Tag Archives: San Francisco Fire Department

San Francisco Firefighters Allege Reverse Sex Discrimination

Eight San Francisco firefighters who were transferred following allegations of sexual harassment at their firehouse in 2016, have filed suit claiming they were discriminated and retaliated against. BC Samson Lai, Deputy Chief Raymond Guzman, Capt. John Rocco, Lt. David Thompson, Lt. Michael Thompson, Lt. Luis Ibarra-Rivera, FF Richard Miles and FF Daniel Molloy filed suit yesterday in San Francisco County Superior Court.

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San Francisco Investigating On-Duty Drinking Incident

The San Francisco Fire Department is back in the headlines with another news report about on-duty personnel drinking. The department is investigating an incident that occurred last September at Station 11 where on-duty personnel were hosting a party for a member who was being transferred.

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San Francisco Sues Slumlord Over Unsafe Living Quarters

The City of San Francisco has filed suit against the owner and master tenant of a commercial building who illegally sub-leased basement living space to more than 20 vulnerable residents in a way that “jeopardized the welfare of their tenants, the neighbors, first responders, and all San Francisco residents.”

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First it Was Backdraft, Now It’s the Lights And Siren Club

The San Francisco Fire Department has been in the headlines quite a bit lately, with allegations of sexual harassment leading to the transfer of 10 officers, the reported theft of fire department equipment by a firefighter, and two members accused of sexual misconduct in a moving ambulance.

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San Francisco Fire Addresses Harassment Allegations

The San Francisco Fire Department is transferring ten officers including four battalion chiefs in the aftermath of a six-month sexual harassment investigation at Station 2. The investigation follows harassment allegations that included a complaint that someone had urinated on a female firefighter’s bed and smeared feces in her locker.

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San Francisco Close to Settling Drunk Driving Ladder Case for $5 Million

The infamous case of the drunk San Francisco firefighter who struck a motorcyclist with a ladder truck and then fled the scene on foot in 2013, is moving toward a final settlement. On June 29, 2013, FF Michael Quinn was driving a ladder truck on a run when he proceeded through a red traffic light and collided with a motorcycle driven by Jack Frazier.

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Asiana Airlines Crash Suit Against SFFD Dismissed

The wrongful death suit against the San Francisco Fire Department arising out of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in July, 2013, has been dismissed. The parents of 16 year old Ye Meng Yuan filed the suit last year. Yuan was allegedly written off as dead as SFFD began foam operations. The suit claimed that her body was struck by two San Francisco Fire Department vehicles.

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Silver Lining to San Francisco Ladder DUI Dismissal

In a ruling that seems to have surprised the media and many firefighters, the drunk driving case against San Francisco firefighter Michael Quinn has been dismissed. Quinn was driving a ladder truck that struck and nearly killed a motorcyclist, Jack Frazier, on June 29, 2013. A security camera captured the dramatic incident.

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