Firefighters extinguished a small fire in San Francisco’s Mission district this morning.The one-alarm fire was reported at 7:42 a.m. in the 2700 block of Bryant Street, near 26th Street.Crews arrived to find smoke coming from a concrete landing on the second story of an apartment building, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.They put out the blaze quickly and no injuries were reported. Read More
There have been good days and bad days the past three months at the San Francisco Fire Department’s Station 26 — the peaceful former hilltop post of firefighters Vincent Perez and Anthony Valerio. Read More
Members of the police and firefighters unions are about to decide whether to approve wage and pension deals struck between their leaders and Mayor Ed Lee.
The mayor counted on the pacts’ delayed raises and increased pension contributions to help close the $306 million budget deficit in his 2011-12 budget. If union members reject the deals, both departments would be forced to make cuts, most likely in the form of layoffs. Read More