Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday presented San Francisco firefighter William Mulkeen with the Medal of Valor for his heroics on Jan. 1, 2011, saving an elderly couple from a fire in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood.
A firefighter was injured in a blaze that destroyed a vacant home in the Oakland hills early Monday morning, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.
Skyrocketing pension costs and slumping property tax revenues could send Contra Costa County firefighters to the ballot box to help keep their stations open.
Firefighters in Eastern Contra Costa County are expressing concern about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Specifically, they fear the closure of a number of the area’s fire stations on Sunday leaves the community particularly vulnerable during a dangerous time.
Two houses were damaged in a fire in Fremont early Monday morning. The cause is still under investigation.
A firefighter was injured in an apartment fire in West San Jose that displaced nearly 20 residents from their homes Thursday morning, according to San Jose fire officials.
A two-alarm fire caused about $200,000 in damage to a market near Richmond High School early Monday morning.
It was instant karma for Vacaville firefighter Louis Jones when he responded Thursday morning to a medical call at a mobile home on Sunset Drive in Vacaville.
Arson investigators have been dispatched to the scene of a fatal fire in Oakland Sunday morning, a fire department dispatcher said.
Prosecutors Thursday discussed the case against a man accused of intentionally running down a Cal Fire firefighter in San Francisco early Thanksgiving morning.