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File photo of the screen of a blackberry phone featuring a page with the adress of the micro-blogging site Twitter website. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Launches Emergency Alerts For Phones

Alerts are available from the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and local groups. If users sign up to receive Twitter alerts from one of these groups, they will get a text message notification whenever the group sends a tweet marked as an alert.

09/25/2013

San Jose Fire Department truck

San Jose Fire Department Welcomes 33 New Recruits

The San Jose Fire Department welcomed 33 new recruits Friday, one of its largest recruitment classes ever.

10/27/2012

Contra Costa Fire District Receives Major Federal Grant

The financially-strapped Contra Costa Fire Protection District has received a major grant from a federal agency.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/10/2011