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Elderly Couple Dies In Kingsessing House FireFire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, but there were plenty of potential fire hazards.
Philadelphia Fire Department Sets Record For Fewest Fire Deaths In City's HistoryPhiladelphia fire officials say fewer people died in fires in 2012 than at any other time in the city's history. But they're hoping to get the number lower still.
Philadelphia Firefighters Union Hopes To Halt Plans To Transfer Senior FirefightersThe Philadelphia firefighters union heads to court Friday asking a judge to stop the Nutter Administration from imposing transfers of senior firefighters in the new year.
High-Level Fire Department Transfers Rile UnionThe Nutter Administration plans to transfer nearly 300 senior firefighters to different stations next year, a move that the firefighters union describes as "punishment."
New Bill Requires 10-Year, Non-Removable Batteries For Smoke DetectorsMayor Nutter has signed legislation requiring that homeowners who have older, battery-operated smoke alarms installed to replace the batteries.
Woman, Child Die in North Philadelphia FireAuthorities say the bodies of the 79-year-old woman and the 4-year-old child were found in a second-floor bedroom.
City Council Wrestles With Phila. Fire Department Budget IssuesWith the deaths of two firefighters on their minds, Philadelphia City Council memberson Wednesday grilled the fire commissioner about the controversial policy of temporarily closing fire stations -- a tactic known as "brownouts."
Fire Department Announces Funeral Arrangements For Fallen FirefightersThe Philadelphia Fire Department has announced the funeral arrangements for two firefighters who lost their lives battling a warehouse fire in Kensington, Monday morning.
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Offers His Annual Holiday Tree AdvicePhiladelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.
Philadelphia's First Firefighters Recognized On Market Street With Commemorative Sidewalk SignThe Pennsylvania Historical Society has unveiled an historical marker in front of 221 Market Street to commemorate the original volunteer firefighters in the city of Philadelphia.
Fire Response Times Up; Firefighters, Administration Differ Over Cause, EffectsA just-released report shows it is taking Philadelphia firefighters longer to respond to scenes, but the fire commissioner and the president of the firefighter's union are at odds as to why and the effect they are having on citizens.
Philadelphia Firefighter In Calendar Dispute DiesFire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says 31-year-old Jack Slivinski was found dead early Saturday in his Lawndale home.