Welcome to the Alameda County Fire Department. The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) was formed on July 1, 1993 as a dependent special district with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors as its governing body. This consolidation brought together into a single jurisdiction the Castro Valley Fire Department, Eden Fire Department and County Fire Patrol (each a dependent special district under the Board of Supervisors).


Chipper Program

The Free community chipping program runs Saturdays, May 6 – June 10, 2023. This service is for residents in high fire areas aimed to reduce potential fire hazards by assisting with the *chipping of vegetation that exceeds green bin space but too small for commercial chipping providers. It is being offered in collaboration with CAL FIRE and their Fuel Management Teams and ACFD’s Reserve Firefighter Training and Education Program.

ACFD response areas and CAL FIRE state response areas are the program priorities, most of which are located in Alameda County unincorporated areas (excluding Fairview), and San Leandro. The purpose is to create defensible space around the home and access routes for first responders.

We will not enter private property; this is a curb side service. No work will be done during Red Flag days. *Chipped materials will not be hauled away.

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Saturdays, May 6 – June 10, 2023

The program has limited availability. To participate, please email For additional resources, visit

Chipper Location Dates:
May 6 – Sunol
May 13 – Castro Valley
May 20 – Union City
May 27 – San Leandro
June 3 – Castro Valley
June 10 – Sunol

Learn more on our Chipper page

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Standards of Coverage Review Documents

Volume I   Executive Summary (PDF)*
Volume II   Technical Report (PDF)*
Volume III   Map Atlas (PDF)*

Alameda County Fire Department
Administration Office

6363 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA 94568
Tel: 510-632-3473 or 925-833-3473
Fax: 925-875-9387

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