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Joanne Hayes-White

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

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Fire Chief Declared Deadbeat Divorcee

Another high-ranking San Francisco official looks to be in hot water as a judge has ordered the city to start garnering more than $3,000 a month from the paycheck of Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

05/16/2012

Former member of the San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice looks on against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jerry Rice Leads SF Rally To Promote Quake Preparedness

San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice helped transform Union Square into an earthquake preparedness zone Friday.

03/02/2012

(L-R) Lt. Vincent Perez, Anthony Valerio (SFFD)

SFFD Releases Report On Blaze That Killed 2 Firefighters

nvestigators reviewing last year’s house fire in Diamond Heights that killed two San Francisco firefighters issued a set of safety recommendations aimed at preventing a similar tragedy in the future.

02/10/2012

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