First Responder

A San Francisco Police cruiser. (CBS)

San Francisco’s New $3.4 Million Emergency Dispatch System Dealing With Glitches

First responders in San Francisco are dealing with a crucial communications breakdown. KPIX 5 has learned the city’s brand new emergency dispatch system is full of glitches.

05/12/2014

San Jose Fire Department truck

SJFD Says Greener Fire Station Design Hampers San Jose Response Times

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The sleek, new eco-friendly design of updated San Jose fire stations is making it more challenging for crews to meet their response time goals, according to fire officials. “They’re built […]

03/18/2014

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

An individual's health information is stored in a database accessible by the QR code attached to their cell phone. (CBS)

Marin Residents Testing Program Connecting First Responders To Patient Information

People who live in Marin County will be the first to test out a new program that would help connect first responders to a patient’s vital information during an emergency.

05/20/2012

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