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Slow Response Times Put San Jose Fire Department In Hot Seat

The San Jose Fire Department is in the hot seat over its failure to meet required response times and a breach of contract could be declared as soon as Tuesday.

02/04/2014

Firefighters at the scene of a fire on the 2500 block of Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, January 10, 2013. (CBS)

Berkeley Fire Crews Put Down 3-Alarm Blaze

Crews have controlled a three-alarm fire in downtown Berkeley Friday afternoon, fire officials said.

01/10/2014

Ye Meng Yuan (left) and Wang Lin Jia were killed when Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Documents Reveal Asiana Crash Victim Was Run Over Twice

Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident’s chaotic aftermath.

12/11/2013

SFFD Crews on the roof of a burning building Monday. (CBS)

Firefighters Knock Down 3-Alarm Blaze In San Francisco’s Mission District

San Francisco firefighters were at the scene of a three-alarm residential fire that burned near St. Luke’s Hospital Monday afternoon, a fire department employee said.

10/28/2013

Palo Alto's fire department used an emergency alert system to inform residents of a pancake breakfast.  (CBS)

Emergency Alert For Palo Alto Firefighter Pancake Breakfast Draws Complaints

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.

10/16/2013

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

San Jose Councilman’s Proposed Firefighter Hiring Freeze Angers Fire Chief

A proposal by a San Jose city councilman to freeze firefighter hiring until the firefighter union accepts a reduced pension benefit has sent shock waves though the fire department and drawn the ire of its outgoing chief.

06/25/2013

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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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