Their frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O’Brien (at left in photo).
The Nutter administration says the controversial fire department policy of station “brownouts” will continue even if City Council appropriates extra money to eliminate them.
A veteran Philadelphia firefighter who died while battling a blaze this past weekend will be promoted posthumously.
She faced kidney failure just two months ago, and her sister, Ruth Redick, donated a kidney.
It was around 9:30 p.m. when fire crews responded here at 6600 North 12th Street. Five people were in the house at the time.
But the biggest individual loser was fire lieutenant Edward Manko (second from right in photo).
Philadelphia not only has 148 new firefighters and 21 Fire Service Paramedics, but also a new focus on fire prevention.
New smoke detector laws went into effect Wednesday in the city of Philadelphia.
Fire officials say a resident was killed in a fast-moving house fire in Philadelphia Thursday morning.
Chris provides updates on the roller coaster blown out into the ocean in Seaside Heights by Hurricane Sandy and one of the stars of Two and A Half Men calling his show filth. He says he does not want his sons asking for dolls for Christmas and warns against the drama that could be caused from joining an office lottery pool. He also talks to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Firefighters opposed to the plan packed Council chambers today as councilmembers Jim Kenney, Bobby Henon, and Mark Squilla questioned Commissioner Ayers firsthand about the transfer policy.
Change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks, safety officials were urging Philadelphians.
A former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner describes how current department commanders handled the April Kensington warehouse blaze that claimed two firefighters’ lives as “disgraceful.”
The fire commissioner issued a memo this week informing firefighters and Local 22 officials of his intention to alter the firefighters’ shifts as of mid-October.
Children of fallen Philadelphia police and firefighter have, for years, received a 10-point bonus on civil service exams when applying for a city job. Now, a City Council committee has okayed a measure that would give the same preference to the grandchildren of the deceased.
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