Emergency Services

City Manager Pat Martel says Daly City would save almost $3 million over the course of five years by outsourcing its police dispatch services. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outsourcing of Daly City’s police dispatch services disputed

Controversy surrounding a proposal to outsource Daly City’s police dispatch services came…


MIKE KOOZMIN/ S.F. EXAMINER file photoA recent report from The City's Budget and Legislative Analyst's Office found that the Fire Department has a shortage of ambulances and too few resources going to EMS response despite it making up most of all calls.

Fire Department emergency response times at issue in light of report, recent events

When a 60-year-old man was having trouble breathing on the afternoon of…


Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe City’s Department of Emergency Management has issued new screening protocols for 911 dispatchers to help ensure first responders are informed of any potential Ebola symptoms.

New computer system going haywire for 911 dispatchers

Any given day, a room full of dispatchers in front of computer…