Oakland Fire and Police Call Boxes

Oakland Fire and Police Call Boxes

Oakland Fire and Police Call Boxes Oakland Fire and Police Call Boxes


This site is dedicated to helping to preserve the History of the Oakland, California  Fire Alarm and Police Call Box system. The information on this site is to help you understand the system, help with restoration projects and bring interest in the system and the men and women who built it. Your help in contributing information, photos and corrections is appreciated.



Restoration & Repairs

Do you have an Oakland Police or Firebox in need of Restoration? If you are a current or retired  member of the Oakland Police or Fire Department, your restoration work can be obtained at no cost. Contact me for more information


Looking to Sell, Swap or donate an Oakland Box?

I can link you with individual and organizations that are interested in the Oakland Boxes.There is no cost and these are individuals and organizations that have gain my trust through the years.



Have an Oakland Fire or Police Call Box?


Have a Oakland firebox and want to know where it was originally located? Email me the box number and I will let you know where it was originally located.




Oakland Firebox 5516

Send me your photo of this box

About Us

Bob Glaze

 Bob Glaze was with the City of Oakland for 40 years and retired as the City's CIO & Director of Information Technology in December 2009. Bob was the last City Cable Splicer and was directly responsible for the Police and Fire box systems until each were retired 

You think that your Fire or Police box is beyond repair. The above pictures show some of the receint projects. Let me know how I can help you.