Oakland Fire Department

The city of Oakland, California is protected 24/7, 365 by the 419 sworn professional firefighters of the Oakland Fire Department(OFD). The Oakland Fire Department was incorporated in 1869 and is the only fire and rescue agency in the city of Oakland and operates out of 25 Fire Stations, located throughout the city and the airport. In addition, the OFD operates a fire apparatus fleet of 24 Engines, 7 Trucks, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Fireboat, 1 Hazardous Materials Unit, 1 Portable Air Cascade Unit, 5 Airport CRASH Trucks, 1 Communications/Command Unit, and numerous other special, support, and reserve units in 3 Battalions. The Oakland Fire Department responds to, on average, approximately 60,000 emergency calls annually, with over 80% being emergency medical services calls. Additionally, there have been thirteen firefighters throughout the history of the OFD that have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Oakland Fire Department is also an accredited local fire academy.

Oakland Fire Department has also partnered with State Farm Insurance to replace fixed security bars on windows with models incorporating a release (lessening entrapment deaths in fires).

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