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Local 22 President Bill Gault

VP Joseph Biden, at lectern and on big screens, addresses the
convention of the International Association of Firefighters.  (Credit:
Michelle Durham)

Vice President Joe Biden Visits Philadelphia, Addresses International Association Of Fire Fighters

On the campaign trail, Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to address the International Association of Fire Fighters who have endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket.

07/25/2012

2 firefighters killed in inferno

Wakes Held Today For 2 Firefighters Killed In Kensington Fire

Local 22 President Bill Gault says the funerals will be massive. “I expect about 2,000 to 3,000 firefighters from across the United States and Canada here and probably two hundred to three hundred pieces of apparatus.”

04/13/2012

Ambulance

Firefighters’ Union President Vows To Fight Paramedics Transfers

KYW Newsradio has learned mass transfers of Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedics are currently scheduled to take effect in January. But, the president of the Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union vows to fight it and has filed a grievance to stop it.

12/01/2011

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Fire Response Times Up; Firefighters, Administration Differ Over Cause, Effects

A just-released report shows it is taking Philadelphia firefighters longer to respond to scenes, but the fire commissioner and the president of the firefighter’s union are at odds as to why and the effect they are having on citizens.

08/03/2011

(Philadelphia firefighter Jack Slivinski, posing for the charity calendar that got him suspended.)

Sounding The Alarm About Firefighters’ High Rate Of Suicide

In the wake of the suicide death last week of Philadelphia Firefighter Jack Slivinski, the president of Local 22, the Firefighter’s Union, wants to make everyone aware of the stress first responders face and how tragedies like this can be prevented.

07/02/2011