ALAMEDA FIRE DEPARTMENT
Information Bulletin: 1884
Date: May 31, 2011
Remove After: August 1, 2011
To: All Members
From: Interim Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi
Re: Operational Status Change for Surface Water Rescue Swimmers
Members will only enter the water for surface water rescues at the discretion of the
Incident Commander after consultation with on-scene crews. Personnel safety will
be the most critical factor in assessing these situations.
We have been funded to re-certify instructors and train new swimmers. Refresher
land-based training and rescue swimmer training is being scheduled in the near
Equipment and policy are being evaluated and will be updated as necessary.
If a water incident occurs, incident commanders are reminded to contact dispatch for
appropriate resources such as Coast Guard, Alameda County Fire or Oakland Fire.
Interim Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi