The Hayward fire chief was suspended but allowed to continue with his job after a number of behavioral issues that include drinking while on call.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.
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.
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.
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.