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Councilman Jim Kenney with members of FF union behind him. (Credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Councilman Urges Philadelphians To Show Appreciation To Firefighters

Councilman Jim Kenney, whose father was a city firefighter, wants this week to be Firefighter’s Appreciation Week.

09/09/2012

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Firefighter Injured Battling Fairmount House Fire

A Philadelphia firefighter was injured while battling a house fire early Monday morning.

08/06/2012

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Unidentified Body Found In Vehicle Pulled From Schuylkill River

Emergency dispatchers say the Mazda went into the Schuylkill River at Flat Rock Park in Gladwyne shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday. A witness reported the incident to police.

07/15/2012

Patrick Nally is lowered from an ambulance.

Firefighter Returns Home After Tragic Accident

A wave of cheers greeted firefighter Patrick Nally as the doors of the ambulance opened outside of his parent’s home. His family and fellow firefighters gathered to welcome him home after a week spent in the hospital.

04/17/2012

Ex-Atlantic City Firefighter Convicted In Child Luring Case

A former Atlantic City firefighter accused of trying to have a sex with an online acquaintance he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been convicted on several charges.

04/08/2012

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Family Displaced, Firefighter Collapses After Battling South Philadelphia Blaze

A family has been displaced and a firefighter suffered injuries Friday while battling an early morning blaze in South Philadelphia.

12/23/2011

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Firefighters’ Union: 2nd Suicide Shows Need For Mental Health Resources

Local 22 President Bill Gault says there is a well-qualified Employee Assistance Program in place, but firefighters are reluctant to use it for several reasons.

09/26/2011

A sample room treated with FireComp (left) and a similar, untreated room (right.) (Credit: Ian Bush)

Lower Merion Firefighters Get First Look At Fire-Containing Product

When flames break out, every second counts. No one knows that more than firefighters — and in Montgomery County, they recently got a look at a new product that claims to prevent a blaze from spreading and aims to save lives.

09/12/2011

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Fire Chief Faces Disciplinary Hearing After YouTube Video Surfaces

Singing the National Anthem doesn’t usually get Battalion Chief John Grillone in trouble, but when a YouTube video surfaced of Grillone singing it in a firehouse, the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner charged that Grillone’s conduct was unbecoming.

07/08/2011

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Authorities Remember Philadelphia Firefighter Who Took His Own Life

In the wake of the suicide death last week of Philadelphia Firefighter Jack Slivinski, the Firefighter’s Union is sounding the alarm.

07/02/2011

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

Sounding The Alarm About Firefighters’ High Rate Of Suicide

In the wake of the suicide death last week of Philadelphia Firefighter Jack Slivinski, the president of Local 22, the Firefighter’s Union, wants to make everyone aware of the stress first responders face and how tragedies like this can be prevented.

07/02/2011

Firefighter Ray Vozzelli was injured in a fast-moving fire in the 800 block of North 5th Street.

Injured Firefighter Remembers Deadly Northern Liberties Blaze

An injured firefighter is remember the frightening call that sent him to the hospital. He was battling flames in a Northern Liberties home that claimed the life of a retired police officer.

04/25/2011

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8 Families Displaced After University City Apartment Fire

Eight families were left homeless after a two-alarm fire inside a West Philadelphia apartment complex Thursday evening.

02/17/2011

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Former New Jersey Fire Chief Sentenced For Stealing Funds

The former chief of a southern New Jersey volunteer fire department has been sentenced to three years in state prison for stealing thousands of dollars from the department.

02/05/2011

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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.

01/13/2011

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