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(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

(credit: John Ostapkovich)

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

(File photo)

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

Stigall Show Log 11.28.12

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–11/28/2012

(Philadelphia councilman Jim Kenney and fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers during an exchange in City Council over a PFD plan to transfer about 20 percent of its firefighters.  Photos from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Defends Plan to Transfer Senior Firefighters

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.

11/27/2012

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers addresses a community gathering at the Center in the Park.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Time To Change Batteries In Old-Style Smoke Alarms, Philadelphia Officials Say

Change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks, safety officials were urging Philadelphians.

11/02/2012

Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Roger Ulshafer

Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Unhappy With How Current Department Handled Deadly April Fire

A former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner describes how current department commanders handled the April Kensington warehouse blaze that claimed two firefighters’ lives as “disgraceful.”

10/11/2012

(Bill Gault, president of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, in file photo.  Credit:  CBS3)

Schedule Changes Draw Mixed Reaction Among Philly Firefighters

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.

09/11/2012

(A "Living Flame" remembrance ceremony in Franklin Square for fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Hiring Preference Proposal Advances for Grandkids of Philly’s Fallen Heroes

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.

06/18/2012

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