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.
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.
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.
Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts.
More than 900 people taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by a Florida crime ring.
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.