Fire Chief

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Fire Commission Meets Behind Closed Doors To Discuss Embattled Chief’s Job Performance

150 firefighters gave the San Francisco Fire Chief a vote of no-confidence regarding her job performance in a closed-door meeting Thursday night.

10/10/2014

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Fire Chief Has No Plans To Step Down Despite Calls For Resignation

San Francisco’s fire chief spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the recent calls for her resignation by a coalition of rank and file organizations and said she has no plans to step down.

10/02/2014

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Firefighters Want Chief Joanne Hayes-White Replaced

Organizations representing rank-and-file firefighters in San Francisco are calling on the Mayor Ed Lee to replace Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and get some new ideas in the department to deal with a crisis in public safety.

09/23/2014

Palo Alto's fire department used an emergency alert system to inform residents of a pancake breakfast.  (CBS)

Emergency Alert For Palo Alto Firefighter Pancake Breakfast Draws Complaints

Palo Alto’s top firefighter was defending his department’s use of the county emergency alert system last weekend, to inform residents of a charity pancake breakfast.

10/16/2013

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Fire Chief Declared Deadbeat Divorcee

Another high-ranking San Francisco official looks to be in hot water as a judge has ordered the city to start garnering more than $3,000 a month from the paycheck of Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

05/16/2012

Howard Jordan, Oakland Police

Oakland Police Interim Chief Jordan Staying Put; New Fire Chief Named

Oakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.

02/01/2012

Rescuers attend to injured firefighters at the Diamond Heights fire scene. (Susan Bertson)

San Francisco Firefighter Remains Critical; Fallen Colleague Mourned

A San Francisco firefighter is struggling for his life on a ventilator at San Francisco General Hospital after battling a near fatal blaze that claimed one of his colleagues.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/03/2011

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (SFPD)

Phil Matier: Politics Always Plays Role In Picking SFPD Chief

Politics and policing played a role in San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to elevate San Francisco Police Department veteran Greg Suhr from captain of the Bayview precinct to police chief, according to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/29/2011

Kenneth Waldvogel (Santa Clara County Fire Department)

Santa Clara Fire Chief Draws Salary And Pension

The pending departure of Santa Clara County’s fire chief is sparking some controversy, as critics accuse the chief of “double-dipping,” as he goes into retirement.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/28/2010

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