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2 weeks ago
Fremont Firefighters

Repost from @alamedafirefighters689

Alameda Firefighters Union President, Brandon Baley is now in a position where he needs help for his own health and well being!

Some of you may or may not know, but Brandon, is a father of two, an Alameda Fire Captain, and has been diagnosed with a rare kidney disease.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, (FSGS) affects the filters within your kidneys. When these filters are scarred, they are unable to filter your blood, which leads to kidney damage and failure.

Recent lab work has shown, his kidneys are only working at 8% filtration rate, which is now considered Stage 5 kidney failure. Reluctantly, his only option at this point, is to start Peritoneal dialysis, but ultimately, he needs a kidney transplant as soon as possible. He is scheduled for a procedure on January 4th, to have the catheter placed for dialysis. He is currently on the kidney transplant list, for a deceased donor, along with 100,000 plus people waiting as well. The wait time on that list, can be anywhere from five to eight years. His blood type is O positive, which makes transplant options a little more limited, as he can only receive a kidney from another O blood type.

So here is our big ask for a potential big give. A living donor kidney transplant is also an option for him, but he will of course need a donor. A kidney from a live donor is usually the best quality, functions quicker after surgery, and has greater longevity. This is by far the most difficult thing he’s had to come to terms with in having to ask for help. Kaiser and UCSF, have urged us to be very productive in trying to find a live donor.

Some basic information about kidney donation:

*You only need one kidney, to live a long healthy life.

*Most donor surgery is done laparoscopically.

*The recuperation period is usually fairly quick, generally two weeks

*It will save his life 🙂

If you would be willing to be a possible donor, the first step is filling out a donor application through UCSF. See attached link below.

Please Share in hopes we find a donor ASAP!!!!

UCSF donor link: DOB…. 11/30/85

www.ucdonor.org
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Alameda Firefighters Union President, Brandon Baley is now in a position where he needs help for his own health and well being! 

Some of you may or may not know, but Brandon, is a father of two, an Alameda Fire Captain, and has been diagnosed with a rare kidney disease.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, (FSGS) affects the filters within your kidneys. When these filters are scarred, they are unable to filter your blood, which leads to kidney damage and failure.

Recent lab work has shown, his kidneys are only working at 8% filtration rate, which is now considered Stage 5 kidney failure. Reluctantly, his only option at this point, is to start Peritoneal dialysis, but ultimately, he needs a kidney transplant as soon as possible. He is scheduled for a procedure on January 4th, to have the catheter placed for dialysis. He is currently on the kidney transplant list, for a deceased donor, along with 100,000 plus people waiting as well. The wait time on that list, can be anywhere from five to eight years. His blood type is O positive, which makes transplant options a little more limited, as he can only receive a kidney from another O blood type.

So here is our big ask for a potential big give. A living donor kidney transplant is also an option for him, but he will of course need a donor. A kidney from a live donor is usually the best quality, functions quicker after surgery, and has greater longevity. This is by far the most difficult thing he’s  had to come to terms with in having to ask for help. Kaiser and UCSF, have urged us to be very productive in trying to find a live donor.

Some basic information about kidney donation:

*You only need one kidney, to live a long healthy life.

*Most donor surgery is done laparoscopically.

*The recuperation period is usually fairly quick, generally two weeks

*It will save his life 🙂

 If you would be willing to be a possible donor, the first step is filling out a donor application through UCSF. See attached link below.

Please Share in hopes we find a donor ASAP!!!!

UCSF donor link:  DOB…. 11/30/85

http://www.ucdonor.orgImage attachmentImage attachment
3 weeks ago
Fremont Firefighters

Merry Christmas! We hope everyone had a safe and merry Christmas! Flashback to our annual toy drive two weeks ago. Thank you to all that donated, volunteered, and came out to support!
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1 month ago
Fremont Firefighters

Congratulations to Captain Mark Thomson on his retirement from @fremontfire after 27 years! We hope you have a healthy, safe and great retirement!
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Congratulations to Captain Mark Thomson on your retirement - thank you for your 27 years of dedication and service to our city - blessings this Christmas 🎄 and holiday to you and your family!

Congratulations Mark!

Congratulations Mark!!

Congratulations Mark! Enjoy the next chapter 😊

Congratulations Mark!

Congratulations Mark!!

Thank you for your service. It is greatly appreciated.

Congrats Mark.

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Way to go Mark, Congratulations

Congratulations Mark! Cheers!

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1 month ago
Fremont Firefighters

Come down to Target at Pacific Commons in Fremont for our annual Toy Drive!!! Today and tomorrow from 9-5.
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Come down to Target at Pacific Commons in Fremont for our annual Toy Drive!!! Today and tomorrow from 9-5.
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#unionpride #laborpride #servingfremont #alwaysready #fremontfirefighters #1689 #cpf #team10th #iaff #fremontcalifornia #fremontca #fremont #firefighting #firefighter #bayarea #california #alamedacounty #unionstrong #uniommade #unionfirefighter #bafn #bayareafirefighter #californiafirefighters
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2 months ago
Fremont Firefighters

Happy Veterans Day to all the many military service men and women. We appreciate all the sacrifices you have made for our country! Today is your day, but we support you 365!
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Happy Veterans Day to all the many military service men and women. We appreciate all the sacrifices you have made for our country! Today is your day, but we support you 365!
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Updates

In collaboration with the Fremont Fire Department, Fremont Firefighters assisted and worked at the COVID-19 testing facility. The testing site is at the Fremont Fire Department Training Center in Fremont: 7200 Stevenson Blvd. Hours: 10am-5pm 7-days a week.