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One Dead In Fire At North Philadelphia Boarding House

Flames broke out shortly before 3 a.m. Friday on the third floor of the Alliance Youth Mission Ministries in the 3000 block of North 22nd Street.

11/07/2014

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Fire Rips Through Row Home In North Philadelphia

Flames broke out shortly after 11:00 Sunday night inside a three-story row home along the 2200 block of Camac Street.

11/03/2014

(Geno Vento stands alongside the new plaque dedicated to fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters.  The center of the plaque shows a picture of Joey Vento, Geno's later father.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

New Memorial at South Philly Cheesesteak Shop Honoring Fallen Heroes

Geno Vento paid several thousand dollars for the monument he’s erected on the front of his famed cheesesteak shop.

10/30/2014

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Fire Displaces 4 Adults, 3 Children In North Philadelphia

Flames broke out around 4:00 a.m. Sunday at a home along the 5000 block of D Street.

10/26/2014

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Fire Rips Through Apartment Building In North Philadelphia

Flames broke out around 3:30 p.m. Saturday at an apartment building along the 3800 block of North 15th Street in the city’s Tioga-Nicetown section.

10/25/2014

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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

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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

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