Philadelphia Fire Department

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Fire Rips Through North Philadelphia Restaurant, Apartments

Flames broke out around 1:15 a.m. Sunday inside a vacant apartment at a three-story building along the 2400 block of North Broad Street.

08/09/2015

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Philadelphia Fire Department To Receive Over $22 Million From FEMA

Senator Bob Casey announced that the Philadelphia Fire Department would be receiving some monetary aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

07/30/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Sides With City Over Giving, Retracting Promotions In Philadelphia Fire Department

This long running dispute broke out more than two years ago, when Firefighters Local 22 pressed in court to compel the Nutter administration to fill open captain and lieutenant vacancies.

07/21/2015

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Building Fire In South Philadelphia Being Investigated As Possible Arson

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that forced more than a dozen people from their homes overnight in South Philadelphia.

07/19/2015

(Philadelphia Fire Department and Red Cross personnel muster at 59th and Pine Streets, in West Philadelphia, getting ready to install smoke detectors in homes, free of charge.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Phila. Fire Dept. and Red Cross Supplying Free Smoke Alarms To Needy Homes

The American Red Cross and the Philadelphia Fire Department are partnering in an effort to eliminate fire deaths in the city.

07/07/2015

Philadelphia Fire Chief Leroy Ruffin (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Spike In Suicides Among Philadelphia Firefighters Calls Attention To Pressures Of Job

The Philadelphia fire department has been rocked in the last six months by a sudden spike in the number of employees who have taken their own life.

05/29/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: More Issues With Philadelphia Fire Department’s Fleet

Eyewitness News has obtained a memo over safety concerns sent to members of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

05/28/2015

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Man Found Assaulted After House Fire In North Philadelphia

Authorities say a man who was found inside his home after a fire in North Philadelphia appears to have been assaulted.

05/24/2015

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Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night

“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.

05/15/2015

Deadly fire in Kensington on May 11, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Deadly Fire In Kensington Being Investigated As Possible Case Of Arson

Flames broke out around 6 a.m. at a three-story building at Kensington Avenue and East Willard Street.

05/11/2015

(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, at far left, and other city officials listen as fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at lectern, discusses the new program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Fire Department Steps In To Help Deal With Large, Derelict Buildings

The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting Machines

Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

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Child Injured In House Fire In North Philadelphia

A child was injured after a fire broke out inside one home and then spread to two others in North Philadelphia.

04/27/2015

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at the ceremony marking ten years of the joint PFD/USAF program.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Fire Department Marks 10th Year of Providing Specialized Training to US Air Force

“I want to thank the Air Force for being a partner,” fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer said today, “because you could have chosen another fire department.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer and councilman Mark Squilla, during City Council budget hearings.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Brownouts Dominate Talk As New Fire Commish Debuts In City Council

The Philadelphia Fire Department’s controversial policy of temporary fire station closures — known as brownouts — dominated the discussion this past week during City Council’s first chance to question the new Fire Commissioner.

04/19/2015

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