Local 22 president Joe Schulle says the families of firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney were devastated by the DA’s announcement that no charges would be filed in connection with the fire at the former Buck Hosiery Co. warehouse, in Kensington.
DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.
Diane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
The elite team will be riding in memory of firefighters who died in the line of duty and to raise awareness about firefighter health issues.
Today is the one-year anniversary of a massive warehouse fire in Kensington that killed two firefighters, and a tribute will be held today outside of City Hall.
It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.
Fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters were honored in South Philadelphia this afternoon at the 58th Annual Hero Thrill Show.
Firefighters Local 22 is asking the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to force the Nutter administration to turn over internal documents about last April’s fatal fire in Kensington.
City Council plans to hold hearings into Fire Department policies and procedures, in the wake of the April warehouse blaze in Kensington that claimed the lives of two firefighters.
In a statement, the district attorney’s office confirmed that it will submit evidence gathered in the April 9th fire to an investigating grand jury for review and possible charges.
The CBS 3 I-Team has confirmed federal investigators are now heading to Philadelphia to help local investigators search for answers in the deaths of Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Bob Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.
Hundreds of neighbors held a community vigil in Kensington on Sunday evening to honor the memory of two Philadelphia firefighters who were killed in a devastating warehouse fire on Monday.
Philadelphia police are investigating a theft from a benefit held Friday night at an area bar for the families of two firefighters who died earlier this week.
Hundreds of firefighters from all over the country came to salute 60-year-old Lt. Robert Neary on Friday afternoon. The decorated firefighter was killed on Monday, along with fellow firefighter, 25-year-old Daniel Sweeney.
City Council paid tribute to the fallen firefighters both with a moment of silence and with resolutions honoring their memory.