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The scene in Old City a day after Wednesday morning's fire. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Concerns Arise Following Old City Fire

In the aftermath of Wednesday morning’s fire at the Suit Corner in Old City, many questions and concerns have developed.

04/10/2014

(The March 26, 2014 meeting of the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire Department

The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.

03/26/2014

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Elderly Woman Killed In West Philly Fire

A 98-year-old woman was killed in a fire Sunday night at her West Philadelphia rowhome.

02/16/2014

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, poses with ceremonial check representing a grant for smoke alarms to be distributed to hearing-impaired city residents.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Fire Department Gets $$ For Smoke Alarms For Deaf Residents

For the second time this week, the Philadelphia Fire Department has gotten a nice donation for smoke detectors. But this time, it’s for people who can’t hear the regular ones.

12/11/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, receives a ceremonial check from officials of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Insurance Industry Group Makes Huge Donation For Free Smoke Alarms

“This is not something we get every day, ” said fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers at the presentation of a check for $59,110 from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

12/09/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, wearing safety goggles and gloves, demonstrates how to make a fresh cut before putting a Christmas tree into water.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Fire Officials Warn of Holiday Season’s Special Fire Dangers

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a demonstration of how to properly slice the base off a freshly cut Christmas tree.

12/06/2013

(Credit: Allen Donikowski / Getty Images)

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.

12/01/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, public safety director Mike Resnick, and human resources director Albert D'Attilio testify for the Nutter administration at a City Council hearing.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter Promotions

City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.

10/30/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, right, testifies before City Council in April 2013.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Fire Commissioner Will Testify At Council Hearing On Rescinded Promotions

Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.

10/29/2013

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Philadelphia Firefighter Receives 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award”

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mr. Rick Coppola, President of the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, proudly announced Firefighter Brandon Mlodzinski of Ladder 12/A, has received the 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award.”

10/11/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, in 2009 file photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Ayers Makes It Official: Will Step Down As Philly Fire Commissioner Next Year

Ayers started with the fire department back in 1974, has served in every rank, and since 2004 he’s run the department as commissioner.

09/19/2013

(Philadelphia police, fire, and government officials conduct a 9/11 memorial service outside the Betsy Ross House, at 2nd and Arch Streets in Old City.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Mark 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers sounded a bell in memory of all of the victims of September 11th, including first responders.

09/11/2013

Jacob, 5, wasn't allowed to drive the truck so he settled on working the hose. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Kids Play Firefighter For The Day At Please Touch Museum

“Safety” was the word of the day Saturday as children got the chance to meet Philadelphia police and firefighters.

08/24/2013

(Credit:   Michelle Durham)

Among Philadelphia Fire Dept. Promotions, A Second-Generation Step-Up

For one family it was a moment of tremendous pride, as George Drew was promoted to batallion chief — a post that his father, also George Drew, held until his retirement.

07/17/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers demonstrates safe grilling practices.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

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.

07/03/2013

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