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(Philadelphia firefighter Jack Slivinski, posing for the charity calendar that got him suspended.)

Philadelphia Firefighter’s Charity Pose Ignites Departmental Controversy

A Philadelphia firefighter who struck a pose for a charity calendar is causing a raging controversy within the Philadelphia Fire Department.


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North Philadelphia House Fire Claims Lives Of 2 Adults And Baby

A one-alarm North Philadelphia row house fire in the 2700 block of Seltzer Street has claimed the lives of a man, a woman, and a six-month old infant girl


(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers and weight-loss champ Stephen Hess hoist the "Battle of the Badges" weight loss trophy.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Fire Department Evens Score In 24-Year Weight Loss Rivalry

The Philadelphia Fire Department has earned bragging rights for the upcoming year after winning its 2010 weight loss competition against the Philadelphia Police Department.



Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Warns Of ‘Silent Killer’ Carbon Monoxide

Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner is renewing his call for residents to have a carbon monoxide detector in their homes.


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Fire Safety Tips For Christmas Trees And Holiday Lights

As we welcome family and friends for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations, make sure that that the sparkle stays safe.


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Lighter Sparks Greys Ferry Fire, Toddler Killed, 4 Others Injured

The cause of a fast moving fire that claimed the life of little boy in the city’s Grays Ferry section Friday morning has been determined. The boy’s mother and brother are hospitalized with life threatening injuries.


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Families Of Heroes Killed In 1910 Philly Fire Sought For Ceremony

One hundred years ago this winter, a devastating fire at a Philadelphia leather goods company near 3rd and Girard took the lives of 13 firefighters and one Philadelphia police officer.