Fire Department officials say they will challenge $21,000 in state fines for safety violations during a June blaze that resulted in the deaths of two firefighters.
The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health notified the department of the “serious” violations on Nov. 25, but fire officials said Friday that they plan to appeal the findings, which conflict with an internal investigation that is still under way. 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
The Fire Department Thursday plans to hold a Line of Duty Death Memorial Wall dedication ceremony unveiling the names of two firefighters who died in the line of duty earlier this year. Lt. Vincent A. Perez and firefighter-paramedic Anthony M. Valerio died from injuries sustained while fighting a house fire at 133 Berkeley Way in the Diamond Heights neighborhood.The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Fire Department headquarters, 698 Second St. Read More
San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross will host a charity event later this month to honor the lives of two San Francisco firefighters who died in the line of duty in June.
Lt. Vincent Perez and firefighter paramedic Anthony Valerio, who both worked out of Station 26, died after they were injured battling a fire in Diamond Heights on June 2. Read More
It could be another four to six weeks before the San Francisco Fire Department comes forward with the results of its investigation into the June 2 fire that killed Lt. Vincent Perez and Anthony Valerio. Read More
Thousands of firefighters from San Francisco and around the nation will attend the funeral of Anthony Valerio and Vincent Perez. Read More
Thousands gathered in San Francisco for the funeral of Anthony Valerio and Vincent Perez, the two firefighters who died from injuries sustained while fighting a house fire in the Diamond Heights neighborhood. Read More
Hundreds of firefighters in dress blues shivered in the cold wind Thursday evening outside St. Mary’s Cathedral to pay respects to two of their own who had fallen in the line of duty. Read More
Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family members attended a vigil and rosary at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Thursday to pay respects to two fallen members of the San Francisco Fire Department. Read More
Thousands of firefighters from Los Angeles to Portland, Ore., will gather in San Francisco on Friday to honor two city firefighters who lost their lives battling an inferno inside a Diamond Heights hillside home last week.
The memorial should exceed several thousand people, with firefighters, police officers, elected officials and other citizens gathering at Saint Mary’s Cathedral for a memorial at 12:30 p.m., according to Mayor Ed Lee. Read More