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Alameda Fire Department

The Administrative offices of the Alameda Fire Department are at 1300 Park Street.  This is where the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Emergency Medical Division, and our exceptional support staff lives.  The Administration is responsible for planning and tracking the financial, organizational, and developmental aspects of the Department. This is also where you will be able to request reports and other information about our services.  Through the Fire Chief, this Division provides vision and leadership to the Department and a healthy environment for employee development and morale.  It is the Fire Chief’s responsibility to provide direction to the organization and evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided to the community.  Our team is here  Monday through Thursday from  8 AM to 5 PM.  Please come by if we can be of assistance.
The Alameda Fire Department was organized on August 29, 1876 as a volunteer agency. In 1880 the Board of Trustees for the City officially recognized the Alameda Fire Department and placed it under the command of Chief Engineer Fred Krauth.
By 1881 the City had four fire houses:

Citizen’s Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1 and Thompson Hose Company, No. 1 on Webb Avenue just off Park Street;
Whidden Hose Company, No. 2 (the former West End Engine Company, No. 1 on Webster);
Central (Sherman) Hose Company, No. 3, on Sherman Street between Central and Santa Clara avenues; and
Pacific Hose Company, No. 4, on Chestnut Street between Pacific and Railroad avenues.

By the end of the 19th century the Alameda boasted one steam fire engine, two chemical engines on wheels, six chemical extinguishers, two hook-and-ladder trucks, a pair of two-wheeled hose carriages, one hose wagon and four Johnson hand pumps. The appraised value of on the Fire Department’s seven horses was $1,400 dollars and the value of all Department equipment was $12,000; the engine houses, $15,000.
1300 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Alameda Police Officers Assoc

We, the members of the Alameda Police Department, have dedicated ourselves to public service. By choosing a career in law enforcement we recognize the community holds us to the highest standards of conduct. We ensure the public trust through our conscious commitment to the following values:

Integrity Is The Foundation Of Our Profession- We are honest, open and fair in our dealings with ALL people.

We build community trust by accepting responsibility for our actions, learning from our mistakes, and ensuring our behavior promotes credibility. We recognize and respect people as individuals, and value the diversity of our community. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of our profession. We recognize society has entrusted us with tremendous authority and expects that we have the courage to do what is right in matters of personal and professional integrity. We accept the responsibility to do what is right, even in the face of adversity.

Community Service- Our continuing commitment is to provide quality service to the community with respect, concern, caring, and equal treatment of all people.

We strive to meet the challenge of protecting our community while safeguarding the rights of all individuals. We are responsive to the concerns of our community. We maintain a caring attitude and empathize with those we serve. We welcome and seek an active partnership with the community in carrying out our responsibilities. We recognize that to be an effective law enforcement agency we must have the support, confidence, and trust of our community.

Employee Recognition- We value our fellow employees, recognizing that the human resource is our greatest asset.
We encourage open communication and the sharing of ideas through teamwork. We acknowledge everyone’s hard work and praise those who excel at their jobs. We strive to treat everyone with the same respect, dignity, courtesy, and consistency that we expect from others.

Professionalism- We are committed to maintaining an environment that promotes and encourages a tradition of professionalism.
We value a solid work ethic. We demand accountability through critical analysis and the application of consistent standards. We promote continued professional development through quality recruitment, education, and training. We recognize the changing needs of our community and will demonstrate the flexibility necessary to meet them. We take great pride in our services and accomplishments. We value leadership at all levels of the organization.

Alameda Police Officers are:

Highly Motivated
Problem Solvers
Decision Makers
Team Players
Open Minded
Well Educated
Willing to Learn
1555 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Berkeley Youth Alternatives

Our Mission

Berkeley Youth Alternatives is a community based organization. Our vision is to provide a secure and nurturing environment for all the children, youth, and families of our community. We desire to promote, to their fullest potential, the freedom to develop individual skills and visions of the world.

Our mission is to help children, youth, and their families address issues and problems via Prevention by reaching youth before their problems become crises, and via Intervention through the provision of support services to youth entangled in the juvenile justice system. BYA helps to build capacity within individuals to reach their innate potential.

BYA’s holistic services are designed to shift so-called “individuals at-risk” into “individuals with promise” by utilizing a continuum of care approach that emphasizes 3 core areas: Education, Health and Well-Being, and Economic Self-Sufficiency. To do this work, we create teams of diverse professionals from the fields of education, mental health, workforce development, and recreation that work collaboratively to meet the psycho-social, emotional, and economic needs of those most vulnerable in our community. We meet individuals where they are and build upon any gift, talent or ability that they possess. We inspire them to reach their full potential with staffpersons who act as coaches and mentors that help individuals captain their own ships.

