Community Services

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The Fire Department is in the process of developing a new CPR instruction program.  If you are interested in being placed on our list for future classes or require more information, please contact the Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, Dan Gerard, at 337-2106.

 

The City of Alameda Fire Department was selected to participate in a pilot study to develop one of the very first Community Paramedic Programs in the State of California.  Our Firefighter/Paramedics have been educated in accordance with a national curriculum provided through UCLA School of Medicine.  They are nationally recognized Community Paramedics.  The focus of the program is to provide follow-up care for selected individuals with chronic illnesses who have been recently discharged from the hospital.  Additionally, Community Paramedics will connect at-risk populations to appropriate resources, including those who frequently use emergency services.  Click here(PDF, 5MB) to learn more.

 

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Attention Alameda Seniors & Persons with Disabilities!

 

Just Added New Class - Getting Past Your Fear of Falling!(PDF, 1MB)

The Alameda Fire Department Housing Safety Program is a FREE program providing much needed services to low-to-moderate income residents over the age of 62 and persons with disabilities any age.  The Program installs 10 year non-tamperable smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as ADA grab bars and interior handrails.  Free nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are offered as well.

The program is eager to serve all Alamedans in need. Call Maria Young at 510-337-2133 to see if you or your loved one qualifies.

 

Number in Family/Income Limit:

1=$69,000

2=$78,850

3=$88,700

4=$98,550

 

The Program proudly calls the following agencies our Community Partners: Housing Authority of the City of Alameda, Mastick Senior Center, Alameda Hospital, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis Club, and the Alameda Multi-Cultural Community Center
 

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The Alameda Fire Department provides free blood pressure testing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue.  Fire Department Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians check blood pressures of individuals who believe may be at risk for high blood pressure or other related conditions. This is a great opportunity to meet your Fire Fighters and learn about the many services that the Fire Department offers.   

 

Public education is fundamental to the Alameda Fire department.  We strive to provide effective fire safety education and positive community role models for Alameda's school age children.  We want to provide integrated, quality teaching resources and opportunities to help young people learn the skills to stay safe as they grow.  Some of the popular events we provide in public education is Safety Town in October in honor of Fire Prevention Month and school assembly exercises which not only include fire drill activities but hose spraying and learning the ins and outs of a fire truck. 

Safety Town

Safety Town

Each October, Alameda public and private school kindergartners visit Safety Town during Fire Prevention Week.  Safety Town is supported by the Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Police Department and volunteers from Bayview Women's Club and Alameda Kiwanis Club. Each year the event takes place at Alameda Point. Miniature buildings are set up in a parking lot with crosswalks and a working stoplight. Firefighters, police offers and volunteers show the kindergartners how to safely cross a street, what to do in a fire or emergency, and the importance of calling 9-1-1 at the appropriate time. The children meet firefighters and police officers and tour through a fire truck and ambulance. The young students also attend a classroom session and video presentation to learn about being safe.

Free Educational Materials

Kids fire safety is a priority for the Alameda Fire Department.  We have available easy-to-use activity booklets for kids to help parents, teachers, and other professionals teach the importance of fire safety to our children.

Our Fire Safety Educational Materials are ideal for the classroom and fire station!  Our safety education coloring and activity booklets for kids include fun and exciting material to keep the students engaged in the classroom, and the interactive fire safety projects for parent and child to complete at home.  The material we provide teaches the children about the importance of fire safety, keeping the emphasis on fun with learning. Kids Fire safety education topics include: what to do in a fire situation, fire safety tips, practice 2 ways out, and more.

Electrical safety is just as important as fire safety.  Visit Kids Corner at ESFI.org (Electrical Safety Foundation International) to obtain fun material that will help teachers and parents keep students and children engaged while learning. Included on this site are teaching guides and printouts along with cartoons and games. 

To learn more contact our prevention division at 510-337-2121.

 

PulsePoint is an enterprise-class, software-as-a-service (SaaS) pre-arrival solution designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active citizenship. Where adopted, the PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide lifeā€saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert trained citizens in the vicinity of the need for bystander CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AFD encourages all citizens to trained in CPR to obtain the PulsePoint app to help us protect the public by initiating early CPR. 

 

 The Alameda Fire Department has four fire stations strategically located throughout the City to serve the community. Groups of citizens, students, Cub Scouts, Brownies, and similar organizations can be given tours of the City's fire stations. Each group will be briefed on the responsibilities for the station, its personnel, and the assigned equipment.  Tours are available Monday through Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Scheduling requests are needed four weeks in advance, and tours are suggested for people five years and older.

 Arrangements for tours and additional information are available by calling My Chan at (510) 337-2121 or by sending an email.