First responders

Asiana Flight 214 Plane Crash

First Responders Describe Harrowing Scene At SFO Plane Crash

San Francisco firefighters said they encountered smoke, leaking jet fuel and passengers coming down on chutes when they arrived at the Asiana airlines crash scene.


Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

Elected Officials Praise First Responders At SFO Crash

Elected officials praised the first responders in Saturday morning’s crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at SFO.


49ers new stadium

Santa Clara Stadium Security To Benefit From New Hi-Tech Police Communications

Santa Clara police will soon be armed with the latest communication technology in the law enforcement field. It is expected to prove especially helpful when they patrol the new 49ers stadium, because it will allow officers to coordinate efforts with other emergency responders during an incident.


Police Sirens

Danville Joins Network Linking East Bay First Responders

Emergency responders in Danville can now communicate nearly instantaneously with more than 40 other public agencies throughout the Bay Area during emergencies.


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.


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.


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.


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 | CBS San Francisco–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 | CBS San Francisco–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.