Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire DepartmentThe emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
Phila. Firefighters' Union Demands Prosecution of Building Owners in Deadly 2012 FireLocal 22 president Joe Schulle says the families of firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney were devastated by the DA's announcement that no charges would be filed in connection with the fire at the former Buck Hosiery Co. warehouse, in Kensington.
Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. PropertiesDiane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
Roxborough Firehouse Remains Closed By Unexplained FumesEngine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.
Nutter Setting Aside $31M For Resolution With FirefightersOne day after the firefighters union ousted its leader, the Nutter Administration announced the mayor is setting aside more than $30 million towards a resolution of its long-running contract dispute with the union.
Philadelphia Firefighters Call Off Plan to Recall Mayor Nutter"It's been attempted before in the state and has not succeeded," a union spokesman admits.