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Phil Matier: San Francisco Uses Private Ambulances Amid Major Shortages

Inundated with calls and facing over one hour response times, San Francisco officials had to turn to private ambulances to help cover the city during the Saturday night of the recent Labor Day weekend.

09/08/2014

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High-Ranking San Francisco Fire Official Demoted After Crash

A high level San Francisco fire department veteran has been demoted to his previous rank for allegedly leaving the scene of a minor car crash in Sonoma in his department-issued vehicle.

09/05/2014

Image from a firefighter's helmet cam shows Asiana Airlines Flight 214 burning following a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport, July 6, 2013. (San Francisco Fire Dept.)

Policy Banning San Francisco Firefighters From Wearing Helmet Cameras Under Review

Ever since footage emerged from a San Francisco firefighters’ helmet of a truck running over a Asiana Airlines crash victim in July 2013, firefighters on the department have been banned from wearing the cameras. That policy is now under review.

08/05/2014

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EX-SFPD Firefighter Peads Not Guilty To DUI Charges In On-Duty SoMa Crash

A former San Francisco firefighter pleaded not guilty this morning to DUI charges that came down from a grand jury indictment for a 2013 crash between his fire truck and a motorcycle.

05/08/2014

Crews search for wreckage of a small plane in San Pablo Bay, April 28, 2014. (CBS)

Richmond Fire Department Unveils Fireboat During Search For Downed Plane

The Richmond Fire Department has recently deployed a new asset in its firefighting arsenal – a fire boat.

04/29/2014

A fire truck stands in front of the closed international terminal at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013.  (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

SF Firefighters Raking In Overtime, Among Highest-Paid City Workers

Insider Phil Matier reports San Francisco firefighters are doing pretty well financially as overtime pay is making them some of the highest-paid city workers.

03/10/2014

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

2 Injured In San Jose House Fire, Crime Bars May Have Hindered Escape

Two people suffered serious burns in a fire at a home in San Jose early Friday morning, where crime bars on the windows and doors may have hindered their escape.

03/07/2014

Mario Enrique Cuestas (California Dept. of Justice)

San Jose Firefighter Accused Of Selling Meth, Sex Abuse Appears In Court

A 20-year veteran San Jose firefighter was arraigned Tuesday on three drug-related charges in Superior Court in San Jose after selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer at a restaurant last month, a prosecutor said.

02/19/2014

Mario Enrique Cuestas (California Dept. of Justice)

San Jose Fire Department Veteran Facing Child Sex, Drug Charges

A longtime member of the San Jose Fire Department was arrested at on the job Thursday for drug and sex crime charges.

02/14/2014

San Jose Fire Department truck

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

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