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(Fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer and councilman Mark Squilla, during City Council budget hearings.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Brownouts Dominate Talk As New Fire Commish Debuts In City Council

The Philadelphia Fire Department’s controversial policy of temporary fire station closures — known as brownouts — dominated the discussion this past week during City Council’s first chance to question the new Fire Commissioner.

04/19/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter names Diane Schweizer the first female Fire Deputy Commissioner. She is Chief of EMS Operations. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Diane Schweizer To Become Philadelphia’s First Female Deputy Fire Commissioner

A trailblazer makes her way up the Fire Department chain.

06/04/2014

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Man Killed In Cobbs Creek Row Home Fire

Fire officials say a resident was killed in a fast-moving house fire in Philadelphia Thursday morning.

01/03/2013