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Fire protection services are provided under contract with the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD). The City of Newark has approximately 44,000 residents in a 13 square mile area. This is a fraction of the total coverage of Alameda County Fire Department which serves approximately 506 square miles with a daytime population of 384,000 people.

ACFD also includes three specialized response teams, which include the:

  • Hazardous Materials Unit
  • Urban Search and Rescue Unit
  • Water Rescue Team Unit

ACFD Mission Statement

We will provide the highest level of service to our communities by valuing our members, promoting positive leadership, and dedicating ourselves to excellence.

ACFD Core Values

Members: We promote an atmosphere of trust and respect that encourages individual growth, participation, creativity and acknowledges the achievements of our members.

Organization: We support an organization built on a foundation of initiative, collaboration and commitment to efficiency, consistency and results, while attaining the goals of the organization.

Customer Service: We are dedicated to providing superior customer service.

Strategic Management: We plan for change and develop management strategies to meet the challenges of our future.

Regional Cooperation: We promote, encourage and participate in partnerships that provide all communities with the highest level of service.