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(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, in 2006 file photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Phila. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers Hangs Up His Helmet, Closing 40-Year Career

It’s the end of an era at the Philadelphia Fire Department, as longstanding fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers retires.

06/13/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter announces promotion of Deputy Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer as the new Fire Commissioner. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Derrick Sawyer To Replace Retiring Lloyd Ayers As Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Mayor Michael Nutter has named a new Fire Commissioner to replace Lloyd Ayers, who is retiring after 40 years in the department.

06/04/2014

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, at Jack's Firehouse restaurant, makes his annual presentation on grilling safety.  Photo provided by Phila. Fire Dept.)

For Grilling Season, Philly’s Top Firefighter Issues Annual Safety Warnings

Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says to take a good look at your barbecue grill before lighting it up.

05/12/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Annual Ceremony Honors Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters, Police Officers

The annual memorial service honoring the sacrifice of Philadelphia police and firefighters was held Tuesday in Franklin Square.

05/06/2014

(Credit: Dan Wing)

50 Members of Philadelphia Fire Department Receive Promotions

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.

05/02/2014

(Philadelphia public safety director Mike Resnick testifies before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Administration Hoping to Curtail Fire Station ‘Brownouts’

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.

04/29/2014

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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