Firefighters’ Union Local 22 contends that Ayers and his two top deputies were guilty of incompetence and indifference, and should resign or be suspended.
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.
“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.
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.
Philadelphia firefighters claim they are being punished by the department for being injured on the job.
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.
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.
One person was killed and two others were injured in an early morning house fire in Northeast Philadelphia.
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.
Chris examines the President’s decisions not publish a death photo of Osama bin Laden, his speech later today at Ground Zero, a four day school week and Fire Commissioners Lloyd Ayers reading habits.
Ten firefighters were injured while battling a high-rise fire in north Philadelphia. Among the most critically injured was 40-year-old Michael McGuire
City managing director Richard Negrin reminded Philadelphia residents about the 311 call center, available from 8 AM to 8 PM, to report problems or get information. During storms, he said, there will be extended hours.
Within the past year, in the wake of several violent incidents, the Philadelphia Police Department changed their protocol for dispatching tow trucks to accident scenes to prevent multiple operators from arriving and fighting over who will tow the vehicle. But those rogue tow truck operators found a way around this.
by KYW’s Steve Tawa With the heat cranking up this week, don’t even think about cracking open fire hydrants near your home to get some relief.