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Belmont - San Carlos Fire Department engine. (CBS)

San Carlos To Vote On Outsourcing Fire Department

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/25/2011


San Carlos Looks For Cheaper Ways To Fight Fires

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.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Officers Again Plagued By Radio Glitch

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

Kenneth Waldvogel (Santa Clara County Fire Department)

Santa Clara Fire Chief Draws Salary And Pension

The pending departure of Santa Clara County’s fire chief is sparking some controversy, as critics accuse the chief of “double-dipping,” as he goes into retirement.



San Francisco Fire Department Adds New Twist To Holiday Toy Drive

The San Francisco Fire Department has asked the community to dig a bit deeper this holiday season. In addition to its annual toy drive, firefighters put a call out for donations of toiletries for the homeless.


Firefighter Graphic

San Francisco Presidio Fire Department Closes Amid Safety Concerns

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area decided some time ago to contract out its fire services. That decision would become reality Wednesday, when the Presidio Fire Department was slated to close.


New Controversy in SJ Labor Dispute

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) _ San Jose firefighters have released an audiotape that they claim shows city officials knew they were putting public safety at risk when they voted to eliminate five fire companies.


No Definitive Cause in S.J. School Fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS)- Fire investigators in San Jose have wrapped up their initial probe into this week’s blaze at Trace Elementary School, but have yet to determine the definitive cause.


Ham Radio Helps Palo Alto Fire Dept.

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KCBS)- Ham radio operators in Palo Alto will be busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.




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