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San Jose Fire Department Hiring 27 Firefighters With $8.6M Federal Grant

The San Jose Fire Department has obtained an $8.6 million federal grant, and with it fire officials plan to hire 27 new firefighters.

07/13/2012

A three-alarm fire tears through a warehouse on Oakland's Auto Row.

Oakland To Start Rotating Fire Station Closures

The plan calls for two Oakland fire companies to be browned out in three day rotations.

07/03/2012

An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

East CoCo County Approves 3 Fire Station Closures, Layoffs

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.

06/13/2012

Raymond Zack drowned 50 feet offshore at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda on May 30, 2011 as firefighters and police watched.

Alameda Gets New Rescue Boat Following Controversial Response To Drowning

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.

10/12/2011

Raymond Zack drowned 50 feet offshore at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda on May 30, 2011 as firefighters and police watched.

Report Criticizes City Of Alameda In Drowning Death Of Suicidal Man

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.

09/30/2011

SJFD

Crews Battle Grass Fire In Hills Above San Jose

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.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

Flames erupt from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in San Jose (CBS)

Investigators Rule Out Arson In SJSU Frat House Fire

Fire investigators ruled out arson as the cause of a blaze that destroyed a fraternity house near San Jose State University on Tuesday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/22/2011

Flames erupt from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in San Jose (CBS)

5-Alarm Fire Guts San Jose Fraternity House

A five-alarm fire destroyed a fraternity house near San Jose State University early Tuesday morning, displacing 28 people.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

(CBS)

Alameda Residents ‘Wade-Out’ In Bay To Protest Suicide Response

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/12/2011

Bay Bridge

CHP, Fire Department Rescue Man Threatening To Jump Off Ledge Of Bay Bridge

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.

CBS San Francisco–06/11/2011

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