Fire Commisioner Lloyd Ayers

Fire Commissioner Ayers (third from left at table), at a meeting with
Governor Corbett, Mayor Nutter and others at the city's Emergency Ops
Center, discussing clean-up efforts following the storm.

Philadelphia Firefighters Deployed To Flooded Areas Of New York To Provide Support

Philadelphia firefighters are part of a task force helping out a neighboring state in distress, following the hurricane that rampaged through harder hit areas, including New York.


(Local 22 recording secretary Mike Bresnan (left) and union spokesman Frank Keel (holding picture) show photo to reporters at City Hall.) (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo.)

Firefighters Union: Photos Show No Collapse Zone Around Fatal Kensington Warehouse Fire

The city has said a collapse zone was established at the site of the fatal fire, but at a City Hall news conference on Thursday, leaders of Firefighters Local 22 said their photographs indicate otherwise.


(The day following the deaths of firefighter Daniel Sweeney and Lt. Robert Neary, Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wears a black band on his badge as he reviews the department's protocols following the death of a member.   File photo by Michelle  Durham)

Federal Safety Board Gathering Info From Blaze That Killed 2 Firefighters

Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says representatives from NIOSH — the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health — are here as part of an ongoing evaluation of dangers that firefighters face.


(A fire in this home in Feltonville early Thursday morning cost a mother and three children their lives.)

Philly Fire Department Reminds Residents Of Free Smoke Detectors

As fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the deadly fire that took the lives of a Feltonville mother and her three children, Philadelphia’s fire commissioner wants to make sure everyone that every home has working smoke alarms.


Fire Commish Ayers Defends Station Brown-Outs

Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers took aim at the fire fighters union on Thursday night, releasing a statement in defense of the periodic, temporary closing of some stations.


One Child Killed in House Fire

A deadly fire in West Philadelphia has claimed one life raising questions about the city’s brownout policy.