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San Francisco Emergency Sirens Taken Offline After Overnight False Alarms

Emergency sirens were switched back online Sunday while authorities work to determine the cause of activations that were accidentally sounded late Saturday and early Sunday morning, according to the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.

11/09/2014

San Francisco's BART Embarcadero station was closed due to a medical emergency Wednesday. (Courtesy: Nicole Jones)

San Francisco Embarcadero BART Station Reopens After Person Reportedly Hit By Train

All service in and out of San Francisco’s Embarcadero BART station was shut down after a person was reportedly hit by a Richmond-bound train Wednesday afternoon.

10/22/2014

(CBS SF)

Fleet Week Kicks Off With Landing Of Osprey Aircraft For Earthquake Preparedness

The U.S. Marines kicked off Fleet Week on Monday with a landing of an Osprey aircraft.

10/06/2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senators Boxer, Feinstein Urge Ebola Preparedness At State Hospitals

California’s two senators are asking trade groups representing the state’s hospitals to make sure their members have protocols in place should a patient with Ebola walk through their doors.

10/03/2014

(Madera County Sheriff)

Hundreds Flee Wildfires Near Sierra Nevada Foothills, Over 400 Homes Threatened

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.

09/15/2014

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Phil Matier: San Francisco Uses Private Ambulances Amid Major Shortages

Inundated with calls and facing over one hour response times, San Francisco officials had to turn to private ambulances to help cover the city during the Saturday night of the recent Labor Day weekend.

09/08/2014

(CBS)

4 Arrested In Shooting Near Powell BART; Victim Remains In Critical Condition

Four suspects were arrested in connection with a shooting that critically injured a man near the Powell BART station in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday night.

08/27/2014

(USGS)

Emergency Responders Learn Lessons From Napa Earthquake

Emergency response agencies across the Bay Area are looking at disaster systems and protocols in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in the North Bay and the lessons they can learn from it.

08/25/2014

Debris sits on the ground in front of a damaged building following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Red Cross Sets Up Emergency Shelters In Napa, Vallejo For Quake-Displaced Residents

Napa city officials said there is “relative calm” in the community following a magnitude 6 earthquake that struck near American Canyon early Sunday morning.

08/24/2014

(KPIX)

VIDEO: Strong Earthquake Rocks Napa, San Francisco Bay Area

Video is pouring in from the strong 6.0 quake that rocked the Bay Area early Sunday morning, injuring nearly 100 people, destroying multiple historic buildings, and plunging thousands into darkness.

08/24/2014

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