Oakland's Fire boxes have told a history of the development of Fire services on the West coast. This site is Dedicated to the preservation of the history and honor of those who responded, dispatched and maintained the System. Through time, the following Oakland staff members gave their recollections to help pass on the history.
Buzz Yochum - Electrical Foreman
Richard Pittman - Electrical C & M Superintendent
Bob McGue - Assistant Fire Chief
John Benn - Chief Fire Alarm Operator
Don Phillips - Cable splicer
Bill Rodgers - Cable Splicer
Jeff Scott - Electrician
Jim Krugh - Electrician/ Fire Alarm Operator
Jim Mahoney- Electrical Supervisor/ Fire Alarm Operator
Art Pasch - Electical Supervisor/ Fire Alarm Operator
Gordon DeFord - Electo-Mechanical Supervisor
James Asher- Painter
Oakland First Manufactured Box 1911
I am always in need of parts to help Restore Oakland Police and Fire Boxes. Hinges, Doors, Locks, Code wheels, Porcelain Number plates and any Oakland part.