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SF Fire Department Loses $7.8M Grant For New Fireboat Over Delays In Purchase

The San Francisco Fire Department has lost a $7.8 million federal grant for the first new fireboat in 50 years because it didn’t spend the money in time.

05/15/2013

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Benicia Fire Department Volunteer Arrested On Arson Charges

A volunteer with the Benicia Fire Department was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of arson and attempted arson in connection with three fires that took place Friday night, police said Sunday.

05/06/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

Staffing Shortage In SF Fire Dept. Leads To 6-Figure Overtime Paychecks For Some

Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts.

04/25/2013

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900 Patients Taken To Hospital By Berkeley Fire Dept. May Have Had ID Stolen

More than 900 people taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by a Florida crime ring.

11/30/2012

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San Jose Fire Department Hiring 27 Firefighters With $8.6M Federal Grant

The San Jose Fire Department has obtained an $8.6 million federal grant, and with it fire officials plan to hire 27 new firefighters.

07/13/2012

A three-alarm fire tears through a warehouse on Oakland's Auto Row.

Oakland To Start Rotating Fire Station Closures

The plan calls for two Oakland fire companies to be browned out in three day rotations.

07/03/2012

An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

East CoCo County Approves 3 Fire Station Closures, Layoffs

The East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.

06/13/2012

Raymond Zack drowned 50 feet offshore at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda on May 30, 2011 as firefighters and police watched.

Alameda Gets New Rescue Boat Following Controversial Response To Drowning

Alameda officials have bought a second rescue boat, as they try to improve the island city’s water rescue capabilities following the drowning of a suicidal man while authorities watched from the shore.

10/12/2011

Raymond Zack drowned 50 feet offshore at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda on May 30, 2011 as firefighters and police watched.

Report Criticizes City Of Alameda In Drowning Death Of Suicidal Man

An independent investigation into the drowning death of a suicidal man while Alameda police officers and firefighters stood by has found that the death was caused by a breakdown in communications and a lack of training.

09/30/2011

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Crews Battle Grass Fire In Hills Above San Jose

San Jose firefighters are responding to a two-acre grass fire in the foothills above the Santa Teresa Golf Club this morning, fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

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