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.
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.