The San Francisco Fire Department has lost a $7.8 million federal grant for the first new fireboat in 50 years because it didn’t spend the money in time.
San Francisco’s female firefighters, exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job, are disproportionately diagnosed for breast cancer. Now, the city is hoping to conduct the first study in the nation to find out why.
Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire that burned in an apartment building in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood Sunday morning.
A small electrical fire that started in the basement at San Francisco City Hall was quickly put out Tuesday night causing minor damage and no injuries, fire officials said.
An apparent suicide in a North Beach home has led to the evacuation of residents from the area after emergency responders encountered hazardous chemicals at the scene.
The body of Charles “Charlie” Dowd, 69, was spotted by a railway worker in Haigler, Neb., an area between Fort Morgan, Colo. and McCook, Neb., according to a statement by family members.
The family of a retired California firefighter who disappeared from an Amtrak train said it now appears that he may have fallen from the train somewhere in eastern Colorado or western Nebraska.
It’s no secret that hybrid and electric vehicles have caught on in the Bay Area. But, the eco-friendly auto trend appears to be presenting some challenges for first responders called to the scene of roadside emergencies and accidents.
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.
Three people were taken to a hospital for evaluation Monday morning after a one-alarm fire filled a San Francisco apartment building with smoke, a fire department spokeswoman said.