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(Joe Schulle, head of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, testifies before City Council's Human Services, Health, and Safety Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Firefighters’ Union Says Ebola Gear Issued By City is Inadequate

Joseph 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.

10/16/2014

(The March 26, 2014 meeting of the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Commission OKs Nutter Administration Plan To Put EMTs in Fire Department

The emergency medical technicians would have less training and be paid less that paramedics operating Philadelphia Fire Department medic units.

03/26/2014

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Civil Service Considers Replacing Some Paramedics With EMTs

The 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.

03/26/2014

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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.

02/04/2014

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Leaking Chemicals Force Closure of Philadelphia Firehouse

Philadelphia 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.

01/15/2014

(Credit: Justin Udo)

Philadelphia First Responders Come Out For Firefighter Appreciation Day

Philadelphia’s Fire Fighters’ and Paramedics’ Union held its annual firefighter appreciation day Sunday at the Local 22 Union Hall.

09/08/2013

(Philadelphia firefighters' union supporters hold signs in the visitors' gallery of Philadelphia City Council.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Firefighters Push To Get City Charter Change On November Ballot

Philadelphia firefighters want to change the city charter, to require that city council approve appeals of labor contract arbitration awards.

07/23/2013

(Mayor Nutter, flanked by other city officials and neighborhood children, cuts the ribbon on a new firehouse in Tacony.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Angry Firefighters Confront Mayor Nutter at Opening of New Firehouse

The $6.7-million station replaces one that was shuttered a few years ago because of the expansion of Interstate 95.

01/08/2013

(Bill Gault, president of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, in file photo.  Credit:  CBS3)

Battle Between Nutter Administration And Firefighters’ Union Heads To Court

The 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.

12/11/2012

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Philadelphia Firefighters Union And Mayor’s Office Sparring Over Contract

There’s a fire Philadelphia firefighters can’t seem to put out between the union and the Mayor’s office.

11/21/2012

(Firefighters filled North Broad Street this afternoon, demanding that the City of Philadelphia honor an arbitrator's award.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Firefighters Demand Philadelphia Honor Arbitrator’s Contract Award

The Philadelphia firefighters’ union took advantage of the national firefighters’ convention here to bring reinforcements to their demand for a new contract.

07/26/2012

(Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, with other fire union officials at the union's headquarters on July 17th.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Wins Another Ruling On Pay Raises

The city, claiming the award was too expensive, appealed the original arbitration award nearly two years ago.

07/17/2012

(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

(The fire at the Buck Hosiery Company, in Kensington, took the lives of Philadelphia firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  File photo)

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

(A model of the winning design for a new memorial to fallen police and firefighters in Franklin Square.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Design Chosen For Police and Firefighters’ Memorial In Franklin Square

A competition that began in September has ended with the announcement that a design by a Philadelphia-based architectural firm will be used to build the new memorial in Franklin Square.

04/26/2012

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