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.
There’s only so much available room on San Francisco’s streets, and it seems to be shrinking daily. As a result, a turf war is brewing between those worried about pedestrian safety and those worried about fire safety.
Although no survivors were present, a crowd of about 150 people marked the 108th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 early Friday morning at Lotta’s fountain on Market Street.
San Francisco’s fire chief made a special lunch stop in Greenbrae Friday to visit one of the two known 1906 San Francisco earthquake survivors after he turned 108 years old earlier this week.
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White speaks about the rescue effort of Asiana Flight 214, which crash landed at SFO International Airport this past July and what kind of improvements are being discussed in her department.
Five San Francisco firefighters—including two assistant chiefs—await a decision on whether or not they’ll be suspended in connection with a traffic incident this past June in the SoMa area involving a ladder truck that left a motorcyclist seriously hurt.
San Francisco fire chief Joanne Hayes-White is praising Asiana Flight 214 cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye, apparently the last person to leave the burning plane after it crash landed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee toured the Mission District Wednesday in advance of Sunday’s Super Bowl where 49ers fans are expected to congregate as they did for the Giants playoff run last fall.
PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said the San Bruno Avenue fire presented a “unique situation.” In a normal situation crews can shutoff a building’s gas valve but in this case the valve was too close to the fire.
A memorial service was held in San Francisco’s Diamond Height’s neighborhood to mark the one-year anniversary of two firefighters killed in the line of duty.