more.

Click Here for an explanation of our different emergency response capabilities.


The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for Prevention, Permits, Inspections and Public Education.   

The Division of Training is responsible for the training of both on-line personnel as well as coordinating our Recruit Firefighter Academy for new hires. The Training Division is located at 950 W. Ranger and shares the site with Fire Station #5 (currently closed). 


CLICK HERE for more information on how Alameda Firefighters continue to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities.

The Alameda CARE Team (Community Assessment Response & Engagement), led by the Alameda Fire Department (AFD), provides a 24/7 alternative response to nonviolent individuals facing a mental health crisis.

The Alameda Fire Department contracts with the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communication Center (ACRECC) to provide Fire dispatch services, Emergency Medical triaging, and pre-arrival instructions for our residents.

Click HERE to learn more about Dispatch and Communications.

Do you have questions about the Alameda Fire Department? Check out our FAQ section.