Alameda Fire Station Three 1709 Grand St, Alameda, CA94501 Opened in 1923, this single engine station responds to all structural fires on the island and staffs the…More department's fireboat and water rescue boat. While the fire station on the corner of Grand Street still houses the crew's equipment, the firefighters themselves reside in the two-story house immediately next door.
The Alameda Fire Department, under Chief David Kapler, offers fire protection, emergency and disaster response, as…More well as paramedic services and community education. The department's four open stations can provide emergency response anywhere in the city within approximately three to four minutes.
The department responded to 6,573 calls in 2006, or about 18 calls per day. The 92-member department boasts four advanced life support engine companies, two ladder truck companies, three ambulances, one fireboat and one water rescue boat.
It also offers a variety of safety courses, including an emergency preparedness course, which teaches participants fire suppression and disaster search and rescue techniques, and a fall-prevention program for seniors.