Local 22 President Bill Gault
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.