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(Philadelphia Fire Department and Red Cross personnel muster at 59th and Pine Streets, in West Philadelphia, getting ready to install smoke detectors in homes, free of charge.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Phila. Fire Dept. and Red Cross Supplying Free Smoke Alarms To Needy Homes

The American Red Cross and the Philadelphia Fire Department are partnering in an effort to eliminate fire deaths in the city.

07/07/2015

(At the kickoff of "Fire Safe Fridays," a volunteer brings safety information to a home in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Red Cross and Animal Sheltering Group Make Fridays a Fire Safety Day

The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania has teamed up with Red Paw Emergency Relief, an animal safety organization, for “Fire Safe Fridays.”

01/11/2013

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Philadelphia Fire Department Sets Record For Fewest Fire Deaths In City’s History

Philadelphia 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.

01/03/2013

Family Killed In West Philadelphia House Fire

Four people are dead after a pre-dawn rowhouse fire near 5200 Chancellor St. in West Philadelphia. Two of the dead are children.

04/16/2012

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Despite Leap In Fire Deaths, Philadelphia Still Trailing 2011’s Fatality Rate

The early morning blaze on Chancellor Street in West Philadelphia brought the number of fire deaths over the weekend to six, and marked a huge jump in the 2012 fire fatality total.

04/16/2012