50 Members of Philadelphia Fire Department Receive PromotionsToday's large group of promotions will provide the city with five new deputy chiefs, four new battalion chiefs, six new fire captains, five new fire paramedic captains, 11 fire lieutenants, and 19 fire paramedic lieutenants.
Philadelphia Welcomes Back Fire Workers Deployed to NJ After HurricaneAt the Philadelphia Fire Academy, firefighter cadets and officers saluted their return.
Medical Residents Join Forces With Firefighters, EMS CrewsThis week is Emergency Medical Services week and Wednesday is EMS day. Local medical residents got a firsthand look Wednesday at what firefighters and EMS personnel go through.
Wakes Held Today For 2 Firefighters Killed In Kensington FireLocal 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."
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Offers His Annual Holiday Tree AdvicePhiladelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants to make sure those families that celebrate by putting a Christmas tree in their living rooms do so safely.
Phila. Fire Department, Drexel U. Team Up For 'EMS Day' TrainingDrexel medical residents spent the day at the Philadelphia Fire Academy learning about what EMS units do before patients are transported to the hospital.
Philadelphia Councilman Wants Firefighter Retirement Deadlines Waived During Staffing ShortageA Philadelphia city councilman says staffing shortages in the Philadelphia Fire Department could be readily solved if the mayor let dozens of firefighters who are due to retire stay an extra year.