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Joint training with the @uscg, @sfpdofficial, @oaklandpoliceca, and Oakland Fire. The Oakland Fire Department’s water rescue team consists of firefighters who are trained as rescue swimmers, rescue boat operators, and inflatable boat specialists. Oakland Fire’s water rescue team have been deployed to rescues throughout San Francisco Bay and even the open water past the Golden Gate Bridge. #firefighter #waterrescue #rescueswimmer @golden_gate_bridge ... See MoreSee Less

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Glad to hear it's still operational. Wishing dive team was still up and running!

Awesome👏👏👏👏👏

Looks like so much fun!!!! 😎

Great to see it still flourishing. Much credit to JP for his tireless efforts to make this a reality.

Looks very interesting!

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Oakland Firefighters Local 55

The shift calendars that hang in every #Oakland firehouse, and are issued to every member of #local55 not only have who is working what day-but MOST importantly-a Maltese cross marks the day that an Oakland #firefighter made the #supremesacrifice

Today is one of those days. January 10, 1999 Firefighter Tracy Toomey was killed while operating at the “Back on Broadway” fire in the 3000blk of Broadway. We miss you Tracy.
#wewillneverforget
#youroaklandfirefighters @ Oakland, California
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The shift calendars that hang in every #Oakland firehouse, and are issued to every member of #local55 not only have who is working what day-but MOST importantly-a Maltese cross marks the day that an Oakland #firefighter made the #supremesacrifice 

Today is one of those days. January 10, 1999 Firefighter Tracy Toomey was killed while operating at the “Back on Broadway” fire in the 3000blk of Broadway. We miss you Tracy. 
#wewillneverforget 
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GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN...THANK YOU "OFD" XXOO'S

What a beautiful tribute. I can't believe it's been 21 years. I was at my boss's house in Ajijic Mexico when I heard a firefighter had been killed. I couldn't believe it the next day when I learned that it was Tracy, the only Oakland firefighter I knew. Love you Renee Toomey!

Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Shannon. I remember this day well❤️

And God bless Renee, Tracy’s wife ❤️🚒

Beautiful tribute to Tracy.

What a beautiful tribute to Tracy. We all miss him 😢

Being a retired Oakland Police officer I remember being at the scene of the fire

Wonderful tribute to Tracy🚒

Such an awesome remembrance! 😍

Lovely remembrance, Renee

Awesome

I remember

RIP Mr. Toomey 💙💙💙

Hugs to you

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Holiday Lighting Competition - 2019

Winners announced!

Single House - Station 16
Double House - Station 8

The winning firehouse will receive a plaque to display, a gift card donated by Local 55, along with 365 days of bragging rights.

Thank you to all Stations that participated. While your Station may not have won a prize this year, your community did win by experiencing your holiday spirit.
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I love this!! What a great way to light up the city. Way to go, OFD!

Congratulations to the winning houses! But honestly, they all look GREAT!

They look good. Nice holiday spirit

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

Oakland firefighters, IAFF Local 55 is a charter member of the International Association of Firefighters, the international labor union for the more than 300,000 firefighters across the US and Canada. Local 55 was amongst the first 100 firefighter’s unions that founded the IAFF on February 28, 1918, and Local 55 is the only charter member in the IAFF’s 10th district. Oakland Firefighters Local 55 protects the wages, benefits, and working conditions of it’s proud members and is an integral part of the Oakland community. Since the founding of the Local 55 Charity Fund, we have donated over 1 million dollars to charities in and around Oakland. Your Oakland Firefighters partner with schools, houses of worship, corporate, community based, charitable and philanthropic organizations to improve the Town wherever possible. We are proud to be #youroaklandfirefighters