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East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Bay Area Provides Aid To East Coast In Aftermath Of Sandy

After superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening and continued to wreak havoc along the Eastern Seaboard from Virginia to Massachusetts, the Bay Area is responding to the natural disaster.

10/30/2012

Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo

Dozens Treated Following Hazardous Materials Leak At Vallejo Food Plant

Nearly 100 people who suffered nausea, dizziness and breathing problems from a carbon dioxide leak at a Vallejo food processing plant Friday afternoon were treated at Solano and Napa County hospitals.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/30/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJPD Chief Attends Broadband Safety Bill Signing In Washington

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.

02/21/2012

Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman took this photo inside Ground Zero following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. (CBS)

Menlo Park First Responders Recall 9/11 Aftermath

The Menlo Park Fire Search and Rescue Team spent two weeks at Ground Zero following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The team’s photos and videos from those days provide a different perspective on the tragedy.

KPIX 5–08/18/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

East Bay Officers Get Training To Deal With Mental Health Issues

The Oakland Police Department, in partnership with the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, hosted the first Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement officers this week. The first group of CIT trainees graduated on Thursday.

KPIX 5–07/28/2011

Image of collapsed building with New Zealand flag texture (AP)

New Zealand Quake Responders Trained In Bay Area

Many of the first responders to Monday’s deadly earthquake in New Zealand were actually trained in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/22/2011

Firefighters search rubble of collapsed World Trade Center towers after terrorist attacks, New York City (AP)

Peninsula Firefighters To Benefit From Fed. First Responder Act

After the holidays, the president is expected to sign a bill that covers the medical costs for first responders working at the World Trade Center site after the September 11th attack. This should be a big help for a Peninsula Fire Unit deployed to New York at the time.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/23/2010

(AP)

Bay Area Looks To Form Regional Emergency Network

Bay Area cities are looking at creating a regional public safety broadband network for first responders.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/14/2010

San Bruno gas pipeline blast

Contra Costa Officials Look At Pipeline Safety

The deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno has prompted Contra Costa County officials to get more information about the location of gas lines in the county.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/05/2010

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