Fire Services & Prevention
Serving Alameda County
Fire protection services are provided under contract with the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD). In all, the department serves approximately 508 square miles and a daytime population of 517,000 people. ACFD also includes three specialized response teams, which include:
- Hazardous Materials Unit
- Urban Search and Rescue Unit
- Water Rescue Team Unit
In addition to fire suppression, the Alameda County Fire Department provides, under contract, first-responder/paramedic services on all engine companies and all necessary fire and emergency medical support services.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:
In order to stop the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Alameda County, along with five other Bay Area counties, have issued “shelter in place” orders, beginning at midnight, March 17, and lasting until further notice. All residents are directed to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible. Non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned, along with non-essential travel.
e Prevention Bureau
The Dublin Fire Prevention Bureau performs plan reviews and inspections of new construction. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the Dublin Fire Prevention Bureau reviews all building plans to ensure that the plans comply with all applicable fire codes and regulations.
Ensuring Code Compliance
Fire prevention inspectors conduct periodic inspections of facilities to ensure that business operations are conducted in a safe manner and are consistent with the conditions of approval. The Fire Prevention Bureau also issues permits and conducts inspections for special events such as festivals, events with tents or canopies, and fireworks booths. These services are provided under contract with Alameda County Fire Department, and is located at the Dublin Civic Center.