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Philadelphia Firefighter Receives 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award”

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.”

10/11/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, in 2009 file photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Ayers Makes It Official: Will Step Down As Philly Fire Commissioner Next Year

Ayers started with the fire department back in 1974, has served in every rank, and since 2004 he’s run the department as commissioner.

09/19/2013

(Philadelphia police, fire, and government officials conduct a 9/11 memorial service outside the Betsy Ross House, at 2nd and Arch Streets in Old City.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Mark 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers sounded a bell in memory of all of the victims of September 11th, including first responders.

09/11/2013

Jacob, 5, wasn't allowed to drive the truck so he settled on working the hose. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Kids Play Firefighter For The Day At Please Touch Museum

“Safety” was the word of the day Saturday as children got the chance to meet Philadelphia police and firefighters.

08/24/2013

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Among Philadelphia Fire Dept. Promotions, A Second-Generation Step-Up

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.

07/17/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers demonstrates safe grilling practices.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly Fire Commissioner Urges Safety As Summertime Grilling Season Peaks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants Philadelphia residents to use care when firing up the outdoor grill.

07/03/2013

(Philadelphia city councilman Denny O'Brien tells city budget director Rebecca Rhynhart the city should stop fighting the firefighters' contract arbitration award.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Press Nutter Administration To Stop Blocking Fire Contract

Their frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O’Brien (at left in photo).

05/08/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, right, testifies before City Council in April 2013.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Stands Firm On Firehouse Brownouts

The Nutter administration says the controversial fire department policy of station “brownouts” will continue even if City Council appropriates extra money to eliminate them.

04/24/2013

Flowers outside Ladder 27. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Fallen Philadelphia Fire Captain To Get Posthumous Promotion

A veteran Philadelphia firefighter who died while battling a blaze this past weekend will be promoted posthumously.

04/08/2013

(Anne Marie Lewandowski, center, is promoted to captain in the Philadelphia Fire Department after receiving a kidney transplant.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Phila. Fire Officer Back on the Job After Kidney Transplant

She faced kidney failure just two months ago, and her sister, Ruth Redick, donated a kidney.

04/03/2013

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Fire Officials: Autistic Man Killed In East Oak Lane House Fire

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.

04/03/2013

(Philadelphia fire officials and a representative from Weight Watchers pose with "biggest loser" Lt. Edward Marko, second from right, and the microwave oven his department received.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Cops Pull Even With Firefighters in 26-Year Weight Loss Competition

But the biggest individual loser was fire lieutenant Edward Manko (second from right in photo).

02/15/2013

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City Graduates 148 New Firefighters, 21 Paramedics

Philadelphia not only has 148 new firefighters and 21 Fire Service Paramedics, but also a new focus on fire prevention.

01/30/2013

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Ten-Year Smoke Alarms Now Required in Older Philadelphia Homes

New smoke detector laws went into effect Wednesday in the city of Philadelphia.

01/09/2013

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Man Killed In Cobbs Creek Row Home Fire

Fire officials say a resident was killed in a fast-moving house fire in Philadelphia Thursday morning.

01/03/2013

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