Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers

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Woman Critically Injured In Row Home Fire In Oxford Circle

Firefighters were called to a two-story row home in the 6000 Summerdale Avenue early Saturday morning, where they rescued a 51-year-old woman.


(The Red Cross House, 4000 Powelton Ave., in Philadelphia.  Photos by Karin Phillips)

Red Cross Celebrates 3,000 Days Of Housing For Philadelphia Area Victims

Since it opened in April of 2003, the Red Cross House has housed more then 8,600 people in more than 2,700 families, who were victims of disaster.


(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Fire Department Issues Its Annual Warning For Grilling Safety

Philadelphia fire comissioner Lloyd Ayers says grill fires are the #1 type of fires his department sees in the month of July.



Ayers: Brownouts Here To Stay, For Now

Philadelphia City Council wants to end the policy of rolling brownouts, but the Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said they will stay in place.


(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers presents a special citation today to fifth-grader Mahlon Graham, for whom the ceremony was largely a surprise.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

5th Grader Recognized By Philadelphia Fire Dept. For Life-Saving Role

On the morning of February 16th, Mahlon Graham and his sister were walking to St. Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia when they saw smoke coming from a nearby assisted living facility and a woman at a window screaming for help.



Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Warns Of ‘Silent Killer’ Carbon Monoxide

Philadelphia’s Fire Commissioner is renewing his call for residents to have a carbon monoxide detector in their homes.