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Five city departments in San Francisco are planning to implement the use of drones to improve safety and security. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Five SF departments plan to use drones as privacy concerns persist

A handful of city departments plan to start using drones in San…

 

Fire reported on roof of SF Ferry Building

Firefighters contained a fire to the roof of the Ferry Building within…

 

One person injured in Russian Hill apartment fire

One person was injured in a fire that burned portions of the…

 

Veronica Barahona, a 37-year-old Oakland resident, was arrested

Woman charged in SF ambulance theft back in jail on burglary charges

A woman arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a…

Veronica Barahona, a 37-year-old Oakland resident, was arrested
Police detained a suspect who stole an ambulance and crashed on Treasure Island on Tuesday Morning. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)

Woman pleads not guilty to stealing SF ambulance

A woman charged with the alleged theft of a San Francisco Fire…

Police detained a suspect who stole an ambulance and crashed on Treasure Island on Tuesday Morning. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)
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UPDATE: Two firefighters injured battling two-alarm fire in Mission District

A two-alarm fire at a building in San Francisco's Mission District has…

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Firefighter injured, 3 treated for smoke inhalation in Balboa Park blaze

One firefighter was injured during a morning blaze at a residence behind…

Following delays, consturction of new boat continues as questions remain over costs, necessity of multiple ships. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Third fireboat to join city’s legendary fleet

While the average person might conjure up images of trucks and ladders…

Following delays, consturction of new boat continues as questions remain over costs, necessity of multiple ships. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerStephen Kloster says he was not assigned to a station upon being cleared for active duty. He has filed a claim against The City.

HIV-positive firefighter alleges widespread harassment, discrimination

After 10 years of trying, Stephen Kloster joined the Fire Department in…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerStephen Kloster says he was not assigned to a station upon being cleared for active duty. He has filed a claim against The City.
Mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoResidents of a building at Mission and 22nd streets said they did not hear fire alarms last week when a blaze that killed a man broke out. Supervisor Jane Kim has proposed the expansion of what residential buildings should have sprinklers.

SF supervisors push for stricter safety laws after string of fires

A string of major apartment fires has prompted elected city officials to…

Mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoResidents of a building at Mission and 22nd streets said they did not hear fire alarms last week when a blaze that killed a man broke out. Supervisor Jane Kim has proposed the expansion of what residential buildings should have sprinklers.
Courtesy photoKen Cleaveland

It’s slowly getting better for gay SF firefighters

Let's hope that 2015 will be kind to the Fire Department. The…

Courtesy photoKen Cleaveland
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File photoFirefighters and paramedics at the scene of the Asiana Airlines crash last year had personal video recorders that captured footage of a firetruck running over a survivor.

Some SF firefighters could be allowed to record response scenes

Trained and authorized San Francisco firefighters might be allowed to wear portable…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File photoFirefighters and paramedics at the scene of the Asiana Airlines crash last year had personal video recorders that captured footage of a firetruck running over a survivor.
Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

Supervisor Wiener requests hearing to study need to widen streets

Acting on a priority to keep San Francisco streets more narrow in…

Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerHaight fire: More than 100 firefighters responded to a fire Sunday night on Masonic Avenue in the Haight district.

Cause sought in Haight blaze that left 9 homeless

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerHaight fire: More than 100 firefighters responded to a fire Sunday night on Masonic Avenue in the Haight district.

Man taken into custody after threatening to jump off Bay Bridge

A man who had been standing on the ledge of the Bay…

Big tree in Duboce Park falls onto cars; no one hurt

Windy conditions on Saturday at about 2 p.m. caused a large tree…

Surf instructor dies at Ocean Beach

A longtime surfing instructor found unconscious off Ocean Beach died after being…

Belmont and San Carlos split on value of local ladder truck

Belmont is about to be the owner of a new $1.2 million,…

Redwood City Fire Department kicks off 150th-anniversary events

New and historic firefighting equipment will be on display Monday as the…

House fire extinguished in Richmond district

Fire officials have doused a house fire in the Richmond, but one…