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.
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.
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.
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.
Firefighters on a training exercise made a grim discovery in San Francisco at Lake Merced, Saturday afternoon.
A 12-year-old girl made a special delivery of stuffed animals to San Francisco’s fire department on Tuesday as part of her “We Care Bears Project”, a non-profit that comforts kids in emergency situations.
Two power poles came down on two different mobile homes in South San Jose Monday morning. In addition, a transformer damaged a third mobile home, but everyone escaped injury according to the fire department.
The San Francisco Fire Department pulled two people from the San Francisco Bay Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman.
Crucifix, Virgin Mary Statue Unscathed In Fire That Destroyed 100-Year-Old San Jose Church; Parishioners Call It A Miracle
A nearly century-old church in San Jose was destroyed by fire Sunday, but parishioners found reason to rejoice Monday when they discovered the Lady of Guadalupe and the crucifix had survived the blaze.
Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.