The San Jose Fire Department has obtained an $8.6 million federal grant, and with it fire officials plan to hire 27 new firefighters.
The plan calls for two Oakland fire companies to be browned out in three day rotations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fire investigators ruled out arson as the cause of a blaze that destroyed a fraternity house near San Jose State University on Tuesday.
A five-alarm fire destroyed a fraternity house near San Jose State University early Tuesday morning, displacing 28 people.
A group of Alameda residents remains puzzled as to why the city’s fire department didn’t help Raymond Zack, who drowned in the Bay on Memorial Day.
A man who had been standing on the ledge of the Bay Bridge for about two hours Saturday afternoon was taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol.