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A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

Staffing Shortage In SF Fire Dept. Leads To 6-Figure Overtime Paychecks For Some

Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts.

04/25/2013

A pager of the type worn by a Berkeley firefighter when he was shot. (CBS)

Berkeley Firefighter Escapes Injury In Shooting After Bullet Hits Pager

The Berkeley Fire department is crediting a pager device with saving the life of a firefighter who was shot while responding to a medical call Monday morning.

04/15/2013

Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers act as police officers and firefighters. (Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers Association)

Cash-Strapped Cities Look To Sunnyvale For Cost-Saving Public Safety Model

The city of Sunnyvale’s unique cross-training program – where police, emergency medical personnel and firefighters are trained to perform many of the duties of their colleagues – may soon become a blueprint for towns across the country.

01/02/2013

San Jose Firefighters.  (CBS)

Ammunition Burns In 2-Alarm San Jose Fire; 2 Hurt

A South San Jose husband and wife were injured and displaced Friday morning when a two-alarm house fire destroyed their home, fire officials said.

10/12/2012

Union City Firefighters. (CBS)

Firefighter Hurt Battling Union City 4-Alarm Strip-Mall Fire

The roof of a strip mall collapsed prior to the containment of a four-alarm fire early Wednesday morning in Union City, according to an Alameda County fire official.

10/10/2012

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Police Officer, 3 Others Hurt In South San Francisco Fire

A police officer and three others were taken to a hospital late Monday night after suffering smoke inhalation during a two-alarm fire at a South San Francisco duplex, authorities said.

09/25/2012

San Leandro firefighters at a taqueria fire.

Firefighter Hurt In San Leandro Taqueria Fire

One firefighter was injured in a second-alarm fire at a taqueria in downtown San Leandro early Tuesday morning, according to an Alameda County fire chief.

09/18/2012

Charles Dowd

Family Searching For Former SF Firefighter After Disappearance On Amtrak

Five days after Charles Dowd, a 69-year-old San Mateo man, went missing from an Amtrak train headed from the Bay Area to Chicago, family members continue to be hopeful that he will be found safe.

09/17/2012

William Mulkeen is interviewed after being awarded the Medal of Valor (CBS)

Gov. Brown Honors San Francisco Firefighter With Medal Of Valor

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.

09/14/2012

A firefighter puts out hotspots on the roof of a home damaged by fire in the Oakland Hills, August 20, 2012. (CBS)

Firefighter Hurt In Oakland Hills House Fire

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.

08/20/2012

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