San Francisco’s police and fire departments are preparing for hundreds of retirees.
To address the imminent staffing shortages, Mayor Ed Lee is funding the beginning of a six-year hiring plan for both departments in his proposed city budget. The mayor’s budget includes three 50-member police academy classes next fiscal year and a 42-member firefighter academy class. Read More
One was a former Marine with a strong law-enforcement pedigree and an insatiable appetite. The other could often be found on a surfboard, earrings and ponytail garnering him a reputation as a hippie.
From the outside, the two men seemed completely different. But both shared a common passion — saving lives as members of the San Francisco Fire Department. Read More
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White has promoted Battalion Chief Monica Fields as the next Deputy Chief of Administration starting Thursday. Fields is replacing retiring Deputy Chief of Administration Gary Massetani.
Fields received her bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and prior to serving with SFFD, she worked with the San Francisco Police Department where she was awarded the Bronze Medal of Valor. Read More