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(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Plaque Honors 2 Philadelphia Firefighters Who Died Two Years Ago

A plaque in honor of two Philadelphia firefighters killed during a five-alarm warehouse blaze in Kensington has been dedicated at their firehouse.

04/09/2014

(Philadelphia firefighters' union president Joe Schulle calls for prosecution of the owners of a building where two firefighters died in 2012.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Firefighters’ Union Demands Prosecution of Building Owners in Deadly 2012 Fire

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.

02/04/2014

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Grand Jury: No Provable Criminality In 2012 Deaths of Two Phila. Firefighters

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.

02/03/2014

(Diane Neary, widow of late fire lieutenant Robert Neary, speaks to reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. Properties

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.

01/30/2014

(Firefighters Union Local 22 president Bill Gault, in green shirt, listens as Firefighters Cycling team members Victor Ayala, Adam Carr, and Allen Wahlstrom are introduced to reporters.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

One Cycling Team Will Have Firefighters in Mind During Sunday’s Race

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.

05/31/2013

Flowers outside Ladder 27. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Memorial At City Hall Today For Fallen Firefighters

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.

04/09/2013

Lieutenant Robert Neary

2012 Year in Review: Two Philadelphia Firefighters Killed in Kensington Blaze

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.

12/26/2012

58th Annual Hero Thrill Show

4 New Families Benefiting From The Hero Thrill Show

Fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters were honored in South Philadelphia this afternoon at the 58th Annual Hero Thrill Show.

09/22/2012

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Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Against City

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.

09/04/2012

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Council To Probe Blaze That Claimed 2 Firefighters

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.

06/10/2012

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Grand Jury Will Probe Warehouse Blaze That Killed 2 Philadelphia 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.

04/17/2012

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Federal Investigators Join Search For Clues Into Kensington Warehouse Firefighter’s Deaths

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.

04/16/2012

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Neighbors Remember Fallen Firefighters At Candlelight Vigil In Kensington

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.

04/15/2012

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Theft From Fallen Firefighters’ Benefit Under Investigation

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.

04/14/2012

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