Alameda County Fire Department

Population
394,000
Employees
400
Job Classifications
54
Email
megan.odonoghue@acgov.org
Phone
(925) 833-3473, ext. 1130

Job Openings

THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (ACFD) provides all-risk emergency services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County (excluding Fairview), the cities of San Leandro, Dublin, Newark, Union City and Emeryville, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. With 29 fire stations and 35 companies serving a population of 394,000, the ACFD serves densely populated urban areas, waterways, industrialized centers, extensive urban interface, agricultural and wildland regions. Over 400 personnel and 100 Reserve Firefighters provide a wide variety of services to an ever expanding, dynamic and diverse community of roughly 508 square miles. These services include:

 

Advanced Life Support

Fire Suppression

Hazardous Materials Response

Urban Search & Rescue

Water Rescue

Community Outreach & Education

Disaster Preparedness

Fire Prevention and Code Compliance

Regional Dispatch Center

 

The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) was formed on July 1, 1993 as a dependent special district with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors as its governing body. This consolidation brought together into a single jurisdiction the Castro Valley Fire Department, Eden Consolidated Fire Protection District and County Fire Patrol. Subsequently, the following communities have contracted with the ACFD:

 

July 1, 1995 City of San Leandro

July 1, 1997 City of Dublin

August 1, 2002 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

October 1, 2007 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

May 1, 2010 City of Newark

July 1, 2010 City of Union City

July 1, 2012 City of Emeryville

 

On January 20, 2008, the ACFD became responsible for the administration and operation of the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center (ACRECC). The dispatch center provides dispatch and regional communication center services for the ACFD, the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Camp Parks Combat Support Training Center, and the cities of Alameda, Fremont, Livermore and Pleasanton. ACRECC is also the Dispatch/System Status Management Center for Paramedics Plus ambulance service.