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Joanne Hayes-White

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

Fire at a construction site at 4th Street and China Basin in San Francisco on March 11, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants Narrower Streets For Pedestrian Safety, Fire Chief Slams Idea

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.

04/30/2014

A crowd gathers at Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco to mark the 108th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire on April 18, 2014. (CBS)

Over 100 Gather In SF To Commemorate 1906 Earthquake; 2 Living Survivors Absent

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.

04/18/2014

A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1906 Earthquake Survivor Marks 108th Birthday, Gets Visit From SFPD Chief

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.

01/24/2014

SFFD Helmet-Cam Images From Asiana 214 Crash

KCBS In Depth: SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White On Asiana Crash & More

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.

12/17/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

SFFD Chiefs Face Possible Suspension Over Alleged Firefighter DUI Crash

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.

11/26/2013

In this image from APTV, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 flight attendant and cabin manager, Lee Yoon- hye appears briefly before the media. (CBS)

Asiana Flight Attendant Lauded As ‘Hero’ In Dramatic Crash Evacuation

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.

07/08/2013

Mission District Bonfire

SF Officials Tour Mission District, Look To Avoid Super Bowl Violence

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.

01/30/2013

SFFD firefighters cut into the roof of a burning building on San Bruno Avenue. (CBS)

San Francisco Fire Chief Wants Meeting With PG&E Officials Over Fire

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.

06/15/2012

Firefighters Killed In San Francisco Blaze

Memorial Marks 1-Year Anniversary Of Fallen San Francisco Firefighters

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.

06/02/2012

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