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Chief's Message

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I lead the men and women of the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD). It is the ACFD's goal to provide the highest level of service to each and every one of our communities. It is the diversity of our communities, along with the personnel of the ACFD that make this department a leader in the fire service.

As Fire Chief, I will continue to embody the core values and collaborative culture that have built an organization dedicated to superior service and excellence in all that we do. I am committed to our members, fostering our partnership with labor, and collaborating with our contract agencies, because it ultimately benefits all of our customers.

The crucial initiatives that ACFD is working to address are:

  • Building upon the collaborative relationships between labor, management and our stakeholders in challenging times.
  • Developing reasonable fiscal strategies that ensure the organization's sustainability while providing seamless services to our communities.
  • Development of a plan which allows for the timely improvement and replacement of capital assets and infrastructure.
  • Improved service delivery through enhanced coordination among fire and emergency service agencies within the region.
  • Enhanced community outreach efforts that prepare citizens to deal with common emergencies; as well as, disasters.
  • Ensure a well-trained, respectful and professional workforce with a high degree of competency.
  • Maintaining a state of operational readiness that ensures adequate staffing and equipment to meet the needs of our communities.

I appreciate this incredible opportunity. It is a great honor to lead the men and women of the ACFD as their Fire Chief.

David A. Rocha
Fire Chief
Alameda County Fire Department

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