Santa Rosa Interim Fire Chief Tapped To Fill Role PermanentlyThe city of Santa Rosa selected Interim Fire Chief Scott Westrope this week to fill the position permanently following a nationwide search.
New San Francisco Fire Chief Adds Latest Chapter To City's LGBTQ 'Herstory'The New York native is a 25-year veteran of the San Francisco Fire Department, first openly LGBTQ head of the department, and is only the second woman to hold the position of Chief.
Oakland Fire Chief Retires Amid Ghost Ship InvestigationOakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach-Reed, who has been under fire since the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire in December, has announced that she will retire in May.
Fire Danger: Chief Says Current Station Can't Handle Menlo Park DevelopmentMenlo Park firefighters say a plan to build more than 4,000 homes in the Bell Haven neighborhood is unsafe.
Hayward Fire Chief Suspended For Drinking While On CallThe Hayward fire chief was suspended but allowed to continue with his job after a number of behavioral issues that include drinking while on call.
San Francisco Fire Commission Meets Behind Closed Doors To Discuss Embattled Chief’s Job Performance 150 firefighters gave the San Francisco Fire Chief a vote of no-confidence regarding her job performance in a closed-door meeting Thursday night.
San Francisco Fire Chief Has No Plans To Step Down Despite Calls For ResignationSan Francisco's fire chief spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the recent calls for her resignation by a coalition of rank and file organizations and said she has no plans to step down.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Firefighters Want Chief Joanne Hayes-White ReplacedOrganizations representing rank-and-file firefighters in San Francisco are calling on the Mayor Ed Lee to replace Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and get some new ideas in the department to deal with a crisis in public safety.
Emergency Alert For Palo Alto Firefighter Pancake Breakfast Draws ComplaintsPalo Alto’s top firefighter was defending his department’s use of the county emergency alert system last weekend, to inform residents of a charity pancake breakfast.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Fire Chief Declared Deadbeat DivorceeAnother 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.
Oakland Police Interim Chief Jordan Staying Put; New Fire Chief NamedOakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.
San Francisco Firefighter Remains Critical; Fallen Colleague MournedA San Francisco firefighter is struggling for his life on a ventilator at San Francisco General Hospital after battling a near fatal blaze that claimed one of his colleagues.
Phil Matier: Politics Always Plays Role In Picking SFPD ChiefPolitics and policing played a role in San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s decision to elevate San Francisco Police Department veteran Greg Suhr from captain of the Bayview precinct to police chief, according to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier.
Santa Clara Fire Chief Draws Salary And Pension The pending departure of Santa Clara County’s fire chief is sparking some controversy, as critics accuse the chief of “double-dipping,” as he goes into retirement.