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.
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.”
Ayers started with the fire department back in 1974, has served in every rank, and since 2004 he’s run the department as commissioner.
Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers sounded a bell in memory of all of the victims of September 11th, including first responders.
“Safety” was the word of the day Saturday as children got the chance to meet Philadelphia police and firefighters.
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.
Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants Philadelphia residents to use care when firing up the outdoor grill.
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.