Lloyd Ayers

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

(Following an event today at City Hall involving Philadelphia's sports teams, above, Mayor Nutter commented on the firefighters' union call for fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers' resignation.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Defends Ayers as Firefighters’ Union Demands Commissioner’s Resignation

Firefighters’ Union Local 22 contends that Ayers and his two top deputies were guilty of incompetence and indifference, and should resign or be suspended.

05/23/2012

(The fire at the Buck Hosiery Company, in Kensington, took the lives of Philadelphia firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  File photo)

After Blaze That Killed 2 Philadelphia Firemen, Firefighters’ Union Wants Ayers Out

Leaders of the firefighters’ union in Philadelphia are calling for the resignation of Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers and two of his top deputies following the death last month of two firemen in a Kensington warehouse fire.

05/22/2012

(US Sen. Bob Casey, partially obscured at left, listens as Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia firefighter Robert Neary, speaks at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Local Officials and Fireman’s Widow Call For More Federal Funds For Firefighters

“You need to follow and make sure these funds are not delegated for anything other than to stop these brownouts, to support our firemen,” said Diane Neary, whose husband Robert was killed in a warehouse fire last month in Kensington.

05/07/2012

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

Phila. Firefighters Killed Last Month Honored at Annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony

Philadelphia’s annual remembrance for fallen heroes took on an especially somber tone as the families of two firefighters killed in the line of duty last month laid wreaths at the Living Flame memorial service.

05/02/2012

File Photo

Union: Philadelphia Firefighters Being Punished For Getting Injured On The Job

Philadelphia firefighters claim they are being punished by the department for being injured on the job.

02/14/2012

file photo

Study: Overwhelmed Philadelphia Medics Are Among Busiest In America

A study of the Philadelphia’s medic units reveals they are incredibly busy. In fact, based on last year’s numbers, two Kensington area based Medic units are the shaping up to be the busiest in the country.

01/27/2012

Feltonville Fire5

Testing Begins On New Philadelphia Fire Department Radios

The Philadelphia Fire Department begins testing new handheld Fire Department radios today, one key part of a sweeping overhaul of the city’s problem-plagued emergency communications system.

01/17/2012

Juniata Fire

1 Dead, 2 Critically Injured In Juniata House Fire

One person was killed and two others were injured in an early morning house fire in Northeast Philadelphia.

11/11/2011

Firefighters

Philadelphia Fire Department To Be In Command Of Pennsylvania Task Force One

The Philadelphia Fire Department has received a special designation from FEMA. The PFD will now be in command of Pennsylvania Task Force One – part of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response Team.

08/13/2011

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