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Four Injured In Olney House Fire

Flames broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday at a home near 7th Street and West Nedro Avenue.

10/19/2014

(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

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I-Team Exclusive: New Steps To Protect Philadelphia First Responders Against Patients Suspected Of Having Ebola

A Philadelphia Fire Department memo obtained by the CBS 3 I-team now reveals new steps being taken to protect medics and firefighters who might answer calls to help patients suspected of having the Ebola virus.

10/14/2014

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Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Arrested

Police say the suspect, Lieutenant Jemal Johnson, an 18 year veteran assigned to Ladder Company 14 in North Philadelphia, was still wearing his fire uniform pants, which may have aided in his officer impersonation.

10/02/2014

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Officials Investigate Suspicious Fire At Mount Airy Apartment Complex

The fire marshal is investigating a suspicious, fast moving overnight fire that injured two people at an apartment building in Northwest Philadelphia.

09/28/2014

(Nearby surveillance video captured the Feltonville food truck explosion.  File image from CBS3)

Phila. City Council President Wants Food Truck Propane Tanks Inspected

Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a bill giving the Philadelphia Fire Department responsibility for inspecting propane tanks used on curbside food trucks.

09/11/2014

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Family Displaced By House Fire In West Philadelphia

Flames broke out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home along the 4100 block of Ogden Street in the city’s Belmont section.

09/06/2014

Philadelphia Fire Department truck. (credit: CBS)

Philadelphia Fire Department Has New EMS Leader

Jeremiah Laster has been sworn in as Deputy Commissioner.

08/31/2014

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Old City’s Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After Rebuild

The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.

08/29/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: A First Look At New Medic Units And Procedures In Philadelphia

Philadelphia officials now say improvements to the fire department’s medic system, first implemented 100 days ago, are working, making more units available to those needing help.

08/28/2014

Philadelphia Fire Department truck. (credit: CBS)

Broken Drive Shaft Strands Philadelphia Fire Truck En Route To Call

While en route to a service call Friday, the drive shaft of a Philadelphia fire truck broke off, stranding several firefighters and the truck for several hours.

08/22/2014

Family and friends gather at the funeral for four children who died in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia in July. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Liberian Community Gathers To Mourn Four Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

Funeral services were held Saturday for four young children who died in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia last month.

08/16/2014

(The apparatus floor of the “Ben Franklin” firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets, as renovations near completion. Photo by Justin Udo)

Reopening of Old City Firehouse Nears, Nearly a Year After Major Fire

There were no deaths or injuries, but the blaze caused enough damage to put the firehouse out of service for nearly a year.

08/04/2014

Fire fighters at the Sheraton Hotel. (Credit: CBS)

Smoke In Basement Causes Center City Hotel Evacuation

About 1,000 people were evacuated from 757 rooms in the 26-story Center City hotel as a precautionary measure.

07/23/2014

(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

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