A report commissioned by the City of Alameda points to a number of inadequacies in the City’s current emergency response system including lack of cross-training between police and fire, information gaps and a disjointed emergency response effort. The report, written by former state Fire Marshal Ruben Grijalva, goes on to make 14 recommendations for improvements to Alameda’s emergency response. The findings come after the Memorial Day drowning of a man off Crown Beach. The City reinstated the water rescue program following the incident and City Manager John Russo has pledged further changes.
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