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Surviving Fire: Close The Door, Say Experts

When you’re asleep, you’re most vulnerable to a fire in your home. Most fatal fires start in the middle of the night.

11/19/2014

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New Protective Gear For Philadelphia First Responders

CBS 3 has learned Philadelphia firefighters and medics are about to get new protective gear to shield them from any possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

10/24/2014

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Row Home Fire Damages Five Houses, Forces 18 Out Of Homes

A large fire in North Philadelphia damaged five houses and put 18 people out of their homes.

10/22/2014

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Phila. Firefighters’ Union Says Ebola Gear Issued By City is Inadequate

Joseph Schulle, head of the firefighters’ union Local 22, has no faith in the CDC standards and believes that hazmat suits are needed for the paramedics should they have to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak.

10/16/2014

House fire in Northeast Philadelphia on October 14, 2014. (credit: CBS)

2 Firefighters Injured Battling Northeast Philly House Fire

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and nine people were displaced following a fire in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

10/14/2014

Deadly fire in Kensington on September 29, 2014. (credit: CBS)

1 Killed In Kensington House Fire

Fire officials say one person was killed during a house fire in Philadelphia early Monday morning.

09/29/2014

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27th Annual Tour De Shore Kicks Off In Philadelphia

Overcast skies didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of over 2,000 bikers helping to raise money for charities that help the children of fallen firefighters and police officers.

07/27/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Chester County Firefighters Return After Call To Shocking Vandalism

While the North Coventry firefighters were just about a mile away trying to save a piece of property, the vandals had no regard for their property.

06/27/2014

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Some South Jersey Firefighters In Hot Water After ‘Cold Water Challenge’ Video

It’s a phenomenon spreading online, picked up by firefighters across the country in variations. Bottom line, take the “challenge” or donate to a charity or do both.

06/05/2014

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1 Person Dead, 6 Firefighters Injured In South Toms River Fire

The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the unit block of S. Main Street.

05/05/2014

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WIP Offices Temporarily Evacuated Due To Smoke

Investigators tracked down the problem and cleared the smoke from the area with large fans.

04/29/2014

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2 Forest Fires Burn In Ocean County, NJ

The forest fire started at about 11:42 a.m. on the border of Beachwood and Berkeley Township in Ocean County.

04/24/2014

Fire in Old City on April 9, 2014. (credit: Bill Roswell)

Witnesses Watch As Crews Battle A 2-Alarm Fire In Busy Old City

People who were blocks away from the area could smell the smoke.

04/09/2014

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South Jersey Firefighters Help Deliver Healthy Baby Girl

It’s not exactly running into a burning building, but some local firefighters had to put their life-saving skills to the test.

04/08/2014

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Suing First Responders

Police and other first responders are legally obligated to help citizens and their departments can face lawsuits when they are derelict in their duty.

04/01/2014

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