Report: Water Blast Knocked SF Firefighter Over 3rd Story Railing In Fatal Training AccidentJason Cortez, a beloved San Francisco firefighter-paramedic who was killed during a training accident last week, was knocked over a third-floor railing by a water blast from a valve he had “inadvertently” opened, authorities said in a preliminary report released Sunday.
Update: San Francisco Paramedic Firefighter Fatally Injured In Fall During Training AccidentSan Francisco paramedic firefighter Jason Cortez was fatally injured Wednesday during a training accident at the department's Mission District training facility, department officials confirmed.
Benicia Firefighter Tests Positive For COVID-19A Benicia firefighter informed the city Wednesday that they tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus Update: San Jose Firehouse Coronavirus Outbreak Grows To 8 FirefightersA coronavirus outbreak among San Jose firefighters grew to eight confirmed cases Friday with 46 others who may have been exposed still being monitored, officials said.
UPDATE: 4 San Jose Firefighters Contract Coronavirus; Dozens Of Others Exposed, Restricted From WorkFour San Jose firefighters have been confirmed to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, with another several dozen fire department staffers now being restricted from work, a firefighters' union announced Thursday.
Alameda Firefighter Diagnosed With CoronavirusA firefighter from the city of Alameda has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is being treated in another county, a city official said Tuesday.
Flame-Extinguishing Product Not Gaining Traction In CaliforniaA Dutch company has come up with a way to potentially extinguish wildfires in record time. It's environmentally friendly, too, but the promising product is proving to be a tough sell in the U.S.
Contractor Dies In Accident At Scene Of Ranch FireA contractor doing repair work at the scene of the largest wildfire in California's recorded history has died in a vehicle accident.
Firefighter Dies Battling Ranch Fire In Lake CountyOfficials with Cal Fire confirmed Monday evening that a firefighter has died from injuries sustained while fighting the Ranch Fire in Lake County.
Mauled Alameda County Fire Chief Home From HospitalAn Alameda County fire battalion chief who was mauled by a pit bull and seriously injured while fighting a fire at a home in unincorporated San Leandro last Saturday has been released from the hospital, according to the firefighters union.
No Evidence Of Animal Cruelty At House Where Dog Bit Fire ChiefA preliminary investigation hasn't found any evidence of animal cruelty at a house in unincorporated San Leandro where a pit bull attacked and seriously injured a fire battalion chief as crews fought a fire there on Saturday, an Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said Monday.