It’s the end of an era at the Philadelphia Fire Department, as longstanding fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers retires.
Mayor Michael Nutter has named a new Fire Commissioner to replace Lloyd Ayers, who is retiring after 40 years in the department.
Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says to take a good look at your barbecue grill before lighting it up.
The annual memorial service honoring the sacrifice of Philadelphia police and firefighters was held Tuesday in Franklin Square.
Today’s large group of promotions will provide the city with five new deputy chiefs, four new battalion chiefs, six new fire captains, five new fire paramedic captains, 11 fire lieutenants, and 19 fire paramedic lieutenants.
Mike Resnick, the mayor’s public safety director, says overtime savings in other areas within the fire department may allow them to either reduce brownouts or end them outright.
In the aftermath of Wednesday morning’s fire at the Suit Corner in Old City, many questions and concerns have developed.
The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
A 98-year-old woman was killed in a fire Sunday night at her West Philadelphia rowhome.
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.
“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.
Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a demonstration of how to properly slice the base off a freshly cut Christmas tree.
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.
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.
Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.