Oakland Fire Department

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Oakland Fire Department
OaklandFireDepartmentLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
City Oakland
Agency overview[1][2]
Established March 13, 1869
Annual calls 62,729 (2011)
Employees ~420
Staffing Career
Fire chief Teresa Deloach Reed
EMS level ALS
IAFF 55
Facilities and equipment[3]
Battalions 3
Stations 25
Engines 24
Trucks 7
Rescues 1
HAZMAT 1
USAR 1
Airport crash 6
Wildland 7
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Oakland Fire Department (OFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Oakland, California. The department is responsible for 78 square miles (200 km2) with a population of 406,253.[4]

History[edit]

The Oakland Fire Department was initially started in the 1860s as a volunteer fire department and was officially formed on March 13, 1869 when its first fire station was built.[5] In 1908 the department bought their first motorized fire engine and in the 1920s, the department became one of the first in the nation to hire African American firefighters.[6]

In 1991, the OFD was faced with a major conflagration that killed 25 people and injured 150 others. The Oakland firestorm of 1991 burned 1,520 acres (6.2 km2) in the Berkeley and Oakland Hills, destroying 3,354 single-family dwellings and 437 apartment and condominium units.[7] The economic loss was estimated at $1.5 billion.

USAR Task Force 4[edit]

The Oakland Fire Department is the sponsoring agency of Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 4 (CA-TF4), one of eight FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in the state of California and 28 nationally.[8] The task forces, which is made up of personnel from 15 different agencies in the Bay Area, provides resources to locate, extricate, and provide immediate medical treatment to victims trapped in collapsed structures as well as other life saving operations.[9]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all OFD Fire Station and Company locations according to Battalion.[10]

Fire Station Address Engine Truck Wildland Patrol Chief Special Unit Battalion
1 1603 MLK Jr. Way 1 1 Battalion 2 Heavy Rescue Unit 1 2
3 1445 14th St 3 3 HazMat 1-4, Foam Unit 1 2
4 1235 International Blvd 4 2 4
5 934 34th St 5 2
6 7080 Colton Blvd 6 6 4
7 1006 Amito Dr 7 7 2
8 463 51st St 8 5 4
10 172 Santa Clara Ave 10 2
12 822 Alice St 12 Water Rescue Boats 1, 2 and 3 2
13 1225 Derby Ave 13 4
15 455 27th St 15 4 2
16 3600 13th Ave 16 4
17 3344 High St 17 Battalion 4 4
18 1700 50th Ave 18 6 3
19 5766 Miles Ave 19 Air Van 1 4
20 1401 98th Ave 20 7 Battalion 3 3
21 13150 Skyline Blvd 21 21 3
22 Oakland Airport ARFF Rescue 2, 3, 5 and 6 3
23 7100 Foothill Blvd 23 23 3
24 5900 Shepherd Canyon Rd 24 4
25 2795 Butters Dr 25 25 4
26 2611 98th Ave 26 26 3
27 8501 Pardee Dr 27 3
28 4615 Grass Valley Rd 28 28 3
29 1016 66th Ave 29 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire Chief". Oakland Fire Department. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Emergency Operarations". Oakland Fire Department. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "About the Fire Department". Oakland Fire Departments. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Oakland (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ "The Oakland Fire Department". PBS.org. PBS. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brief History of the Oakland Fire Department". Oakland Fire Department. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Parker, Donald. "The Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire: An Overview". San Francisco Museum. Oakland Office of Fire Services. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "US&R Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2006. 
  9. ^ "USAR". City of Oakland. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Oakland Fire". California Firefighters. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 

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