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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

12-year-old Jessica Carscadden started the We Care Bears Project, which collects stuffed animals for first responders to kids in emergency situations.
(photo credit: Anna Duckworth)

‘We Care Bears Project’ Comforts Kids With Stuffed Animals In Scary Situations

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.

12/30/2014

A power poll sticks through the roof of a carport in South San Jose (CBS)

2 Downed Power Poles, Transformer Damage 3 Mobile Homes In South San Jose

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.

12/15/2014

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2 Pulled From San Francisco Bay By Fire Department In Separate Incidents

The San Francisco Fire Department pulled two people from the San Francisco Bay Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman.

11/19/2014

A historic crucifix that survived a 4-alarm fire at Holy Cross Catholic Church in San Jose. (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

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.

11/17/2014

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