Fire department

Black smoke billows our of an Ingleside residence in San Francisco. (Jose Delacruz Quintanilla/Instagram)

Fire Tears Through Home In San Francisco Ingleside District

San Francisco firefighters were looking for two people reported possibly in a lower-rear unit in a residential fire at 1100 Plymouth Ave. in the city’s Ingleside neighborhood Monday morning.

06/29/2015

Frank Edward Mendez Jr., born June 10, 2015 at the junction of Interstate 380 and U.S. Highway 101 in South San Francisco. (Family photo)

Baby Can’t Wait; South San Francisco Mother Gives Birth Inside Ambulance On Way To Hospital

A South San Francisco fire captain went above and beyond the call of duty by delivering a baby while inside an ambulance on the way to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

06/10/2015

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White speaks during a news conference at San Francisco International Airport.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Fire Chief Contemplating Top Firefighter Job In London

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says she is considering applying for the top job in London.

04/29/2015

Mission District Fire

Massive Mission District Fire That Killed 1 Person May Have Been Electrical

The San Francisco Fire Department has determined that a major apartment fire in San Francisco’s Mission District in January that claimed the life of one man was not intentionally set and may have been the result of an electrical fault

04/01/2015

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

SF Firefighter Files Harassment, Discrimination Claim Against Managers And Colleagues After Testing Positive For HIV

A San Francisco firefighter has filed a legal claim alleging that colleagues and managers harassed and discriminated against him after learning he had tested positive for HIV.

03/09/2015

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Berkeley Bans Use Of Drones By Police, But Authorizes Fire Department For Disaster Response

The Berkeley City Council has voted to impose a one-year moratorium on the use of drones by the city’s Police Department but authorized the fire department to use them for disaster response purposes.

02/25/2015

Mission District Fire

Investigators Look Into Reports Of Faulty Fire Alarms, Escape Ladders In Deadly SF Mission District Fire

San Francisco firefighters remain on the scene this morning of a four-alarm fire that killed one man and all but destroyed a Mission District building housing dozens of apartments and businesses Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

01/29/2015

Fire department crews at the scene of a gas leak on the 2100 block of Tully Road in San Jose, January 20, 2015. (CBS)

San Jose Construction Crew Hits Gas Line; Leak Forces Businesses To Evacuate

A dozen businesses in San Jose were evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of a gas leak caused when a construction crew hit a high-pressure gas line, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

01/20/2015

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?

22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.

01/20/2015

Firefighters remove a body from Lake Merced in San Francisco. (CBS)

Mystery Body Found Floating In San Francisco’s Lake Merced

Firefighters on a training exercise made a grim discovery in San Francisco at Lake Merced, Saturday afternoon.

01/10/2015

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