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After String Of Fires, Bucks County Officials Warn About Fireplace Safety

Since late November there have been six house fires throughout Bucks County that can be attributed directly to fireplaces.


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Red Cross Focuses On Fire Prevention For MLK Day

Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday has been designated by Congress as a ‘Day of Service’. The Red Cross is focusing on fire prevention.


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Fire Safety During The Holidays

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says safety is the greatest gift you can give, and taking a minute to show your family how to escape the house in case of fire makes all the difference.


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Philly Fire Commissioner Urges Safety As Summertime Grilling Season Peaks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants Philadelphia residents to use care when firing up the outdoor grill.



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Smoke Detectors Available For Gloucester County Residents

Atlantic City Electric is offering smoke detectors to Gloucester County residents in need of a new one.


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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.”


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Safety Tips Offered By Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers is reminding all residents to follow some helpful fire safety tips.


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Don’t Forget To ‘Fall Back’ On Nov. 4

This Sunday, Nov. 4th, residents will be setting their clocks back an hour.


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Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Offers His Annual Holiday Tree Advice

Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.


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Fire Safety Concern Shuts Down Occupy Philly’s Warming Hut

City officials this morning removed a potentially dangerous propane tank from a structure set up by protesters at the “Occupy Philadelphia” encampment.


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Area Red Cross Launches Campaign Highlighting Home Fire Relief Efforts

On Thursday, the Red Cross showed off a re-creation of a home fire scene, designed with the help of the Philadelphia Fire Department, that will be on display in Septa’s Market East station for the rest of the month.


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Philadelphia’s First Firefighters Recognized On Market Street With Commemorative Sidewalk Sign

The 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.


3 On Your Side: Closing Doors Helps In Fire Survival

If your home ever catches on fire you need to know how to get out quickly. Having working smoke detectors and planning an escape route is critical.


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Philadelphia Fire Department Issues Its Annual Warning For Grilling Safety

Philadelphia fire comissioner Lloyd Ayers says grill fires are the #1 type of fires his department sees in the month of July.