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.
The San Carlos City Council is set to decide Monday night how it will provide fire and emergency services to the city once the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Protection District dissolves in October.
Six months after outsourcing its police services to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, the peninsula city of San Carlos has now set its sights on its fire services.
Problems that have plagued the Oakland Police Department’s radio communications system off and on this year struck again Thursday, preventing officers in the field from talking to one another or dispatchers for about two hours.