Philadelphia Fire Department

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Newly Promoted Battalion Chief Continues Family’s 129 Year Legacy At Phila. Fire Department

When Chief John Meskill took the oath to become a Philadelphia firefighter back in 1886, he most likely never imagined that for the next 129 years one or more members of his family, continuously, would serve as members of the department.

02/27/2015

Fire in West Philadelphia on February 16, 2015. (credit: Jan Carabeo)

West Philadelphia Building Coated In Ice After Fire In Bone-Chilling Temps

The two-alarm fire broke out around 4 a.m. inside a three-story building along the 200 block of South 52nd Street near Locust Street.

02/16/2015

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Apartment Building Fire Forces Residents Into Cold In North Philadelphia

The two-alarm fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m. at an apartment building in the 1700 block of West Erie Avenue in the city’s Tioga neighborhood.

02/16/2015

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Fire Rips Through Germantown Rowhome

Flames broke out around midnight Friday inside a home in the 100 block of West Seymour Street.

01/31/2015

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Mayor Speaks On Philadelphia Fire Department Investigation

Mayor Michael Nutter says he “concerned” about allegations that male members of the Philadelphia Fire Department engaged in sexual activity with a female member while on-duty at city firehouses and inside a fire department vehicle.

01/29/2015

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Sources: Probe Into On-Duty Sex In Philadelphia Fire Department

Sources tell CBS 3 allegations of sexual activity on-duty involving as many as a dozen male members of the Philadelphia Fire Department have been investigated by the Office of the Philadelphia Inspector General.

01/27/2015

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Fire Rips Through Dry Cleaners In West Philadelphia

The flames broke out shortly after 11 p.m. at Walter Gerbron Cleaners at 55th Street and Cedar Avenue in the Cobbs Creek section of the city.

01/25/2015

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City Officials Hold Memorial Service For Philadelphia Firefighter Killed Last Month

Joyce Craig, the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, was memorialized at City Hall by Mayor Nutter and other officials.

01/12/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter and the firefighters union announce a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters. (credit: Mike Dunn)

New Deal, New Cooperation For Nutter Administration And Firefighters Union

It was a remarkable scene Friday at City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and the firefighters union — who have battled in court and in the press for years — stood together in announcing a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters.

01/09/2015

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Officials Continue Investigation Into Death Of Philadelphia Firefighter Joyce Craig

The air cylinder that firefighter Joyce Craig was wearing when she was killed in the line of duty one month ago is being tested.

01/09/2015

Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer, Insurance Society of Philadelphia President Russ Shaner, and Citizens for Fire Prevention Committee President Joe Flores at check presentation at Fire Department headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Major Donation Aids Philadelphia Fire Department Effort To Install Smoke Detectors

A big donation from the insurance industry will continue to buy smoke detectors for Philadelphia residents who need them.

01/06/2015

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South Philly Fire Displaces Family In Freezing Temperatures

The blaze was placed under control shortly before 3:20am.

01/06/2015

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Nine People Displaced After Fire Destroys Kensington Home

Flames broke out around 11:15 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the home along the 3000 block of North Lee Street near Front Street.

01/05/2015

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Philadelphia Firefighters See Sharp Increase In Emergency Calls In 2014

The Philadelphia fire department’s year-end review found a sharp increase in the number of calls and the number of fatalities in 2014.

01/04/2015

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Two Officers Injured In Frankford Garage Fire

The flames broke out around 1 a.m. Monday inside a double garage at a residence along the 1100 block of Arrott Street.

12/29/2014

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