Philadelphia Fire Department
Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a demonstration of how to properly slice the base off a freshly cut Christmas tree.
The blaze was reported at about 9 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in the 4800 block of Greene Street.
City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.
The take back program was started about three years ago by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Since then, hundreds of thousands of pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and burned.
The fire was reported shortly before 8 p.m. at the 1900 block of Chestnut Street.
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at storage garages in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.
The first fire occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Bristol Street. A second one happened moments later around the corner at Hunting Park near I Street.
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.
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Mr. Rick Coppola, President of the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation, proudly announced Firefighter Brandon Mlodzinski of Ladder 12/A, has received the 2013 “Firefighter of the Year Award.”
In the wake of a medic unit bursting into flames, heavily damaging a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets, City Council has voted to hold public hearings into the condition and safety of Philadelphia fire apparatus, while the CBS 3 I-Team has uncovered visual evidence of still more problems.
Three people were sent to Temple University Hospital after a fire broke out in the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue in the Kensington section of the city Tuesday morning.
One person was injured in a high rise fire in North Philadelphia Wednesday night.
The fire was reported around 10 p.m. at the 6200 block of N. 3rd Street.
Firefighters Local 22 went to court seeking to keep the 14 from losing their new ranks. Among those taking the witness stand, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers.
At issue is whether the fire commissioner is required to fill budgeted vacancies with firefighters who pass the promotion exam, as the union contends, or whether he can pick and choose.