When you’re asleep, you’re most vulnerable to a fire in your home. Most fatal fires start in the middle of the night.
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.
A large fire in North Philadelphia damaged five houses and put 18 people out of their homes.
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.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and nine people were displaced following a fire in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
Fire officials say one person was killed during a house fire in Philadelphia early Monday morning.
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.
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.
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.
The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. Monday at the unit block of S. Main Street.
Investigators tracked down the problem and cleared the smoke from the area with large fans.
The forest fire started at about 11:42 a.m. on the border of Beachwood and Berkeley Township in Ocean County.
People who were blocks away from the area could smell the smoke.
It’s not exactly running into a burning building, but some local firefighters had to put their life-saving skills to the test.
Police and other first responders are legally obligated to help citizens and their departments can face lawsuits when they are derelict in their duty.