We believe in diversity and in delivering holistic services in a culturally competent and appropriate manner to improve the lives of children, youth, and families. We work to give voice to the voiceless and to defend the poor.  We work to change the educational system, juvenile justice system, foster care system, and health care system in order to give individuals and their families’ opportunities to reach their full potential and to control their own lives and destinies. Our desire is to help children, youth, and families to enjoy their lives to the fullest while empowering the next generation and repairing the damage done to our multiple populations by the political, educational, and economic system. Ultimately, we assist those most vulnerable to live out their best lives.
1255 Allston Way
Berkeley, California 94702
Kevin Williams
San Francisco Bay Ferry

WETA was established by SB 976, and replaces the WTA (Water Transit Authority). The intention of SB 976 is to improve the ability of ferries to respond in an emergency. SB 1093 provides additional detail regarding WETA’s mandate.

Immediately after a disaster strikes, ferries will be critical to helping the Bay Area get back on its feet and keep the economy moving. When roads, bridges, or BART fail, waterways may be the only safe transportation option.
If the Bay Area’s bridges and BART are inaccessible, the Ferry Building in San Francisco could see over 300,000 passengers looking for ferry service. Current ferry infrastructure and equipment capabilities are not sufficient to adequately respond in an emergency.
Better emergency response planning, consolidated ferry services and improved emergency response infrastructure will improve our region’s emergency response capabilities.

What are WETA’s first priorities?

Create and adopt an Emergency Water Transportation System Management Plan for the Bay Area on or before July 1, 2009.
Create and adopt, on or before July 1, 2009, a transition plan to facilitate the transfer of existing public transportation ferry services within the Bay Area region to WETA (with the exception of services operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District). In the preparation of the transition plan, priority shall be given to ensuring continuity in the programs, services, and activities of existing public transportation ferry services.
Continue to deliver the Ferry Implementation and Operations Plan (WTA, July 2003) with a focus on building and operating a comprehensive and environmental friendly public water transit system of ferries, feeder buses and terminals to increase regional mobility in the Bay Area.

What are the key Emergency Response Activities?

Develop Emergency Services Contracts with private ferry operators and agreements with publicly operated ferries to strengthen ferry coordination efforts.
Effectively communicate emergency response procedures and the interoperability of vessels and terminals with Coast Guard and other ferry operators.
Provide additional docking capacity, maintenance and fueling facility projects as funding becomes available.

What is the Proposed Ferry Expansion?
The proposed ferry expansion focuses on delivering new routes and facilities with identifiable funding sources such as new bridge toll revenues from Regional Measure 2 (passed by Bay Area voters in March 2004), local sales tax measures (San Francisco, Contra Costa and San Mateo), federal grants and farebox recovery and includes:

Adding seven new routes and improving service on the existing ferry systems.
Adding as many as 31 of these new passenger ferries to the existing fleet over the next ten years.
Triple ferry patronage from four to twelve million commuters per year by 2025, drawing the majority of its riders from cars.
Delivering new vessels that are ten times cleaner than existing ferries and 85% better than the EPA’s emissions standards for 2007 marine engines.
Providing better, convenient landside connections to terminals that will enhance ridership.
Expanding of facilities at the San Francisco’s Ferry Building.

What New Routes are Proposed?
See Map of Proposed Routes

South San Francisco-Oakland
Berkeley/Albany-San Francisco
Treasure Island-San Francisco
Redwood City-San Francisco
Hercules-San Francisco
Richmond-San Francisco
Antioch/Martinez-San Francisco


WETA replaces the WTA, which was a regional agency authorized by the State of California to operate a comprehensive San Francisco Bay Area public water transit system. In 2003, the WTA’s plan, ” A Strategy to Improve Public Transit with an Environmentally Friendly Ferry System” was approved by statute (Senate Bill 915, Ch. 714, stats of 2003).


How will the WETA operate the Bay Area water transit system?

It will be a focused regional agency dedicated to safe, cost effective and environmentally responsible water transit.
It will continue to invest in clean-marine technology, advanced vessel design, systems planning, safety and disaster response planning, ridership forecasting, terminal design and developing good connections with landside transit.
It will be a resource to cities and private businesses in developing water transit oriented developments.
Pier 9, Suite 111
San Francisco, CA 94111
Ernest Sanchez
U.S. Army – Alameda Career Center

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The U.S. Army, a key component of the U.S. Armed Forces, is made up of the best-trained, most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world — protecting America’s freedoms at home and abroad, securing our homeland, and defending democracy worldwide.

A Soldier in the U.S. Army is the embodiment of physical strength, emotional strength and strength of purpose. As a Soldier, you will be prepared to serve our country whenever and wherever you are needed, combat-ready at all times, trained to counter any threat, anywhere.
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Alameda, California 94501
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