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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Stigall Show Log 5.5.11

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/05/2011

Mike McGuire

Firefighter Critically Injured While Battling North Philadelphia Fire

Ten firefighters were injured while battling a high-rise fire in north Philadelphia. Among the most critically injured was 40-year-old Michael McGuire

03/02/2011

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers at Thurday's press conference in the mayor's reception room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Warn Public Of Winter’s Dangers

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.

12/16/2010

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Tow-Truck Drivers Find Ways Around Fire Dept. Protocol

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.

10/22/2010

City Hydrant Sprinklers: Soon a Thing of the Past?

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.

07/05/2010

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