Fire Department


Vandals Torch 3 Cars In Delaware County

Police are searching for the vandals who set several cars on fire in Delaware County early Thursday morning.


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Bensalem Township Reinstates Fire Company

A suburban Philadelphia township has reinstated a suspended local fire company following an agreement to change the company’s leadership.


Mother Drives Minivan Into Hudson, Kills Herself, 3 Children

Police say Lashandra Armstrong was a single mother, with a history of domestic problems. Investigators are still trying to figure out why she would intentionally drive into the Hudson River with her children in the car.


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Firefighter Critically Injured While Battling North Philadelphia Fire

Ten firefighters were injured while battling a high-rise fire in north Philadelphia. Among the most critically injured was 40-year-old Michael McGuire


Deadly house fire on Sparks Street in Olney section on Philadelphia (Credit: iWitness)

2 Killed, 8 Injured In Olney House Fire

Two people were killed and eight others were injured in a house fire in North Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.



City Controller: Mayor Failing To Limit Fire Department Overtime

The city controller says the Nutter administration is failing to reign in fire department overtime.


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Brigantine Welcomes A (Very Young) Firefighter

The Brigantine Fire Department had a new firefighter Thursday, at least for a few hours.



Fire Dept. Cuts Questioned In Death Of 12-Year-Old

Nutter administration officials were called before City Council to explain how a 12-year-old autistic boy died in a West Philadelphia fire last August. The mayor’s cuts in fire department funding were at issue.