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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

(Police dispatcher Celestine Stanford with Capt. Jonathan Lane at Police HQ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Awards Conferred by Philadelphia Police and Fire Depts.

They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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Fire Rips Through Home In West Mount Airy

Flames broke out around 3:30 a.m. along the 100 block of West Sharpnack Street.

04/13/2015

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Car Crashes Into Building In North Philly

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. at 3342 North Front Street in the Fairhill section of the city.

04/11/2015

Philadelphia Fire Department truck file photo. (credit: CBS)

KYW Flashback: The Year Of The Fire

Newsradio was nearly 10 years old and KYW reporters had experienced their share of fire coverage and more. But nothing prepared us for the inferno infused year of 1975.

04/06/2015

Philadelphia Fire Department truck file photo. (credit: CBS)

Woman Hospitalized After Fire Inside Manayunk Home

Flames broke out around 9 a.m. Saturday inside the kitchen of a home in the 100 block of Jamestown Street.

04/04/2015

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Phila. Fire Department Warns of Data Breach Affecting EMS Transport Patients

The fire department says a rogue employee sold patient information to a theft ring in 2012, but the theft did not come to light until February of this year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

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Fire Tears Through Bakery In North Philadelphia

Flames broke out around 2:30 a.m. inside Denise’s Delicacies in the 2900 block of North 22nd Street at Cambria Street.

03/29/2015

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Fire Rips Through Vacant Warehouse In North Philadelphia

Flames broke out around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Westmoreland Street in the city’s Tioga section.

03/28/2015

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