Fire department

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

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

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