Phila. Firefighters' Union Says Ebola Gear Issued By City is InadequateJoseph Schulle, head of the firefighters' union Local 22, has no faith in the CDC standards and believes that hazmat suits are needed for the paramedics should they have to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak.
Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire DepartmentThe emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.
Philadelphia Civil Service Considers Replacing Some Paramedics With EMTsThe city will propose a new deployment model for paramedics and emergency medical technicians. It wants to replace one of two paramedics on city ambulances with an EMT.
EXCLUSIVE: Firefighter's Widow, Union Ask DA To Reconsider Decision To Not Criminally Charge Building Owners In Deadly Warehouse Blaze Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary, expressed her concern about a decision announced Monday by District Attorney Seth Williams, not to file criminal charges against the owners of a vacant, dilapidated Kensington warehouse that burned and collapsed killing Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.
Leaking Chemicals Force Closure of Philadelphia FirehousePhiladelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers now says tests have found evidence a number of chemicals leaked into a Roxborough firehouse forcing its temporary closing December 17 after a member of Engine Company 66 was sickened.
Philadelphia First Responders Come Out For Firefighter Appreciation DayPhiladelphia's Fire Fighters' and Paramedics' Union held its annual firefighter appreciation day Sunday at the Local 22 Union Hall.
Firefighters Push To Get City Charter Change On November BallotPhiladelphia firefighters want to change the city charter, to require that city council approve appeals of labor contract arbitration awards.
Angry Firefighters Confront Mayor Nutter at Opening of New FirehouseThe $6.7-million station replaces one that was shuttered a few years ago because of the expansion of Interstate 95.
Battle Between Nutter Administration And Firefighters' Union Heads To CourtThe battle between the Nutter administration and Local 22, the city's firefighter's union, over a new contract looks like it will be heading to state court.
Philadelphia Firefighters Union And Mayor's Office Sparring Over ContractThere’s a fire Philadelphia firefighters can’t seem to put out between the union and the Mayor’s office.
Firefighters Demand Philadelphia Honor Arbitrator's Contract AwardThe Philadelphia firefighters' union took advantage of the national firefighters' convention here to bring reinforcements to their demand for a new contract.
Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Wins Another Ruling On Pay RaisesThe city, claiming the award was too expensive, appealed the original arbitration award nearly two years ago.