Philadelphia 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.
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.
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.
Flames broke out around midnight Friday inside a home in the 100 block of West Seymour Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The air cylinder that firefighter Joyce Craig was wearing when she was killed in the line of duty one month ago is being tested.
A big donation from the insurance industry will continue to buy smoke detectors for Philadelphia residents who need them.
The blaze was placed under control shortly before 3:20am.
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.
The Philadelphia fire department’s year-end review found a sharp increase in the number of calls and the number of fatalities in 2014.
The flames broke out around 1 a.m. Monday inside a double garage at a residence along the 1100 block of Arrott Street.